Les Bassins des Lumières – An immersion in a magical world

The Bassins des Lumières is a 12,000 m² digital art centre installed in the former submarine base of Bordeaux. You will be captivated by its monumental exhibitions projected in a unique place combining art, culture and history. Every year, the Bassins des Lumières change their programme. This year, come and discover our exhibitions on Venice and Sorolla through a free visit that will take you for an hour into the paintings of the great masters of Art History. It’s a real experience that appeals to all your senses.

Currently at the Bassins des Lumières: Venice, the Serenissima (Until 2 January 2023)

This immersive exhibition takes you on a journey of discovery of the artistic and architectural treasures of Venice.

Embark on a journey through Venetian interiors and exteriors – both sacred and secular – in search of visible symbols of the city’s extraordinary history. You will explore canals, alleys, squares, buildings and churches.

For about 40 minutes you will be immersed in Byzantine art and the impressive golden mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica, the masterpieces of Tintoretto, Bellini and Canaletto, and the famous Mostra del Cinema, with photos of actors and actresses from Italian neorealist films.

Les bassins des lumières will allow you to experience a fabulous immersion in a universe that mixes music and image, making you discover or rediscover paintings from different angles.

In short, this visit will please people of all ages, but especially children who will appreciate this playful immersion in art!


  • Adult price (over 26): 15 euros
  • Child price (7 to 25 years old): 9 euros
  • Free for children under 7 years old

Opening hours

Sunday10:00 – 18:00
Monday10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday10:00 – 18:00
Thursday10:00 – 17:00
Friday10:00 – 17:00
Saturday10:00 – 17:00

How to get there

Adress : Impasse Brown de Colstoun, 33300, Bordeaux, France

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