Van Gogh in Paris and Provence

If you are visiting Paris or Provence this year, don’t miss the fabulous sound and light shows at the Carrières de Lumières (Provence) and the new Ateliers des Lumières (Paris). They feature the works of Vincent Van Gogh, projected onto massive interior walls and choreographed with beautiful music. You’ve got to see it to believe it!

The Carrières de Lumières is in Les Baux-de-Provence, near both St-Rémy and Arles, where Van Gogh did much of his most important work. You can combine a visit to the Carrières with a visit to those towns, even seeing the room where Van Gogh lived in the asylum in St-Rémy; it’s a beautiful place and very moving.

Read all about it at The Good Life France!

2 thoughts on “Van Gogh in Paris and Provence

  1. I will be in St. Remy – without a car – and wonder if it is possible to get to Les Baux to see Carrieres de Lumieres? How far is Les Baux from St. Remy and is there a means of transportation to get there? Love your blog and books.

    • Hi Cathleen,

      Nice to hear from you!

      Getting around this area without a car is tricky but it can be done. I’ve taken the bus between St-Rémy and Les Baux before and it takes about 15 minutes. I haven’t done it in a few years so I’m not current on how it works.

      I found this site that might be helpful: check the part where it talks about buses and then click on the bus schedule link:

      I also suggest that you ask at the St-Rémy tourist office when you get here; they are really helpful.

      I hope you have a great trip!


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