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Foundation Vasarely

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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Excellent and different museum, that seems to be falling on hard times. Got the feeling that it is not being maintained well. Thus I suggest you see it while the seeing is still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is something special about visiting a gallery designed by the artist to showcase site specific work. They works on display showcase different aspects of Vasarely's work on a grand scale and all are worth seeing. The famous op art colour pieces here presented as weavings, paintings, constructions and a mosaic alongside dramatic stainless steel cutouts. Many of the reviews... More 

1 Thank LondonMagicDougal
Dundee, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not central.Building deteriorating. very little to see. Art work been there a long time mainly optical art.

Thank linda L
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent and different museum, that seems to be falling on hard times. Got the feeling that it is not being maintained well. Thus I suggest you see it while the seeing is still good.

Thank IvanInCalgary
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This exhibition is housed in a purpose-built gallery (constructed of hexagons) on the western side of Aix and is unique in containing the extraordinary works of Victor Vasarely, famous for his Op Art and kinetic art. It's totally different from any other gallery we've ever visited and, if you think you don't like modern art, then see if it will... More 

Thank kittiwake2015
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an interesting display of gigantic Vasarely pieces in a variety of media. Some are woven tapestries, some tiled, some three-dimensional. If you like Victor Vasareky's work you'll enjoy it. It's on the #2 bus line, which we caught at the Rotunde. Vasarely designed the building, which looks like his works. In addition to displaying history's, the building hosts... More 

Thank KathiOH
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Being Vasarely fans, we were really looking forward to seeing the Foundation and were not disappointed. The size and intricacy of the various canvases was intriguing. We really didn't want to leave. The building itself is a monument to Vasarely's art, although the Foundation is clearly in needs of funds to do some fixing up. A wonderful Foundation staff member... More 

Thank TravlelingFlash
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We walked to the gallery from Aix and had a great time looking at the huge, and brilliant artworks. We were the only people there which made it feel very special. Please go, this gallery deserves a visit.

1 Thank geordieindorset
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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 

Thank R T
Aix-en-Provence, France
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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...

Thank Olivier G
Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank MingLouieStein

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