The extraordinary trip!
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
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
Van Gogh’s Road
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.