Villa Carmignac presents La Mer imaginaire an exhibition which celebrates the poetic power of the subaquatic world, and calls into question our relationship with other living beings. The artworks are displayed throughout the 2000m2 exhibition spaces that stand under a water ceiling. On the first floor, Catalan artist Miquel Barceló was given a carte blanche and turned the space into a submarine grotto. The Villa’s garden, designed by Louis Benech, also displays many sculptures and hosts a programme with concerts, cinema, workshops for children, yoga classes and sound walks.

Ed Ruscha, Sea Of Desire, 2018 ©MarcDomage
Miquel Barceló, L’Alycastre, 2018 ©CMoirenc
Nils-Udo, La couvée, 2019 ©CMoirenc
© CMoirenc
Vue de l'exposition La Mer Imaginaire © Luc Boegly
Miquel Barceló Ressac, 2021, Œuvre in situ, Villa Carmignac, Porquerolles Co-production Fondation Carmignac & Miquel Barceló © Miquel Barceló - ADAGP, Paris, 2021 © Fondation Carmignac - Photo Philippe Chancel

Villa Carmignac presents La Mer imaginaire an exhibition which celebrates the poetic power of the subaquatic world, and calls into question our relationship with other living beings. The artworks are displayed throughout the 2000m2 exhibition spaces that stand under a water ceiling. On the first floor, Catalan artist Miquel Barceló was given a carte blanche and turned the space into a submarine grotto. The Villa’s garden, designed by Louis Benech, also displays many sculptures and hosts a programme with concerts, cinema, workshops for children, yoga classes and sound walks.

Access

April / May / June / July / August / September / October:
Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last entry at 4.30 p.m.
Nocturnals on Thursdays until 9 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)

Piste de la Courtade
Île de Porquerolles
83400 Hyères
+33 (0)4 65 65 25 50

villacarmignac.com

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CULTURE

The farmers’ market of local producers, downtown Hyères, every Tuesday, the Saint Paul collegiate church built in 1182 and classified as a Historical Monument, the Parcours des Arts: about 40 galleries, craftspeople workshops and boutiques in the pedestrian streets of the old town.

PLACES TO STAY

La Reine Jane
A family hotel with 14 bedrooms decorated by 14 designers. Aperitif on the rooftop and pleasant, generous restaurant, ideal with friends.

Le Provençal***
An institution of the Giens Peninsula: sea view, legendary seawater pool, friendly welcome.

Lido Beach

PLACES TO EAT

La Rascasse
The gourmet restaurant of the hotel Le Provença overlooks the sea and the Hyères islands with its outside terrace.

Le Pothuau
Provençal seafood specialities. Bouillabaisse, Provençal bourride, fish soup and seafood paella… Reservation required.

La Langouste
Snack in the villa Noailles’ garden. Guest Chef: Martin Himeur

Le Marais Plage

Chez Lulu
Traditional Italian cuisine and Le Frigo de Lulu for the Italian delicatessen and snack.

Le Denti
Fish eatery, 100% sea and local. Ideally located on a terrace downtown.

La Brasserie
The traditional bistro of the hôtel Le Provençal.

Pizzas
Don Pappazino