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Contemporary art after dark

You can enjoy contemporary art after dark too in the Région Sud, as moonlight bathes the museums and their gardens in a hushed ambience and gentle glow. Climb aboard for an off-the-beaten-track experience at the Carmignac Foundation and Mucem.

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Art under the moonlight

The Carmignac Foundation is treating us to yet another unexpected experience combining the worlds of art and dreams… Running from June to September, don’t miss their astonishing and poetic “Full Moon Nights” kicking off at 10 p.m. in the sculpture garden, unveiling around fifteen works under the moonlight. Equipped with headphones, visitors are guided through the vines, forests and beaches of Porquerolles island by the bewitching voices of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Patti Smith. This immersive adventure entitled “The Time of the Night” was created by the Soundwalk Collective.

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Starry nights on Mediterranean shores

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (Mucem) hosts regular nocturnal events in its vast 300-seater auditorium or outdoors when the weather is fine, with concerts or film showings. It’s definitely worth exploring the vicinity at nightfall too, even if the Mucem itself is shut. Designed by visual artist Yann Kersalé, the night lights on building J4 at the edge of the city’s Old Port (Vieux-Port) make the Mediterranean waters sparkle and glitter…