Monday, April 15, 2013

Les Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux

The Carrières de Lumières, formerly known as the Cathedrale of Image, opened its new dazzling show on March 8th. I was lucky to attend the opening night on March 6th and felt this was their best show so far...

Monet, Renoir... Chagall. Journeys in the mediterranean. Is the title of this new amazing program.

100 projectors are reflecting Art on the wall (up to 14 meters high) of this former enclosed quarry on 5 000 m² (about 50 000 sq ft). The sound is perfect (I loved the music) and the sensation can be sometimes be a little "out of this world".

The show, lasting 35mn, will get to you through :
- A prologue in Marseille
- The Impressionism
- The lights of Mediterranean
- The Fauve
- Pierre Bonnard
- Raoul Duffy
- Marc Chagall
16 differents artists (the one mentionned plus Monet, Renoir, "local" Joseph Vernet, Cross, Signac, Camoin, Derain, De Vlaminck, Friesz, Manguin, Marquet, Valtat & Matisse) are "exhibited".

Open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 7pm
10am to 6pm from Oct to Jan
Until January 5, 2014
Just walk in as you arrive.
==> Prefer morning when less busy
==> Dont forget to bring a jumper as it can get quite chilly inside (especially in Summer days)
==> Price : 9.50 € (stay as long as you want)
==> you can pre book here 
==> More details on the Carrières de Lumières website

And now some of the tacky pictures I took during the show.
Check the Carrières de Lumières site for better quality...

The Carrières de Lumières from outside

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