Façade sud du château Vue des salles d'exposition du CIAC Anne Madden, Empyrius, 1999

Centre International d’Art Contemporain

Last born of the art centres of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Vieux Château de Carros has become a place of cultural and international exchanges. High-level exhibitions and retrospectives and a programme widely open to the world.

A unique meeting point between artistic creation and historical heritage, the CIAC, established in the medieval castle of Carros, is a place for the dissemination of contemporary creation in the field of plastic arts. It offers free access to three temporary exhibitions per year as well as to its permanent collection reflecting the creation on the French Riviera during the last decades. As a place of creation, it welcomes artists in residence for a more or less long period, at the end of which they are invited to exhibit the fruit of their work in situ. Historical testimonies from the 2nd to the 17th century decorate the castle's spaces. Throughout the year, the public service proposes actions intended for the greatest number of people: artistic and cultural education projects with artists' interventions, meetings, visits and plastic arts workshops. The documentation center is accessible by appointment for the consultation of books and archives in its spaces dedicated to reading.


  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair


Free entry. Free - individual and group tours.

Accepted payment methods

  • Bank checks
  • Cash

Opening periods

From 04/02 to 25/03
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 26/03 to 29/10/2023 between 11.30 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 02/11 to 17/12/2023 between 11 am and 5 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.


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