FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Trazees

Bordeaux to Open Les Bassins de Lumières, the World’s Largest Digital Art Center

by Allie Moore

Feb 11, 2020

La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux, France © Alvaro German Vilela | Dreamstime

Trends / Unique Itineraries & Tours

This April, a French city known mostly for its world-famous wines will open the world’s largest digital art center on the site of a former bunker from World War II.

 

Les Bassins de Lumières, translated to “the pools of light,” will open in Bordeaux April 17, in the same location where Germans stored U-boats nearly a century ago. The renovated and refurbished site still features concrete and steel elements from its original construction, but has been accented with a shimmering reflecting pool and four watersheds where exhibitions will rotate.

 

Art will be projected onto concrete walls and will reflect onto the water in a space twice the size of Carrières de Lumieres, which debuted in Baux-de-Provence in 2012. Scenes also will be video-projected to incorporate movement and true immersion for visitors.

 

Six different areas will comprise the museum, including Le Cube, an immersive, sound-proof area; Le Citern, an area where visitors can view the original versions of the art displayed by projectors; Les Grand Nenuphars, where the digital art will be displayed on the water; an area where visitors can learn more about the history of the bunker; an educational section to explain the science and technology of the displays; and a mezzanine floor with a stage and seating area for presentations and performances.

 

 

 

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Reviews / Hotel
Aug 3, 2020

Review: Hostel Saruya, Fujiyoshida, Japan

Fujiyoshida sits on the outskirt of Mount Fuji, and offers a great place to spend the night after a day at nearby theme park Fuji-Q Highland.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Tips / Travel
Jul 31, 2020

Top Reasons to Visit American Samoa

American Samoa is part of a remote cluster of islands in the South Pacific. It offers a great alternative to more touristy places like Hawai’i, while still technically keeping you in the States. It should be on every traveler’s bucket list.

Tips / Other
Jul 30, 2020

Going Green at Home and On the Go

Going green and reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be the life overhaul it sounds like — travel days included. Whether you’re packing for a big trip or just a morning commute, you can reduce your carbon footprint with these easy, introductory, eco-friendly swaps.

Unique Places to Stay on the Island of Ireland

Whether it’s a friendly B&B, a luxurious castle or a cliff-top lighthouse, accommodation on the island of Ireland is like no other. With a warm welcome guaranteed, enjoy the very best of Irish hospitality.

Tips / Travel
Jul 29, 2020

How to Decide Between Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

Long lines are often the main reason travelers loathe spending time in airports, but with programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, travelers can expedite their arrival and departure processes so long as they adhere to pre-authorization guidelines. But which program is beneficial for which reasons? Below is a comparison of the two to help you decide how they might benefit your next trip.