Plein Sud was created in the spring of 2020 as a reaction to the sanitary crisis with the aim of federating the actors of the visual arts world in the South of France into a united and supportive network. Museums, Art centers, private foundations, artists' residences, exhibition spaces in wine estates, historical monuments or remarkable gardens...
From 45 members the first year, the Plein Sud network now includes 66 places dedicated to contemporary artistic creation throughout the territory.
Domaine du Rayol
In Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, plunging into the sea facing the Hyères islands, the Domaine du Rayol is a protected natural area owned by the Conservatoire du littoral since 1989.
Landscaper Gilles Clément designed Le Jardin des Méditerranées, an invitation to travel through the Mediterranean landscapes of the world (California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, Mediterranean basin, Canary Islands) and landscapes with a more arid or subtropical climate (Mexico, Asia, New Zealand, Subtropical America).
Domaine du Rayol, Le Jardin des Méditerranées
Avenue Jacques Chirac (anciennement Av. des Belges)
On the coast road, between Le Lavandou and St-Tropez
Tél : 04 98 04 44 00
Visitors with a Domaine du Rayol ticket benefit from a preferential rate of 10 euros instead of 15.
Villa Noailles, designed by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, is an art center that hosts various exhibitions every year, as well as the International Festival of Fashion and Photography and the Design Parade.
Tél : 04 98 08 01 98
Abbaye du Thoronet
Built between 1160 and 1230, the Thoronet Abbey is, with Silvacane and Sénanque, one of the three Cistercian abbeys of Provence. A masterpiece in danger after the Revolution, its restoration began in 1841.
The purity and simplicity of the volumes, essentially dictated by the organization of community life, inspired generations of architects. Le Corbusier visited the site in 1953: “At the time of” raw concrete “, blessed, welcome and greeted, during the journey, such an admirable meeting. »
Abbaye du Thoronet
83340 LE THORONET
25 minutes by car from Brignoles.
Tél : 04 94 60 43 96