Cathedrale d’Images

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Two sites in France paying homage to artist Pablo Picasso this year were mentioned in ITN (June ’09, pg. 70). I would like to add a third.

In the mountain village of Les Baux de Provence there is an underground rock quarry that has been transformed into a “Cathedrale d’Images,” where huge images of Picasso’s works are projected onto the quarry walls, accompanied by music. The total effect is awe-inspiring.

Our visit to the quarry turned out to be the highlight of our Grand Circle Travel river cruise, “Cruising Burgundy and Provence to the Côte d’Azur,” April 27-May 8, 2009, aboard the 46-passenger MS Provence. (The cabins were exceptionally large for a riverboat and all the meals were exceptionally good.)

The “Cathedrale” will continue to pay homage to Picasso throughout the year. In 2010 another artist will be honored with a new projection show.

EDWARD PINSKY

Montrose, NY

Cathedrale d’Images (Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France; phone +33 [0] 4 90 54 38 65, www.cathedrale-images.com) is open 10-5 (10-6 in summer) Monday-Sunday. The show lasts 30 minutes. €7.50 adult.

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Two sites in France paying homage to artist Pablo Picasso this year were mentioned in ITN (June ’09, pg. 70). I would like to add a third.

In the mountain village of Les Baux de Provence there is an underground rock quarry that has been transformed into a “Cathedrale d’Images,” where huge images of Picasso’s works are projected onto the quarry walls, accompanied by music. The total effect is awe-inspiring.

Our visit to the quarry turned out to be the highlight of our Grand Circle Travel river cruise, “Cruising Burgundy and Provence to the Côte d’Azur,” April 27-May 8, 2009, aboard the 46-passenger MS Provence. (The cabins were exceptionally large for a riverboat and all the meals were exceptionally good.)

The “Cathedrale” will continue to pay homage to Picasso throughout the year. In 2010 another artist will be honored with a new projection show.

EDWARD PINSKY

Montrose, NY

Cathedrale d’Images (Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France; phone +33 [0] 4 90 54 38 65, www.cathedrale-images.com) is open 10-5 (10-6 in summer) Monday-Sunday. The show lasts 30 minutes. €7.50 adult.