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The current show at the Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux, ‘Monet, Renoir…Chagall: Journeys Around the Mediterranean’ comes to an end on 6th January.  It is a breathtakingly colourful show which ties in with the MP2013 Year of Culture programme and is especially resonant for people living locally.

klimtBut the 2014 theme promises to be equally colourful if not so relevant geographically.  ‘De Klimt a Hundertwasser: UnSiecle d’Or et de Couleurs’ will bring 100 years of Viennese painting to the rough walls of the former quarry.  It will include portraits and landscapes from both artists as well as the works of Schiele.  The show will run daily from 7th March 2014 to 5th Jan 2015.

In the meantime, if you haven’t seen the current show, do try to – a very beautiful if rather cold experience!  Open daily 10-18:00.

Details: http://www.carrieres-lumieres.com/en/events

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The new son-et-lumiere show at the Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux de Provence opens today and what an experience it promises to be!

carrieres_2012‘Monet, Renoir…Chagall. Voyages en Meditérannées’ which is part of the MP2013 celebration of culture brings us huge and brilliantly lit paintings by 16 different artists.  It starts with Joseph Vernet and then moves through Impressionism (Monet and Renoir), Pointillism (Cross and Signac) to the Fauves (Camoin, Derain, Matisse).  Finally there are works by Bonnard, Dufy and Chagall.  I think the colours and compositions of these works will lend themselves well to being projected on to the rough walls of this old quarry; and I am thrilled they have included my favourite Monet (if there could be such a thing) which can just be seen to the right in the photo above – his view of Antibes which is in the Courtauld in London.

This show is, I believe, quite unique and a must if you have visitors to entertain this summer.  It does though get really cold in there so wrap up warm.  Details on their website http://www.carrieres-lumieres.com/fr/node/482.  This show is on until next January.

Afterwards, there’s a wonderful restaurant in nearby Fontvieille which I can recommend: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g196671-d2294498-Reviews-La_Cuisine_au_Planet-Fontvieille_Bouches_du_Rhone_Provence.html

Parking is tricky but worth the hassle – they have the most sublime lavender creme  brulée!

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