Things to do in Provence
Cultural news from our region
Carrières de Lumières
In the heart of the Alpilles, the momumental Carrières de Lumières host unique world-recongnised multimedia exibitions. Each year a great new show is unveiled, dedicated to one of the biggest names in art history. These shows are projected onto the immense 14-meter high walls, pillars and floors of the quarry, transporting you into a spectacular world of colour and sound.
Vincent Van Gogh Foundation
The Vincent Van Gogh foundation in Arles pays tribute to the work of Van Gogh – one of the greatest artists, whose flourishing creativity reached its peak during his stay in the city between 1888 and 1889 – while exploring its impact on contemporary art. Through the temporary exhibitions, original works of the Dutch master are presented together with contemporary art creations, establishing an inspired and imaginative dialogue.
Exhibitions at MUCEM
Inaugurated in 2013, the MUCEM Museum is dedicated to the civizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. The permanent exhibitions are broadly designed by encompassing different scientific fields: anthropology, archeology, history, art history and contemporary art. The museum aims to report on the historical and social permanence on the basis of the civilization, as well as the tensions that run through it until contemporary times.
Located on the Parc des Ateliers, a former railway wasteland covering an area of 11 hectares, LUMA Arles is a unique place where the abstract LUMA Tower, designed by architect Frank Gehry, exists in perfect harmony with seven former factories from the industrial heritage of the 19th century.
The gardens, park and pond surrounding the campus are the work of landscape architect Bas Smets. Designed as a journey through the region by the flora and fauna that inhabit it, the 4-hectare park is a place of life, exchanges and leisure open to all. As you stroll, works, sculptures or installations are revealed, extending the discovery.
Freshly inaugurated on June 26, 2020, LUMA Arles will host exhibitions each year by major artists, works by great figures of contemporary creation, specific commissions and in-situ projects.
A place for all curious and passionate about art!