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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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Wilmslow UK
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193 reviews 193 reviews
68 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Miskolc, Hungary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I went there in a kind of student programme, it was quiet interesting, even if these things are well-known nowadays by the internet. I am proud too because these awesome ideas came from a Hungarian's mind. You can use your brain, imagination and your actual seeing, how to look at things differently to see the 'other side'.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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