Historic site and monument
in Digne-les-Bains

Refuge d'Art "River of Earth"

A singular experience that of Andy Goldsworthy, artist
internationally recognized, who imagines a project combining contemporary art
and safeguarding rural heritage in the protected territory of the Haute-Provence Geopark, around Digne les Bains.
The Gassendi Museum is the starting point for the walk and the project
Refuges d'Art, his “base camp”.
River of Earth, a monumental clay wall of more than 50 m2, is housed in the
fourth floor of the building, in a vast space: the landscape room.
This room confronts two visions of the idea of ​​landscape: the romantic vision
and tradition of Provençal painters influenced by the ideals of Frédéric
Mistral and the contemporary vision of Andy Goldsworthy who uses clay, a
original component of the landscape, to create River of Earth.
The museum also presents a set of preparatory drawings by the artist as well as a set of photographs of the founding ephemeral work of Goldsworthy's work at Digne: the Cairn of Digne.
We speak: English, French, Italian


  • Work of art


Opening hours from October 01, 2023 to May 13, 2024
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 13:30 p.m. – 17:30 p.m. except weekends: 13:30 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.
Closed between Christmas and New Year.
Opening hours from May 15 to September 30, 2024
MondayOpen from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.


Free for children under: 21 years old


Home animals

Pets are not accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Independent wheelchair accessible
From 4 € / adult


64 Boulevard Gassendi
04000 Digne-les-Bains
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