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not to be missed

Please book your visit in advance and benefit from the free guided tour at 2pm everyday (at least... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paris, France
Quite the expedition

After taking the ferry to Porquerolles as part of the experience, the fondation is only a 20 min... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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The Fondation, created in 2000 under the initiative of Édouard Carmignac, will open to the public in Porquerolles, a Mediterranean island often compared to a floating forest on the sea. Visitors will discover contemporary artworks of the Carmignac...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Piste De La Courtade, 83400, Porquerolles Island, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please book your visit in advance and benefit from the free guided tour at 2pm everyday (at least during the week-end), it helps a lot to understand what might escape to the uneducated people (I am among them) in contemporary art. We did enjoy it,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

After taking the ferry to Porquerolles as part of the experience, the fondation is only a 20 min walk from the dock, eat in the port and continue up the road to the foundation. The brand new structure belong in the land like an old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ross086
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The context is a Euro 38 ferry ride from Le Lavandou and a Euro 15 entry charge. This needs to be good. The building is suitably interesting. Perhaps the star of the shows is the glass ceiling with water on top. It is an outstanding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

A gallery with lots of promise. Enjoyed the design of the building, its settings in a garden that over time will become very attractive. Artwork is of high quality contemporary. Very worth a visit. No cafe or refreshments. Guides helpful but no English commentary.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The location and artwork were worth seeing, but one’s enthusiasm is quickly curtailed by the unpleasant and rude staff, unless this changes it wiil be a one off visit! What a pity!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hillary M
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited here one morning and it was one of the best collates exhibitions I’ve ever seen. The attention to detail was amazing and the exhibition inside was just as good as the outdoor exhibition. The cafe is also lovely

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Millie E
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We wanted to visit Porquerolles Island, and were pleased to find it had a contemporary art museum- Foundation Carmignac. It is suggested that you have a reservation for both the ferry and museum. We easily made reservations online for both the ferry (Batelier De La...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank samp
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a must for contemporary art lovers! A short ferry ride (15 mins) takes you from Hyères to the island of Porqueroles, an idyllic nature reserve. You can hire bikes to tour the island. Our reason to visit was the recently opened Carmignac Foundation...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HannahWoodhouse
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Walk some 600 meters up from the Port once you arrive on the island and you reach the entrance of this stunning property. From there you soon see the house and a welcoming statue of Neptune with flippers that sets the tone for the visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anny T
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