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Off-season highlights of Provence

Christmas holidays are just around the corner and we, at Benvengudo hotel, have gathered ideas for you. We have selected the must-see exhibitions and attractions in the Baux-de-Provence and nearby areas, to visit during your stay with us.


The “Carrières de Lumières” exhibition (Quarries of Lights), temple of immersive art

This exhibition shows works of art projected on 7000m² of limestone walls to the rhythm of Luca Longobardi’s music.

This year, Bosch, Brueghel, and Acimboldo, three great painters of the XVIth century, are put into the spotlight. Come and discover their masterpieces and secrets they unveil during a breathtaking light and sound show.

Don’t wait too long, the exhibition ends on the 7th of January 2018!

“Noëls Insolites” – not just a simple Christmas Market, but a real festival!

Only one-hour drive from Baux-de-Provence, the small city of Carpentras will take you away from the beaten tracks to discover an incredible festival “Noëls Insolites”. Taking place from 16th to the 31st of December 2017, this biggest street event in Southern France gathers more than 250 artists and technicians to offer you over 150 various performances.
In addition to these shows, you can also discover city’s traditional Christmas market, nativity figurine salon and skating activities, all available until the 7th of January 2018.

Phot’Aix 2017 – photography festival, both local and international

Pass by Aix-en-Province (situated 1-hour drive from Baux-de-Provence) to visit Phot’Aix 2017 and its two photography exhibitions. Taking place until the 30th of December 2017 in the city streets, they bring together 5 French and 5 Chinese artists to promote the art of contemporary photo.
Take also the chance to explore Aix-en-Province’s Christmas market – one of the biggest in Provence region.


Come and enjoy our Christmas and New Year’s Eve offers to spend a few days at Benvengudo and discover the events and activities around!


Photo : © Culturespaces / Erick Venturelli