# the Grenier à sel

An innovative cultural venue for creating work in the field of new media art, which makes connections between art, science and technology


# Who are we ?

Established in 2018 by the EDIS endowment, the Grenier à sel is a space for discovering and sharing digital culture, which explores the rich ferment of current artistic practices. It hosts a cross-disciplinary programme that fosters the pleasure of discovering, experimenting and interacting around singular art forms, close to the works and their creators. Exhibitions, performances, concerts, residencies, audiences-with and workshops are held all year round, showcasing the inventive flair of today’s artists.

# The building

Situated in central Avignon near the Papal Palace, the Grenier à sel is housed in the former salt storehouse. It is one of the oldest buildings in « the city of the popes », dating from the 14th century. Demolished several times, it was rebuilt in 1758 by the architect Jean-Ange Brun, and listed as a historic monument in 1984. The architecture and location of the building, on the banks of the River Rhône, undescore the importance of salt during the Ancien Regime.

# Now


J’ai fait ta maison dans ma boite crânienne


Following the French government’s regulations, the Grenier à sel is closed until further notice. In the meanwhile, you can take a look to our virtual tour.

# incoming


aires numériques #2

5 – 26 july

To coincide with the 75th Avignon Festival, Le Grenier à Sel is running a programme devoted to immersive and digital forms in the performing and visual arts. It includes a section accessible to English-speaking visitors :

# L’Écume des jours

A digital, audiovisual show

A contemporary, original and innovation interpretation of the famous jazz novel by French writer Boris Vian (first translated as Froth on the Daydream), a jewel in France’s literary crown. In this adaptation, a single actor moves through 20 narrative tableaux crafted from visual, audio and digital elements.

Practical info :
5 – 8 July, at 5 pm and 7 pm
In French, with English surtitles
Prives : € 18 / € 14 (concessions) / € 12.5 (Festival Carte OFF)
For ages 12 and over
Running time : 1 hour

Details and bookings :
+33(0)4 32 74 05 41

# Endless Portraits

To coincide with Nicolas Clauss’s exhibition at the Fort Saint-André (in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon), Le Grenier à Sel is hosting three Endless Portraits by the video artist.

Come and discover these genre-busting portraits which subtly engage the visitor, who no longer knows who is looking at whom.