Visit the Carrière de Lumière with our tour Provence
From 6 March 2015 to 3 January 2016, the Carrières de Lumières continue their artistic adventure with a brand new multimedia show: “Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael. Giants of the Renaissance”. Produced by Culturespaces and created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, this new show is an exceptional opportunity to see the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in a new light, digitised and projected onto the monumental surfaces of the Carrières. Accompanied by music, it brings you face to face with the greatest masters of Italian painting, for an extraordinary experience that is both moving and astounding.
We do propose to include this visit in a private tour Provence. It can be included for example in our private tour Provence Alpilles and Arles.
Your private english speaking driver guide will be pleased to share with you its passion and knowledge about Provence and its treasures.
The Carrières de Lumières gives centre stage over to the masterpieces created by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael at the end of the 15th and start of the 16th century in Florence, Milan and Rome. Set in motion using a leading high-tech system combining music and images that harmonise perfectly with the space, the digitised works of art dance around the walls and across the floor of the quarry, turning it into a huge moving showcase.
You are free to walk around the Carrières (7000 m2) at your own pace, adding to the unique dynamism of every visit. Conducted through the show by carefully chosen pieces of music, rediscover remarkable works such as The Annunciation, The Virgin and Child with St Anne, The Mona Lisa or even The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (1442-1519); The Lady and the Unicorn, The School of Athens or The Triumph of Galatea by Raphael (1483-1520); the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and The Last Judgement by Michelangelo (1475-1564), to name but a few.
While the show gives visitors an up-close and personal look at the portraits displayed to such perfection on the walls of the Carrières, the sheer size of the frescos and the extraordinary panoply of characters within them is truly astounding. Through the show some of the details of the frescos that normally decorate the walls and ceilings of churches, villas and Italian palaces are especially brought to the foreground at the Carrières, allowing visitors to see them from a completely new angle.