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“Top attraction!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carrieres de Lumieres

Carrieres de Lumieres
Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
+33 (0)4 90 54 47 37
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Owner description: 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.
Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Top attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

absolutely the best thing to do in Les Beaux de Provence! it comes as a total suprise when you enter the show cave (yes, it is is a big cave of 7000m2), the all white big walls lighten up with paintings of Renoir, Chagall, Monet and many more! plus, the painting are moving and you feel like you are actually in the painting yourself! very different experience. i hope we see more of these shows elsewhere. a must see!

Visited May 2013
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“Don't Miss This Incredible Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Monet, Renoir Chagall--a Mediterranean art display projected on a quarries huge walls, pillars and floor. At the heart of the Alpiles the Carrieres de Lumieres host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique. Accompanied by classical music one walks through the quarries and takes in an incredible experience.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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“Wow!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I did not expect this!!! We were on a day trip and this was one of the stops.....this is really spectacular and you do not need to be an art expert to enjoy.............make it a visit if you are in the area.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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“All-senses experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Carved inside the mountain, this huge cave-like space, with ceiling as high as 30 or 60 FT, and large columns all around, famous paintings of artists from the Provence region are animated on the walls, floor and everywhere around you. Music is played in the background, and objects from the paintings are moving all around you - spectacular just to walk there, you feel like you are part of the art itself.

Visited May 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We happened upon this exhibit which is on at this time but not a permanent site. It is in a sandstone quarry,with many walls and consists of paintings projected onto about 60 ft [20 meter] high walls, so that one is surrounded by the painting ,Sometimes the painting is animated, so that for instance Monet's lilies move as if in water. Its hard to describe but not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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