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Address: 1, Avenue Marcel Pagnol | Jas-de-Bouffan, 13090 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 04 42 20 01 09
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Unique, massive, very interesting

Worth a visit if you're in Aix-en-Provence. A building dedicated to massive pieces of art of Vasarely. Unique in the world. A bit run down...

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Part of my artists tour of Europe (Escher, Giger, Varsarely, Gaudi). The building itself is a great way to display the opulence of one of the masters of op art. A great selection of Varsarely's work both architecturaly and visually. If you are aware of his work do take the time to soak up the atmosphere of each piece. The... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Worth a visit if you're in Aix-en-Provence. A building dedicated to massive pieces of art of Vasarely. Unique in the world. A bit run down...

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Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I walked here from centre of Aix (only about 20 to 30 minutes) the building is absolutely eye-catching and impressive. Unfortunately the exhibits were in midst of being moved around and renovations were in place when I visited. There are no head-sets but there is a pamphlet with english (I appreciated that!) The art on the walls were big enough... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice building but placed in a ugly part of the city. Could have more things to see. If you have a car ok, if not, forget!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Vasarely is for any student of contemporary art and the geometric style. It's a joy to enjoy for anyone who appreciates design. The exhibit is small and managable - a great quiet break from the city life down the street. Definitely worth a trip and the bus stops right outside.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This foundation is about 10 minutes from Aix if you have a car. It has outstanding pieces by Vasarely which are gigantic Pieces that look dimensional but are not. The use of color gradation creates the three dimensional perspective and it Is amazing to see the various colorful artwork. creates the three dimensional patterns and

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Budapest, Hungary
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. Not only the colelction, but also the building was crated by Victo Vasarely and the two are in perfect harmony. It is a pitty that the building is in a bit od despear condition, this great artis would really deserve that the building guets a facelift. I would reccommend... More 

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Wilmslow UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The title is not meant to be belittling: he's a master of it. And this is the most spectacular and certainly larger scale than the ones I've seen in Budapest and Cuenca. Deserves a little better maintenance, and travel directions from town - very difficult to find until you get to the vicinity.

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Sydney, Australia
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved this gallery – so different to the usual run of museums and galleries through southern France. Vasarely’s huge optical illusion art pieces are fascinating and you can certainly spend quite a while there, viewing them from every angle - though you can also make a quick visit and see everything if you are short on time The building... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a short, easy, bus ride outside of Aix en Provence (the #2 bus left from outside the Tourism office and costs 1 EUR each way) and worth a quick visit. The artwork on display is pretty incredible. HUGE murals and abstract art hung from walls that were in a sorry state. Tiles and carpeting was old and run... More 

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