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Address: Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 54 47 37
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Description: In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” host...
In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Spectators are totally immersed in the images projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.The site has reopened its doors with the show “Gauguin - Van Gogh, painters of colour”, created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi with Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi.
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Transported into a Painting

We were there a few summers ago. Getting tickets was simple and entering the caves was a welcome cool break from the summer sun. The quarry is very large and the art is on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were there a few summers ago. Getting tickets was simple and entering the caves was a welcome cool break from the summer sun. The quarry is very large and the art is on every surface and it creates and incredible experience. My husband and children were all very moved and touched by this incredible interactive experience. It was wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Carrières de Lumières Les Baux <carriers-lumieres.com> Five of us (four French and me). Car was parked on a tiny sliver of ground near some rocks and buses. I was vague about and had not really absorbed the details of this outing except we were visiting some “Art” thing in Les Baux. So I vaguely wondered about an entrance of sorts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The entrance does not prepare you for the scale of the cavern inside. As a converted quarry it has been so cleverly adapted to provide a visitor attraction which is pretty unique. Each show is around 50 minutes in duration and probably worth experiencing several as there are a number of vantage points where a different perspective can be gained.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A colleague and I took 12 Canadian teens to France for March Break 2014. During our time in Provence, our tour guide recommended the Carrieres show at Les Baux, so we jumped on it. We saw the Klimt & Vienna show and were simply bowled over by the awesome beauty and power of it all. I literally wept as I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited the Klimt and Vienna exposition on New Year's Day 2015, and found it busy, busy, busy. We were extremely fortunate to find a parking spot across the road in the little car park (only has around 20 spots), perhaps because it was late-morning & some early birds were leaving. There are other parking areas up and down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have been twice, once for Picasso, and once fro Klimt. extraordinary! The sheer size of this exhibit is awe-inspiring. Well worth the trip and moderate admission charge . Don't miss this! There are a few negatives posted, but they are small-minded, petty, and sort of snobby. I am sure that art "purists" will see this exhibit as crass and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I went last summer, it was was recommended to us as a must go to event. The art images projected on to the quarry walls, ceilings and floor, combined with music were absolutely stunning! Strongly recommend!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

They've turned an old quarry into a light and music show, and they've done a great job. It was easy enough to get there and the drive was pretty. The line wasn't too long and the price was reasonable. And then we were in this cavernous old quarry with long open expanses, huge ceilings and walls and a hundred or... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I saw the Klimt exhibit at Carrieres de Lumiere. It was stunning. This is not my favorite type of painting but it is for my mom, hence our visit. I was blown away by the artistic, very intelligent and beautiful use of the space. The creators of these shows are artists themselves. It is a must see. They change the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is one hell of an experience, nothing like I have ever seen before and not anywhere else in the world that I am aware of. You just got to go there to experience it to believe it.

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