Carrières de Lumières; imagine if your visit to Provence included standing deep within a disused bauxite cave surrounded by towering 100 foot high walls, upon which is projected a 360 degree, multi-media art show profiling the breathtaking work of Van Gogh, Michelangelo or Marc Chagall. This is the stage for Carrières de Lumières, a vast cavernous space, utterly breathtaking in its own right but when light up by the entrancing artistic extravaganza of some of the world’s Masters, it is an unforgettable, part of anyone’s visit to Provence, I hope it will be part of yours!

Carrières de Lumières, a projected video art spectacle

No visitor to Provence should miss this heart stirring experience. You will watch incredulous at both the genius of the artists and the modern technology; over 100 video cameras, like paintbrushes, splashing incredible artistic talent across the quarry’s walls, floor and ceiling as an invisible musical conductor fades each scene in an ever-changing kaleidoscope of wonder. No matter how many of the 30 minute performances one watches, you will be held spellbound. Eventually, reluctantly, you will tear yourself away but you will leave dazzled, excited to return.

Carrières de Lumières Van Gogh, multi media art show

How to visit Carrières de Lumières

Carrières de Lumières this year portrays the wonders of Marc Chagall and opens on March 4th 2016.
Admission can be made in advance and online. The best value is combining it with the audio tour of the chateau ruins of Les Baux-de-Provence, a mere a ten minute stroll away. Les Baux-de-Provence is one of Provence’s most magical perched villages, 25 miles south of Avignon. Allow half a day to visit both, if time is short, at least an hour to see Carrières de Lumières

Carrières de Lumières is a truly captivating marvel and not just for art lovers! Combined with a visit to Les Baux-de-Provence, whose meandering cobbled streets will transport you back to a time of knights and clashing swords it will probably be the most memorable experience of your trip to Provence. Do you have half a day to set aside? I wouldn’t want you to miss it!