Exhibition: from Vermeer to Van Gogh at les Bassins des Lumières

Exhibition: from Vermeer to Van Gogh at les Bassins des Lumières

The Bordeaux submarine base was built by the Germans during the Second World War. Culturespaces is working to bring this emblematic site back to life by transforming it into France’s largest digital art center, offering large-scale immersive exhibitions.

Bordeaux’s Bassins des Lumières are hosting two exceptional digital exhibitions. Part of the Bassins des Lumières’ ongoing commitment to offering innovative, immersive cultural experiences, they promise to be a visual feast. They will explore the rich heritage of the Dutch masters as well as the innovative works of Mondrian, establishing a captivating dialogue between past and contemporary art. This immersion into different eras guarantees a breathtaking and memorable visual experience!

Long program: “From Vermeer to Van Gogh, the Dutch masters”

The unique works of Van Gogh and Vermeer will be highlighted, offering a digital immersion into the world of these northern painters. Each painting will become a living world, inviting visitors to stroll along the Flemish canals and immerse themselves in daily life sublimated by the masters of painting. Captivating scenes, from Vermeer’s Hitchcockian mysteries to Rembrandt’s spiritual introspections, will be presented, offering viewers a rich and varied narrative experience. Finally, the exhibition will conclude with a vibrant celebration of nature and emotion through the radiant works of Van Gogh, transporting visitors to the sun and moon of the South.


Short program: “Mondrian, the architect of color”

This digital creation will look back at the work of Piet Mondrian, exploring how his abstract and minimalist compositions revolutionized art and influenced diverse fields such as fashion, design and popular culture. Visitors will be invited to follow Mondrian’s evolution from the figurative to the abstract, discovering his exploration of Neoplasticism. The exhibition, divided into five chapters, will offer a perspective on Mondrian’s different periods, from his naturalistic beginnings to his iconic abstract compositions, revealing his quest for pure, universal beauty.




Address :

  • Bassins des Lumières
    Impasse Brown de Colstoun
    33 300 Bordeaux

Opening times :

From 16 February 2024 to 5 January 2025

Opening times during the February holidays (from 2/16 to 3/03 included)
From Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. / Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.– 9 p.m.

Opening times from 3/04 to 3/31 and to 10/01 to 12/19
From Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. / Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.

Opening times from 4/01 to 9/30 + school holidays
From Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.– 9 p.m.


Rates :

Full rate : 15€

Reduced rate : 12.5€


More information:


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