Andy Goldsworthy Art Refuge

Within the Gassendi Museum, facing the clay wall " River of Earth“, the visitor literally immerses himself in the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Invited in particular to become a walker, the visitor will get to know the “Refuges” and “Sentinels”. Refuge d'art is an excellent pretext for discovering the exceptional landscapes ofand Haute Provence.

Hiking & Contemporary Art

Art shelter is therefore both a unique work of art and an authentic hiking route. It is indeed composed of several artistic installations to be “covered” between 8 and 10 days of walking. At the heart of the UNESCO Geopark of Haute Provence, the 150 km can be done roaming or as a star (day trip).

An IGN map specially published for this artistic project presents the complete itinerary as well as the day hikes. On the back, the hiker will find a presentation of the works (Refuges and Sentinels) in French and English as well as practical and tourist information to prepare for his walk.

« The sculpture here is not just the stone, it's the house, it's the whole route ».

Andy Goldsworthy

Co-published by IGN, Musée Gassendi, 2012. Bilingual French-English edition / Scale: 1 / 35.000° / Printed on both sides / Color illustrations


Guides and attendants are present on the territory (Art on the Way, hiking star…) to discover the different Refuges d'Art and Sentinelles installed by Andy Goldsworthy.