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Villa Datris ©HOCQUEL A

Villa Datris

a haven for contemporary art lovers

Villa Datris contemporary art foundation brings L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to life each year with a new exhibition of contemporary artwork.

Duration :

2 hours

Type:

Visit

Parking :

free

What is the Villa Datris?

Villa Datris ©COQUARD M

Practical Info

Free entry to Villa Datris – make the most of it!

Villa Datris is a private foundation which sits in a magnificent building with a bright, colourful, and joyful facade dating from the end of the 19th century.

Founded several years ago by Danièle Marcovici, CEO of a packaging company, and Tristan Fourtine, an architect, Villa Datris was born out of a joint passion for Contemporary Art that they wished to share with others.

Every year, a new exhibition takes over; each year more exciting than the last!

“Bêtes de scène”

2019: an exhibition exploring the relationships that humans have with animals

“Sculpture en partage”

The exhibition theme in 2016 – shared sculpture

From house to garden

Four floors and a charming garden – you’ll be led into another world…

Sculptures are exhibited in all the rooms of the house and all the way down to the bottom of the garden.

Dependent on the exhibitions, you can also see artwork by Daniel Buren, Wim Delvoye, Jean Dubuffet, Le Corbusier, Sol Lewitt, Joan Miró, Jean Nouvel, Sarah Oppenheimer, and a number of other big names!

Gardens of Villa Datris ©HOCQUEL A
Coup de coeur

We love

The harmony between nature and sculpture

Gardens of Villa Datris ©ABRY H

Exhibitions…

to see as a family

Not only does the Villa Datris open its doors free of charge, to make its collections of contemporary artwork accessible to all – it also offers a fun and exciting visit for younger visitors.

In the form of a Cluedo-style investigation or a guided tour, the exhibitions are always accompanied by an approach specially designed with little ones in mind.

Firm favourite

If you are visiting l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with children, don’t miss out on the cooking activity at Mas des Grès (for children staying at the hotel).

Mas des Grès, in Lagnes

Summary

  • Unmissable for any fan of contemporary art
  • Accessible to all: free exhibitions and child-friendly tours