The city of Avignon and Avignon tourisme are pleased to present the brand new sound and light show at the Palais des Papes, for a completely new immersive and dreamlike experience. Embark on an extraordinary journey and go back in time! Follow the sound and light route and discover the history of the Palais des Papes and Provence, revisited through the theme of nature and lush vegetation. A first stop in the Cour d'Honneur, whose gigantic facades come to life in an impressive way to tell the story, and you are transported to the heart of the painted decorations of the Pope's Room and the Deer Room. In the Benoit XII cloister, let yourself be drawn into the magic and singular musical aesthetic of Ars Nova. Finally end your trip in the papal gardens, whose splendor is revealed by monumental plays of light and the mysteries unveiled by a soundtrack summoning the tiny world ... until October 8
Every year, in July, Avignon becomes a city-theater, transforming its architectural heritage into various places of representation, majestic or astonishing, welcoming tens of thousands of theater lovers of all generations. The Festival succeeds in the original alliance of a popular public with international creation. Avignon is also a spirit: the city is an open-air forum, where festival-goers talk about shows and share their experiences as spectators. For a month, everyone can have access to a contemporary and living culture. Programming on https://festival-avignon.com
After years of work, it's official. The Luma Foundation, with its tower built by architect Frank Gehry, opens its doors in Arles. On 11 hectares, the project led by billionaire patron Maja Hoffmann intends to cross disciplines, art, culture, the environment, human rights through meetings, exhibitions, conferences, archive centers ... In addition to the new tower, the campus also includes seven former railway factories and a landscaped garden. At this time, the cultural program for the summer has not been announced. The Tower, the program, the exhibitions, the park and its works will be open to the public from June 26. The other exhibitions are freely accessible all summer on presentation of the same ticket. The Tower and the exhibition spaces are open every day from 10 am to 7:30 pm and the public garden is free from 7 am to 8:30 pm All information on luma.org
While waiting for the museums to reopen, Provence Tourisme and the Bouches-du-Rhône Department are offering remote tours of museums and emblematic cultural places in the region, on the myprovence.fr website.
While the health crisis is hitting the world of culture hard, the Department and Provence Tourisme, in solidarity with the artists, are doing everything they can to support the cultural players in the area. It is in this context that the "Culture Thursdays" of My Provence were born. In association with My Tour Live, every Thursday, visit in a connected and immersive way the most beautiful museums and exhibitions of the Bouches-du-Rhône.
Thus, is to discover the most important archaeological collection of all Provence housed in the departmental museum of Arles antique or the thousands of collectibles of the Museon Arlaten, a completely renovated museum, where the life of Provençaux from the 18th century to These days. The exhibitions in the 21 bis Mirabeau cultural space in Aix-en-Provence are also available for visitors.
The program :
04/15/2021: "Ghost in the machine" exhibition at the departmental cultural space 21 bis Mirabeau
04/22/2021: "Common heritage" exhibition at the departmental cultural space 21 bis Mirabeau
04/29/2021: Departmental museum Arles antique
05/06/2021: Museon Arlaten
05/13/2021: "Common heritage" exhibition at the departmental cultural space 21 bis Mirabeau
05/20/2021: Departmental museum Arles antique
05/27/2021: Museon Arlaten
Practical information :
Sessions at 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. lasting 40 minutes and limited to 30 people
A free walking tour of about an hour, through the landscapes that inspired Vincent van Gogh, takes you into the artist's universe. Signage will guide your steps from the historic center, leaving from the Estrine Museum, to the Saint-Paul de Mausole Cloister, dotted with 19 reproductions of his most emblematic paintings.
Because you are a fan of the artist, find at the reception of the Intercommunal Tourist Office of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence an audio guide, available in French or in English, retracing the stories and anecdotes of Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy.
To enrich your discovery, you can download the Van Gogh Natures app for free (available on Play Store and App Store). This application is a geolocated multimedia guide allowing you to discover the work of Vincent van Gogh through the landscapes that inspired him. Van Gogh Nature is available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese.
In the application and on the course, the extracts of the letters are faithful reproductions of the original writings of Vincent van Gogh, respecting both the syntax and the spelling of the artist.
In 2020, the Quarries of Lights illuminate famous and singular works of Salvador Dalí. "Dalí, the endless enigma" looks back on more than 60 creative years of the Catalan master who has traveled and invented several artistic styles.
Through a thematic journey, you walk through surreal and metaphysical landscapes and find yourself at the heart of the surprising works of the artist with boundless imagination. This retrospective, combined with the music of the legendary group from the 1960s, offers a timeless journey that awakens the unconscious where Dalí's work remains an endless mystery and enigma. To admire until early January 2021!.
Reopening on December 15, 2020 Dalí, the endless enigma • Gaudí, architect of the imagination 2 exhibitions to discover until January 24, 2021
30% advance on booking
Advance fully refundable up to 14 days before arrival
Advance fully refundable in case of last-minute government restriction
Daily cleaning in rooms and common areas, supplemented by the disinfection of all contact points and bed linen and household linen
Marseille Marius Fabre soap and personal hand washing towels and disposable handkerchiefs in the rooms
Hydro-alcoholic solution available in common areas
Breakfast is served individually
The Routard guide recognizes Arles and the Camargue as the number 1 French destination to go to in 2021.
Inauguration of the building of the Luma cultural center designed by Frank Gehry, reopening of the Arlaten museum, return of the Rencontres de la Photographie… In 2021, a wind of renewal is blowing in Arles, an ancient city and stronghold of the Actes Sud editions. The opportunity to (re) discover this beautiful Provencal city crossed by the Rhône and use it as a base camp to explore the surroundings: the fascinating Camargue, between rice fields, bulls, salt marshes and sandy beaches, but also the Alpilles du next to Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy, without forgetting Nîmes, the other Roman city in the region where one will not miss the formidable museum of Romanity.