Carrière de Lumières in Baux de Provence

Cathedrale d'Images. Baux de Provence. Photo by Pedro Sagüés

Carrière de Lumières in Baux de Provence

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In the heart of the Provence, in the beautiful medieval fortified village Baux de Provence, you’ll find this 25 meters tall limestone quarry turned in 1977 into an incredible experience of images and music called Carrière de Lumières.

Each year, a different show takes place (Picasso, Van Gogh, Africa, China, Venice, …). In 2010 they featured AUSTRALIA. It lasts 30 minutes and it costs 7,5 € per person (kids is 3 €). You can get in and get out whenever you want, the show is always running. It takes a 10 minute walk from the town’s parking lot. If you don’t want to walk, you can leave the car right at the entrance. Bring a jacket with you, inside the quarry is 15º celsius. To have an idea of what the show is about, I recommend watching this 2 minute video I’ve prepared.

Baux de Provence was granted in 1642 to the Grimaldi family, rulers of Monaco. To this day, although administratively the town is entirely French, the title of Marquis des Baux remains with Princess Caroline of Monaco. The town is small, really well preserved, has multiple tiny shops (I bought a great Olive Oil) and is very touristic. I recommend visiting the church, one of the most original and beautiful I’ve ever seen. Although I didn’t visit the Castle, locals really recommended it.

This amazing show, together with a visit to Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in the Provence and best places in the world, makes it a must on your way through the Provence.

Cathedrale D’Images web site
Baux de Provence web site
Baux de Provence in wikipedia

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Photo and video credits: Pedro Sagüés

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4 Comments ;)


  1. why the cathedrale dimage closed, what the reason?

  2. Closed due to expiry of lease.

    New operator expected to open in 2012

  3. hi
    It’s now opened.
    It’s called now “Carrières de Lumières”
    http://carrieres-lumieres.com
    Enjoy

    We recommend also a great place to stay in th village Le Prince Noir
    http://www.leprincenoir.com/maison/rooms.htm

  4. Thanks very much, Ben!

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