Vasarely Foundation

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

Architectonic centre in Aix-en-Provence, listed as a historic monument.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of op art inside a lumino-kinetic building, designed and financed by Victor Vasarely.

On the ground floor are 16 modules with a hexagonal base, linked together like a gigantic construction game, including 42 monumental architectural units and 2 sculptures. The works are made of anodized metal, tapestry, ceramics, enamel and silkscreen-printed glass. They result from a fruitful collaboration between the artist, the architects and companies with the aim of creating a multi-coloured city of happiness.

On the first floor, an area called "Vasarely Plasticien" ("Vasarely Plastic Artist") includes a visit and cultural mediation elements, giving visitors the chance to explore the artist's world, from his beginnings as a graphic designer to his work on monumental units, with almost 200 original works and documents.

Temporary exhibitions, workshops, concerts, conferences, plus cultural mediation activities with workshops for children, families and adults are regular features of the Foundation program all through the year.

The cultural mediation service can also organize birthday parties for your children and introduce them to the site during a visit and a creative workshop.

Facilities for disabled people: all the rooms are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

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Le Lully - N° 473
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Le Lully - N° 473

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La Sauveté
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Aix-en-Provence

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Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium
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Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium

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Le Juvenal - N° 4015
Holiday rental

Le Juvenal - N° 4015

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Les Chênes

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Things to do

Petite Mila
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Petite Mila

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Aix Golf Académie
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Aix-en-Provence

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Santons Fouque
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Santons Fouque

Aix-en-Provence

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Le bar des PTT
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Cave du Félibrige
Shopping gourmand

Cave du Félibrige

Aix-en-Provence

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Edouard et Maëlle
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Edouard et Maëlle

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Where to eat

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix-en-Provence

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Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

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Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

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Bottega Da Verri
Food guide restaurant

Bottega Da Verri

Aix-en-Provence

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La Chimère Café
Food guide restaurant

La Chimère Café

Aix-en-Provence

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La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

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La méduse
Food guide restaurant

La méduse

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Le Novo
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Cuisine de Provence

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