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“This Place is Indescribable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedrale Des Images

Cathedrale Des Images
Rue St Remy, Les Baux de Provence, France
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Type: Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Minneapolis
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“This Place is Indescribable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My wife and I had heard other travelers mention the quarry at Les Baux and the multi- media show there. I was highly skeptical and only visited due to bike fatigue riding up the steep road to Les Baux. From almost the moment we entered, I could not believe what I was seeing. Displayed on huge white stone walls in every direction were massive depictions of impressionist paintings in constant motion. Looking down one of the long quarry chambers was like standing in the most amazing art gallery you can imagine. Apart from the waves of sensory pleasure, it was also a fascinating learning experience as one artist's works were displayed in proximity to another's paintings. A very unique experience that should not be missed.

Visited October 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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““A Must-See! Absolutely the best multi-media show I have ever seen.””
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

"When I researched this attraction, I couldn't quite get my ahead around what it actual was and overall, it sounded "cheesy" to me. I couldn't have been more wrong! This is an installation of the highest artistic merit. You literally enter inside a world of painting (in this case, artists who painted in the Mediterranean) as if you are a paint drop on the canvas. The music, projection techniques, and art selection were all brilliant. My companion teared up, finding the experience so beautiful and amazing. This show is appropriate for all ages and I think any child, say 5 or over, would think it was awesome. Bring sweaters as it can be a bit chilly (The quarry itself is unique.). It provides a wonderful break from visiting walled cities and traditional museums."

Visited September 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Unexpected joy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We walked from the fortress/castle nearby and it was a delightful surprise. Prepare to get lost in a wonderland of sound and artwork. Made me proud of what beauty man can create, helped by nature.

Visited May 2013
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“You don't have to be an art lover to love this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Fantastic concept - executed perfectly. An old limestone quarry is converted into a huge gallery of projected art that fills the walls 30m high. Music plays in accompaniment and you can 'walk' through the artworks - or even climb within them. A must see. — in Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur.

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you are within 25 miles of Les Baux, go to the Cathedrale Des Images. Amazing dislpay of works of famous 20th century artists, Monet, Chagal Renoir etc etc projected on walls ceiling floor of immense ex bauxite mine. Impossible to describe the scenes and atmosphere. Stay for at least 2 rounds of the show, its almost impossble to take in

Visited June 2013
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