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Foundation Vasarely

1, Avenue Marcel Pagnol | Jas-de-Bouffan, 13090 Aix-en-Provence, France
04 42 20 01 09
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Visiting the Vasarely Foundation is almost like a pilgrimage if you are even vaguely interested in art. The man was a visionary and luckily we have this legacy to contemplate and enjoy.Worth the detour, as they say, and definitely worth the visit ifyou are in Aix. The Tourist Office can give you all the information you need to get there... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Impressive art, rooms with gigantic colorful artwork, just on the outskirts of Aix and easy to find with the large V on the highway

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Marseille, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It is one of my favorite museums in the region I live in. Very original and colored, you will live there a real experience with your eyes and your brain! Too bad you can't go there in a walk if you stay in Aix en Provence ; you have to take a car or a bus. The foundation also proposes... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Vasarely was a master and a pioneer in the visual arts. His work still inspire artists and architects today. Sorry that the building is worn and in urgent need of restoration.

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South france
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Fascinating trip into the mind of a great artist and architect. The building should be viewed from across the shallow 'lake' so one can appreciate the the whole black and white cuboid structure at its best. Vast paintings/sculptural wall-mounted works and carpets all from the highly perfectionist mind of Vasarely. Good bookshop, could do with a cafe featuring tea and... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It is a wonderful display of this artist's Op Arts master pieces. It is not that far from the main city center if you have a car. I was so impressed that I placed this museum as a must in Aix-en -Provence. I am sure you will be very happy to visit this museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A great stop and connect with modern day graphic connection that Vasarely expresses throughout all his work. Thanks to the foundation a superb art collection which will impress both young and old - a must see for a top interactive art museum.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The foundation is in itself undoubtedly extremely impressive, a beehive shaped building with each side of the hexagoins downstairs showing a fifteen foot work by Vasarely, complete with some sculpture and a cinema screening room (though the art films were all exclusively in french so i didnt spend long there). The works are all extremely eye catching and two hours... More

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Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We were really taken by the originality of these huge pieces which provide amazing colours and deceptive images of 3D design and play all sorts of tricks on you!

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connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This optical illusion, modern art museum was a treat. A bit out of the way and somewhat run-down but the art if fascinating. If you like Vaserely--- don't miss this one. Located outside center Aix, there are few restaurants nearby so plan accordingly.

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