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Découvertes culturelles

Villa Noailles

The Villa Noailles in Hyères, a magnificent modernist residence built in the 1920s, is an iconic architectural gem. This unique venue is now home to the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessories, attracting designers and art enthusiasts from all over the world. With its lush gardens and breathtaking views over the Mediterranean, Villa Noailles continues to inspire and celebrate artistic innovation.

Mnt de Noailles, 83400 Hyères
Summer opening times untilto 3 September
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 14h to 20h.
Nocturne on Thursday from 3pm to 9pm

Closed on Mondays - free admission

Villa Theo

Villa Théo in Le Lavandou is a haven of peace, with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea. This historic villa, once frequented by famous artists such as Théophile Steinlen, captivates visitors with its authentic charm and Provencal architecture. Surrounded by lush gardens, Villa Théo is an ideal destination for those seeking tranquillity and artistic inspiration.

Art Centre - 265 Avenue Van Rysselberghe,
- 83980 Le Lavandou
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays - free admission

Carmignac Foundation

The Fondation Carmignac, located on the island of Porquerolles, is a place dedicated to contemporary art and the preservation of nature. Founded by Édouard Carmignac, an art and nature enthusiast, the foundation houses a collection of internationally renowned works and organises captivating temporary exhibitions. Its commitment to preserving the environment and biodiversity makes the Fondation Carmignac an important player in raising awareness of nature.

Piste de la Courtade Île de Porquerolles, 83400 Hyères
Access from €0 to €105

Domaine du Rayol

The Domaine du Rayol is a remarkable garden that offers an immersion in the plant diversity of the Mediterranean and similar regions of the world. Also known as the Mediterranean Garden, it features a rich collection of exotic and indigenous plants, carefully arranged in an exceptional landscape. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the sea while discovering the fascinating ecosystems that characterise this part of the world.

Avenue Jacques Chirac 83820 RAYOL-CANADEL-SUR-MER

- Adults: €14
- Reduced rate : 10 €
- Family price: €35
- Under 6s: free

Man Ray exhibition: "Le Beau Temps

This exhibition, currently on show at the Musée des Cultures et du Paysage in Hyères, is divided into four parts and offers a complete panorama of Man Ray's different periods in a magnificent setting. 

  • The must-haves Photographs, paintings, drawings, films and three-dimensional works all bear witness to the influence of light and the landscapes of the South on the Surrealist artist's career. On display here are photographs by Emmanuel Radnitsky, known as Man Ray, including rayograms, Le Violon d'Ingres, Noire et blanche, Larmes and La Prière, as well as fashion photos published in magazines such as Vanity Fair.
  • Villa Noailles From 1927 onwards, Man Ray frequented a couple of patrons of the arts, the Viscount Charles de Noailles and his wife Marie-Laure de Noailles. This part of the exhibition will present portraits of the Noailles couple, photographs of receptions from the period, a portrait of Robert Mallet-Stevens, a painting exhibited for the first time in France, M et Mme le vicomte de Noailles, and photographs of the Villa Noailles.
  • The gallery of surrealists Composed mainly of portraits of avant-garde artists, including André Breton, Paul Éluard, Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso, René Char, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro and Louis Aragon.
  • Le Sud Photographs of Man Ray on the Cote d'Azur: this section presents photographs of Man Ray's various stays on the Cote d'Azur at the beach or during meals with friends. During these stays, the artist took the opportunity to test the new colour films (photo and film) given to him by Kodak.

On view until 19 November 2023. From 8 July to 19 November 2023

Musée des cultures et du payasage " La Banque " 14, avenue Joseph Clotis 83400 HYERES

Price: €7
Reduced rate : 4 €