Eschaton—Anselm Kiefer Foundation

La Ribaute Guided Visits

Over the course of several decades, Anselm Kiefer has transformed La Ribaute—a 40-hectare site located in the south of France near Barjac, north of Nîmes—into a uniquely immersive artistic environment, creating numerous installations, often at monumental scale. It is now possible to join a guided tour around La Ribaute, enabling visitors to encounter a curated selection of Kiefer’s works, as well as work by five other artists.

Tickets

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, and other practical information to support your visit.

  • General Admission: €25 
  • Students*, adults without paid employment** and youth visitors (ages 13–25):€15
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Permanent residents of Barjac***: Free 

* Students must show a valid student ID on arrival on site
** Must have a certificate of benefits or a job seeker’s card less than 3 months old to qualify
*** If you are a permanent resident of Barjac, please contact us directly to schedule your free visit

Please note that once booked, tickets can be neither changed nor refunded.

Important Practical Information
  • Tickets for our guided tours cannot be purchased on site—they must be booked online and in advance
  • Tours last approximately 3 hours
  • Tours start promptly at 9.30am; visitors are asked to arrive on site no later than 9.15am, and are advised that once a tour has departed, latecomers cannot be admitted

 

  • Please be aware that tours may not be suitable for younger children, specifically kids that are 6 years of age or under. 
  • The tour route features 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 tour is 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. 

 

  • There is parking on site, but none of it is covered
  • 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 (no use of tripods) be respected at all times at La Ribaute – to request press images, please contact us 
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned to Vibrate or Silent during a tour; please be aware that there is limited cell phone reception at La Ribaute
  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly forbidden at La Ribaute during tours
  • 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
Accessibility

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 the guided tour can be adapted for wheelchair users. A short portion of the tour that is not accessible to wheelchair users—including a section of narrow tunnels and a staircase that leads to the Wolfgang Laib artwork—can be experienced visually via a pre-recorded video in a nearby viewing space; this provision also enables visitors with restricted mobility and those who are uncomfortable in restricted spaces to understand the architecture of the relevant works. 

For visitors with restricted mobility, we have an on-site van that can drive people from point to point. 

We have a wheelchair-accessible toilet on site.

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

covid-19 and Security Measures

In order to ensure a safe environment for everyone, La Ribaute’s COVID-19 regulations follow in accordance with the French government COVID-19 guidelines. Since March 14, 2022 masks and vaccination passes are no longer mandatory for entering the site.

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: 

  • Each tour begins promptly at 9.30am with visitors asked to arrive no later than 9.15am; 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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