Centre d'Art

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The main objectives of the Contemporary Art Center are to support young creation, the dissemination of contemporary art and artistic education. It hosts exhibitions and artistic workshops all year round.
Every year, its programme includes three exhibitions with the primary objective of supporting young creativity, the spread of contemporary art and artistic education, relying primarily on painting, drawing, illustration and the issue of the figure in present-day art.
The search for partnerships with intercommunal and regional cultural bodies, other art centres in France and Europe, and the meeting of disciplines and artists are at the centre of a synergy bringing creativity and sharing.
Numerous cultural actions complete the programme (internships, talks, debates...). Guided tours of the exhibitions can be booked.
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Hearing disability
Good to know
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Information panel language(s) & touristic documentations :
    • French
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
Centre d'Art
Place Patricia Tranchand
Forum des Carmes
Phone : +33 4 42 55 17 10
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Opening day(s)

All year long 2025

Every day except Monday


Polaris - Centre d'Art
Place Patricia Tranchand
Forum des Carmes
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.512902
Longitude : 4.988021
Located in the city center

Bus station : Bus stop at 0.7km
Departmental 5 : Departmental road at 3km
Marseille Provence (Marignane): Airport/Airfield at 40km
A55 (Coming from Marseille): Highway exit at 15km
  • Environnements :
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Station district
    • Close to a trunk road
    • Close to a motorway