It’s one of the world’s major contemporary art collections and has just acquired a new space, commensurate with its stature: the Lambert Collection, which opened in 2000 in Avignon’s splendid Hôtel de Caumont, is just settling into its new, wider home; in 2015, the gallery doubled its floor space, extending to the adjoining Hôtel de Montfaucon. The Hôtel de Caumont is now devoted exclusively to temporary exhibitions and the Hôtel de Montfaucon houses the permanent collections belonging to Parisian collector and gallery owner, Yvon Lambert. This new complex also boasts an auditorium, restaurant, bookshop, two open courtyards and runs teaching workshops. The venue can also be hired for private functions. So come on, let’s go!
New in Avignon in 2015: the Collection Lambert, one of the finest contemporary art collections in France, re-opens after being closed for a year and a half for works, with a floor space doubled. Les Luminessences Sound and Light show, which offers a powerful 3-D vision of the history of Avignon, will run sessions in English. Lastly, the town will have its official, prestigious venue to show off the wines of the Rhône Valley: le Carré du Palais.
It’s in the village of Monteux, at the foot of Mount Ventoux, that lovers of beautiful performances can watch throughout the summer a magnificent multi-media show presented by the famous trainer and horsewoman duo, Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado. The show takes place until 23 August 2014 and should return every summer until 2019.
Train shuttle between TGV station and central station • Les Luminessences Sound and Light Show at the Palace of the Popes this summer • Lambert Contemporary Art Foundation and Cathedral closed until 2015 • Palace of the Popes: reopening of fully renovated Saint Martial Chapel and permanent closure of Bouteillerie wine cellar • Summer exhibitions