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

Centre International d’Art Contemporain

The contemporary art center, established in the Château de Carros since 1998, is a place for exhibitions, creation and experimentation in the plastic arts.

The Centre International d'Art Contemporain is the first and only major cultural institution in the visual arts sector to open its doors to the valleys of the upper Nice region. It sits atop the village of Carros, built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Var plain, in a medieval castle that offers a 360-degree view of the landscape, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Mercantour mountains.
The CIAC's mission, like that of the fifty or so other art centers operating in France, is to produce and distribute contemporary art in the field of visual arts, while encouraging experimentation. This translates into two annual temporary exhibitions, the publication of catalogs, the presentation of its permanent collection, the hosting of artists in residence, cultural mediation initiatives and an invitation to all to consult catalogs and archives in its documentation center.

Room hire

Room rentals

  • Establishment equipped for : : Exhibition/trade fair
  • Equipment : Video projector Screen Chair Air conditioning


  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair


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