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Carrieres de Lumieres
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Enjoy this spectacular show, which brings new life to great works of art using an innovative combination of light and sound.

Carrières de Lumières (Quarries of Lights) is a multimedia show that projects thousands of art images onto the interior of an abandoned limestone quarry. Formerly known as the Cathedral of Images, the show uses 70 video projectors to cast enormous images on the walls, ceiling and floor of the quarry. The slide show of images is synchronized with a soundtrack composed specifically for the exhibit, resulting in a mesmerizing show that leaves many visitors with goose bumps.

Enjoy this imaginative museum, which was an active quarry where bauxite was mined until the mid-20th century. The quarry sat abandoned until French artist Jean Cocteau recognized its potential as an exhibition space. The flat limestone walls are white, providing a perfect neutral backdrop for colorful works of art.

Walk inside the dim quarry, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by artwork on all sides, even passing under your feet. The artwork featured in the show changes each year, with previous editions focusing on works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and others. Some shows are centered on regional themes or particular artistic movements throughout history. Each show is composed of two films: a short and a main feature.

Move through the numerous rooms of the quarry, which stretches out more than 656 feet (200 meters). Wander through the caverns at your own pace or even leave and return later, with visitors free to enter and exit at any point. The show runs on a continuous loop, so you won’t miss anything. Stay and watch the show more than once in order to fully appreciate its artistic composition and subtle nuances.

It’s a good idea to bring a jacket, because even during the warmer months the interior of the quarry can be a little cold. Carrières de Lumières is located 2,630 feet (800 meters) from the Château des Baux. It can be reached by bus or car. Park for free if you present your ticket for the show.

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