The International Centerof Art and Landscape
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The International Center of Art and Landscape

A manor house, a lighhouse, wooden sculptures or even a building looking like a ship set the scene in this whimsical, cultural and playful universe.

A contemporary experience steeped in a historical site !

A unique encounter

At the heart of the lake, on the island, the International Art and Landscape Centre prevails with its iconic architecture, a masterpiece by the architects Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre.

The Lighthouse-tower, offering a sensational panorama, and the linear gallery extending it, create two entities called “opposite and complementary” inspired by the surroundings, the forest and the lake. The Art Centre welcomes each year seasonal exhibitions, punctuated by events, workshops and interactions.

From the top of the tower, you can admire the Eiffel Unicorn by Yona Friedman, 324m long, the height of the Eiffel Tower from which it gave its name. Carry on the walk in the “Sculpture Woods”. About 60 masterpieces located beween forests, meadows and lake punctuate it, exciting your imagination and creativity.

Dedicated to contemporary creation, to experiment, to production, to public courses, the Art Centre also welcomes a bookshop and an international program of artist residency since 2012.

Since 2017, it is accredited mediator for the New Sponsor for the France Foundation.



Did you know ?

The land-art is a contemporary art trend gathering all the artistic trends using nature as a frame and materials. Inscribed in the landscape, interacting with it, the masterpieces on the Vassivière island and the land integrate the environment in order to melt into it.

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An iconic architecture
An iconic architecture
Le centre d'art de Vassivière, une architecture iconique
Living works on the island of Vassivière
Living works on the island of Vassivière
Des œuvres vivantes sur l'île de Vassivière #art
A wood of sculptures at the crossroads of the arts
A wood of sculptures at the crossroads of the arts
Vassivière : un Bois de sculptures à la croisée des arts #art
Artists on an island
Artists on an island
Vassivière : des artistes sur une île #art