The room is the main area where the show is projected. Right of the entrance, a huge gallery goes 60 metres under the mountain and leads into a gigantic hall, divided by huge columns left by the quarry-workers to hold up the “roof”. These natural pillars are between 5 and 10 metres wide at the base, and 7 to 9 metres tall. They are used, as are the walls and the ceiling, as natural projection screens. The surfaces are not perfectly flat or regular, which brings out the relief effect. The audience can move around and discover new angles of vision and perspectives. It is bathed in a world where images light up the ceiling, crawl along the ground and explode on the ridges.
This huge area has a stage against the mountain which was used as a set for Jean Cocteau’s final film, “The Testament of Orpheus”. The stage is about ten metres wide and twenty metres high, and is now used for theatre or show performances.
The Cocteau room
The 300 m² room only has a partial roof and has large openings all along it. It is used as a reception venue at the Carrières.
The Van Gogh room
This 220 m² room with its two large bay openings will host the tea room. You will be able to stop here for refreshments.
This area will also be available for evening private hire.
The projection room
Extracts from Jean Cocteau’s film “The Testament of Orpheus” and interviews with the director and with Jean Marais, the star of the film, will be screened in this 90 m² area.