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Carrières de Lumières 2022 Take a Journey to Italy

This year at Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence Venise la Serenissima is going to whisk us to the Grand Canal, over little bridges and through the shady walkways between beautiful buildings and churches. The 45-minute image and music show will immerse visitors in Byzantine art and the golden mosaics of Saint Mark’s Basilica, as well as focusing on the masterpieces of Tintoretto, Bellini and Canaletto. The usual short film (12mins) will provide a contrast with the work of Yves Klein. Continue reading here for the original Aixcentric post.

Carrières de Lumières Visitor Tips

The 2022 show runs from March 4 to January 2, 2023. Buy your tickets online.

The projection typically lasts roughly 45 minutes, repeating a loop throughout the day. Once you have paid the entry fee, you can stay and watch the loop a few times. However, with Covid-19 restrictions, your visit may be limited.

Carrières de Lumières is the largest fixed multimedia installation in France. The 14-metre high walls are the backdrop that 70 video projectors use to broadcast images.

However, parking can be challenging, so the best times to visit Carrières de Lumières are early in the morning or late afternoon.

The show is suitable for anyone with mobility issues, as are there are few stairs and wheelchair (or baby pram) ramps where necessary.

Inside the quarry is a consistently cool temperature, fabulous on a hot summer day. However, it can feel cold even then, so it is best to bring a sweater or coverup.

Buy your tickets online to avoid the lineup. You can purchase a combination ticket that allows access to the Château des Baux-de-Provence as well.

There is a small café on-site for a drink or light snack.

Open daily:
January, March, November and December: 10h-18h
April, May, June, September and October: 9h30-19h
July and August: 9h30-19h30
The last entry is one (1) hour before closing
Covid-19 protocols are in place – social distancing and masks are required.

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Lynne Alderson

Lynne Alderson

Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

For what is going on in Aix-en-Provence, Lynne has you covered at Aixcentric

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