Giants of the Renaissance at the Carrières de Lumières
© Scala, Florence /BPK, Berlin, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Elke Estel / Hans-Peter Kluth / Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Alessandro Angeli
© Scala, Florence - courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali
© Scala, Florence
© Scala, Florence/ courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali
From 6th March 2015 to 3rd January 2016, the Quarries of Light (known as Carrières de Lumières) at Les Baux-de-Provence continue their artistic adventure with a unique multimedia show: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael. Giants of the Renaissance.
Produced by Culturespaces, this new spectacle offers a unique opportunity to view the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance from a new perspective, scanned and projected onto the monumental quarry surfaces. Accompanied by music, you are led to an encounter with the greatest masters of Italian painting for an extraordinary experience, capable of stimulating emotions as strong as they are surprising.
The Carrières de Lumières is the setting for masterpieces created by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael between the late 15th century and early 16th century in Florence, Milan and Rome. Set in motion by means of high-performance technology that tailors music and images to completely permeate the enclosure, the digitised works of art come alive on the floor and on the quarry walls which are transformed into gigantic picture rails.
For thirty minutes or so, you are invited to roam freely around the quarry site (7 000 m2) for a dynamic visit. Guided throughout the show by excerpts of carefully selected music, you will rediscover such remarkable works as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (1442-1519); The Young Woman with Unicorn, the Triumph of Galatea by Raphael (1483-1520); or the ceiling vault of the Sistine Chapel and The Last Judgment by Michangelo (1475-1564)...
The spectacle offers a moving face to face with portraits that display their perfection in fine detail on the quarry walls, whereas the frescoes impress as much by their monumental dimensions as by the extraordinary gallery of characters which populates them. This is offering you a unique opportunity to see certain details of the frescoes as never before.
Carrières de Lumières
Route de Maillane
13520 Les Baux de Provence
Admission fees and rates
Full price: 10.5€
Reduced: 8.5€ (students, children from 7 to 17, job-seeker)
Free: Children under 7, disabled person.