« The longest open air museum in the world »
Surprising pole and enterprise of titanic proportions, l’Allée des Arts which was linked to the liner as soon as 1969 thanks to famous British photographer and gallery owner John Craven, is one of the specificities of the Barcarès identity. This sand museum with renowned artists, still today « the longest open air museum in the world » can only be warranted by the presence of the « Boat » as it was known all over France at the time, a prosperous and carefree era, which willingly left its mark in history.
An outdoor contemporay art museum
Its ongoing restoration would not make sense without the dynamism brought back to this area following a new career for the sand liner « Lydia ». This exceptional sea front in the Grande Plage area reveals two unique entities, finally merging to become one. These two sites were labelled « Heritage of the 20th century » in 2010.