Wednesday 23rd September: Visit & Lunch, Bassins de Lumiéres, Bordeaux

We will meet at 10h45 in front of the submarine base, now known as the Bassins de Lumiéres.  There are currently 4 artists that are being featured: Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Ocean Data and Anitya.  It is the first exhibition at the new Bassins de Lumiéres which is described here:

“In 2020, Culturespaces opened the largest digital art centre in the world: the Bassins de Lumières. France’s leading private operator in the management and promotion of monuments, museums, and art centres, Culturespaces is pursuing the creation of digital art centres and immersive exhibitions.

Located in Bordeaux’s former submarine base, the BASSINS DE LUMIÈRES will present monumental immersive digital exhibitions devoted to the major artists in the history of art and contemporary art. The submarine base’s surface area is three times the size of that of the Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence and five times that of the Atelier des Lumières in Paris.

The digital exhibitions will be perfectly adapted to the monumental architecture of the submarine base and will be reflected in the water of the four enormous basins, thereby adding a new dimension to the immersive experience. Visits will be conducted on gangways above the water and along the quays of the enormous basins.”

After the visit of approximately 1.5hrs, for those who wish, we will hop in cars to head over to the parking next to Bar de la Marine.  Weather permitting we will enjoy a lovely lunch in the garden.  Details of the menu are to follow.  If you wish to attend lunch please inform Henley (see below). This optional and payable at the restaurant individually.

The price for entry to the exhibition is 11 euros.


Please contact Henley by email on for instructions of where to send your cheque. The visit is for a group booking for a maximum of 20 people, so book early to avoid disappointment.


⦁ Limited numbers per hour into the exhibition
⦁ Temperature control check at the entrance
⦁ Masks to worn
⦁ Use of hand-gel
⦁ Social distancing of 1 metre