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Carrieres de Lumieres

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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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Didn't know what to expect when we walked to the front door but then entered the "cave" and was totally impressed. Pictures don't do it justice. You have to be inside the cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't know what to expect when we walked to the front door but then entered the "cave" and was totally impressed. Pictures don't do it justice. You have to be inside the cool dark room with art projected on every surface!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very special attraction close to the chateau at Les Baux . Get surprised for this unique show . An old mine turns into an art gallery

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I noted a previous critique commenting it was all lights and loud music. It was, and this it is what it is about. Classical music ever set to an immersive light projection show projecting on 20m high limestone walls and the floors created when miners chiseled limestone underground to build surrounding structures. Firstly, what a fantastic use of the old... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a multimedia show, projecting images of famous paintings onto the walls and ground of an abandoned quarry in Les Baux-de-Provence. The current show is “Klimt and Vienna. A century of gold and colours” from 7 March 2014 to 4 January 2015. It was the number 1 on my things to do list in Southern France last summer. I... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure how interesting this would be but I was surely impressed with the execution of the show. Sight and sound experience is amazing. Show was about 40 minutes and kept us entertained the whole time. The quarry itself is very cool and is better with the imagery. Would definitely recommend.

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Rupelmonde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The combination of the superlarge projections of renaissance masterpieces on the walls and floors of this cave, with the powerfull music, will give you an experience that you will not forget quickly. And the really fun part is, you are allowed to take pictures (without flash, which does work if you have a decent camera)! Really worthwhile to visit. Takes... More 

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florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

After reading all the hype about this place and walking there from the village we were very disappointed in the show. Lots of lights changing color, noisy music. Not worth the entry fee in my estimation. We left after 10 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Making use of an abandoned bauxite mine to create a culture place is very impressive bit of French ingenuity and illustrates well how much progress France has made in developing its tourism business. That by itself is worth experiencing. The current show of Renaissance art is an extremely good use of the venue and brings to life the masters. Visitors... More 

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Sommieres, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This year's exhibition is fabulous. Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Having visited Rome recently, it was like being there again:) The renaissance music accompagnies the film perfectly. We cannot wait to see, what's in store for next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Every year I visit this splendid quarry with its high walls, sharp angles, and fresh temperature (a delight in summer) and each time I am blown away with the sight and sound of the display. It is like walking through art as a character in the canvas. When I bring guests for their first visit they always leave stunned at... More 

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