Visit La Ribaute

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Over the course of several decades, Anselm Kiefer has transformed La Ribaute—a 40-hectare site located in the south of France in Barjac, north of Nîmes—into a uniquely immersive artistic environment, creating numerous installations, often at monumental scale. Our guided tours of La Ribaute offer visitors a chance to encounter a curated selection of works by Kiefer, as well as those by five other artists.


All tickets must be booked online, in advance—they cannot be purchased on site at La Ribaute. After booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email that will supply you with full directions to the site, as well as other practical information for your visit.


La Ribaute – Guided tour (2 hr 30 m)

  • General admission: 29,00 €
  • Reduced price (ages 13–25): 17,00 €
  • Youth (12 and under): Free
  • Permanent residents of Barjac*: Free
* If you are a permanent resident of Barjac, please contact us directly to schedule your free visit

Thematic Guided Visit (1 hr 20 m)

  • General admission: 17,00 €
  • Reduced price (ages 13–25): 11,00 €
  • Youth (12 and under): Free


* We thank you for your interest in visiting La Ribaute. Please be aware that all available tickets for La Ribaute’s guided visits are updated on the booking calendar regularly. Guided visits are limited to a specific number of tickets per visit. We do not add additional tickets to sold-out visits and there is no waiting list. If additional tickets do become available, these tickets will be posted directly online. Please note that once booked, tickets can be neither changed nor refunded. By purchasing a ticket visitors accept the conditions as described in the foundation’s Terms of Visit.


The following guided tours are available at La Ribaute in 2023:

La Ribaute – Guided tour (1 hr 30 m)

The La Ribaute guided visit lasts approximately three hours and explores a curated selection of Kiefer’s works. The tour includes works from 1990s-present encompassing a selection of major sculptures, paintings and site-specific installations. This visit is available in French, English and German.



Wednesday:  Morning – 9:30
Thursday:  Morning – 9:30  / Afternoon – 13:45
Friday: Morning – 9:30  / Afternoon – 13:45

Thematic Guided Visits (1 hr 20 m)


This thematic guided tour focuses on six works, developed between 1997-2020.

Initially created for exhibitions, these installations were reinstalled at La Ribaute by the artist. These works illustrate the importance, in Anselm Kiefer’s practice, of creating site-specific installations. The tour provides information pertaining to past exhibitions of similar large-scale installations and addresses various references central to the artist’s work including alchemy, history, and Jewish mysticism.


The visit includes significant sculpture pieces from 1995 to 2020. With a specific focus on materiality of the works, the visit will explore the development of Kiefer’s sculptural practice and examine his continued dialogue with literature, myth, religion, and history.

Invited Artists

In 2014, Anselm Kiefer invited Wolfgang Laib to create a permanent installation at La Ribaute, marking a significant moment in the site’s evolution. By welcoming and integrating works by other artists into the complex fabric of his studio estate, Kiefer continues to facilitate new collaborations and conversations with artists whose work he admires.

Since 2014, responding to Kiefer’s invitation, Giovanni Anselmo, Laurie Anderson, VALIE EXPORT and Monica Bonvicini have created permanent, site-specific works at La Ribaute. This tour offers visitors the chance to experience the works developed by each selected artist and provides a contextual background of the artists themselves.



Thursday: afternoons – 13:45  / 15:30


Important Practical Information
  • Tours begin promptly at the time indicated on your ticket; visitors are asked to arrive on site minutes prior to the beginning of the visit, and are advised that once a tour has departed, latecomers cannot be admitted.
  • Tickets for our guided tours cannot be purchased on site—they must be booked online and in advance.


  • Tour routes feature unpaved roads, dirt paths, stairs and narrow underground tunnels, so please wear suitable footwear—and make us aware when you book whether you or any member of your party has additional needs relating to reduced mobility (see below for accessibility information).
  • A large portion of the tours are conducted in the open air, so please be prepared for specific weather conditions, as necessary; we will not cancel tours due to rain—and if it does rain, paths and roads on the site can become very muddy. In the case of rain, we recommend that visitors wear rain boots.
  • Please be aware that tours may not be suitable for younger children, specifically kids that are 6 years of age or under.


  • There is outdoor parking available next to the entrance to La Ribaute.
  • There are public toilets on site, including toilets that are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are no lockers on site, so personal belongings will either need to be locked in your car or carried with you on the tour.


  • We politely ask that a strict policy of No Photography be respected at all times at La Ribaute – to request press images, please contact us.
  • Out of respect for your tour guide and fellow visitors we ask that cell phones and other electronic devices be turned to vibrate or silent during the tour.
  • Due to fire hazard, smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly forbidden on-site at La Ribaute.
  • In an attempt to reduce plastic, we kindly ask that guests bring their own water bottles, which they can refill on site.
  • Pets are not permitted on site, with the exception of service animals.

La Ribaute was originally created as a private studio and residence by Anselm Kiefer. The Eschaton-Anselm Kiefer Foundation has worked hard to provide accessibility solutions for visitors to the site. The majority of guided tours can be adapted for wheelchair users. There are short portions of tours that are not accessible to individuals with limited mobility—including a section of narrow tunnels and a staircase. These sections can be experienced visually via a pre-recorded video in a nearby viewing space; this provision also enables visitors who are uncomfortable in restricted spaces to understand the architecture of the relevant works.

We have a wheelchair-accessible toilets on site.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to accessibility at La Ribaute, please contact us.

Security Measures

In line with the requirements of the Vigipirate plan, a visual check of the contents of all bags and handbags may be conducted by a member of staff.

Book Your Visit

Book Your Visit


We are only able to offer a limited number of tickets per season. For anyone wishing to schedule an independent group tour please contact us. We will work with you directly to develop a tour that fits your group/organization’s specific needs.

For visitors booking our Public Tours please note the following:

  • Tours begin promptly at the time indicated on your ticket; visitors are asked to arrive on site 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the visit, and are advised that once a tour has departed, latecomers cannot be admitted
  • Once booked, tickets can be neither changed nor refunded
  • If we are unable to fill all its spaces, a tour conducted in German may be changed to an English-language tour—however, we will always let you know in advance if this needs to happen
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