CAIRN, Art Center

Cairn centre d’art ©

CAIRN (Comtemporary art exhibitions inspired by nature) has the mission to connect and shape its surrounding region thanks to several artists like Mark Dion, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, herman de vries or Andy Goldsworthy.


Created in 2000 with the collaboration of the Gassendi Museum and the Geopark of Haute Provence, CAIRN is expanding its artistic mission: offering exhibitions created on site by numerous artists and then exhibit permanent work collections and short-lived works in a territory of more than 200,000 hectares thanks to state request or European programs. The works located in the nature and in the temporary showroom call the visitors for a walk in the mountain. Visitors can discover natural sites, history, traditions of places and meet its inhabitants.

CAIRN is a laboratory of creation connecting art to nature and the special features of the territory and at the same time producing and spreading art in a rural environment.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Labels & accessibility

  • Adhérents Haute Provence

Tourism & Handicap Labels

  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Incline >5% but reasonable



  • Unguided individual tours available permanently


  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request


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Comfort / services

  • Car park
  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Exhibition space
  • Guided tours
  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Tour free of charge

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibition


Moyens de paiement

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash

Opening times

From 02/04 to 11/07/2021, daily.

From 23/07 to 30/11/2021, daily.