Fondation Carzou

Museum Fine Arts Modern/contemporary art
  • Fondation Carzou
  • Fondation Carzou
  • Entrée chapelle
  • Intérieur de la chapelle
Fondation CarzouFondation CarzouEntrée chapelleIntérieur de la chapelle


The Carzou Foundation is composed of a superb neoclassical chapel entirely decorated by the painter Jean Carzou (1907-2000) and exhibition rooms. It aims to be a place of reflection and cultural animation.
Installed in the church of the former Convent of the Presentation, the Carzou Foundation is a unique place, born of the combined desire of the painter Jean Carzou and the town of Manosque, to create in this beautiful neo-classical architecture a striking work of art for the 20th century.
Indeed, since 1991, the chapel has housed the Carzou Foundation, a cultural centre recognised as of public interest, based on the legacy work of Carzou – the Apocalypse ;
‘In the Apocalypse I wanted to represent the cycle of human experience.’ Jean Carzou, a painter of Armenian origin, born in 1907, died in 2000, was considered in the fifties as one of the ten most influential artists of his generation, thanks to his powerful, vigorous style of drawing, and his visionary talent.
The foundation that bears his name has thus as its aim to promote his work, but also to be a major exhibition venue for the art of our time. To do this, it puts its magnificent adjacent rooms at the disposal of highly ambitious projects – rooms which constitute an exhibition space unique in the department.
The Carzou Foundation is fully a part of the cultural landscape of the town of Manosque, and the Durance, Luberon, Verdon area, which has supported it financially since its opening to the public.
Opening period (s)From 01/07 to 30/09/2023 between 10 am and 12.30 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.

From 01/10 to 31/12/2023 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.
General information
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
  • Price :
    • Free
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Theme :
    • Subject
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Concert
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Concert/events
    • Seminar/meeting
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Exhibition/trade fair
    • Convention
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Hire/loan :
    • Room hire
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
Fondation Carzou
7-9 boulevard Elémir Bourges
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Phone : +33 4 92 87 40 49
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


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Fondation Carzou
7-9 boulevard Elémir Bourges
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.831526
Longitude : 5.782485