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Carrières de Lumières: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

1. From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh. From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence. In Arles, follow in his footsteps at the sites that inspired Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow some reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned.

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

2. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

Les Baux-de-Provence: Carrières des Lumières Entrance Ticket

3. Les Baux-de-Provence: Carrières des Lumières Entrance Ticket

From February 17th to April 14th, the main exhibitions of the Carrières des Lumières “From Vermeer to Van Gogh, the Dutch Masters” and “Mondrian, the architect of colours” take the visitors into a unique immersive experience. Learn more about the daily life and the genius of the painters of the North who represented the ordinary in an extraordinary way. Stroll around Vermeer’s world and set sail into his famous canvases. Master of the chiaroscuro, Rembrandt encourages the introspection. Immersing the visitor in a spiritual but realistic atmosphere. Finally, embark in a journey to the South of France through the colourful and emotional paintings of Van Gogh. This worthy successor of the seventeenth-century painters will take you into the summery night skies of Provence. The short exhibition of Mondrian presents his famous works which influenced pop culture and many artists.

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What people are saying about Carrières de Lumières

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4.4 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Emile was a fantastic host, and was very knowledgeable. It was a very enjoyable experience with a lot of discussions and conversations about Van Gough and the locations he took us to. We will be highly reommending for all our friends to take this tour when they come across to Europe.

Really enjoyed this tour of the two major sites of importance for Vincent Van Gogh’s life and art. Our guide Silvia was very engaging and knowledgeable about history and architecture which was a real bonus for learning about development of Arles. Would highly recommend.

Lucille was a fantastic guide. She is very knowledgeable about the Avignon area. She has a great sense of humor and was very easy to communicate with.

Thierry was a wonderful guide! The places we saw really showed us how Vincent Van Gogh lived and worked. Theirry really knew his stuff!

Our tour was exceptional and our guide Nicola was great. He had lots of good information and paced the tour well.