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Live Architecture
Festival Montpellier

The Festival des Architecures Vives allows visitors to discover ephemeral contemporary works in private mansions in Montpellier.

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2017 theme: Emotion!

Ephemeral contemporary artwork in the interior courtyards of private mansions


Next edition of Live Architecture Festival in Montpellier from June 13th to 18h 2017.

The Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier will surprise you.

It draws your attention, for the unusual and contemporary works being installed in the interior courtyards of private
mansions, these iconic heritage sites of the city.

During a tour in the historic center of Montpellier, you will be introduced to a contemporary architectural heritage revisited by young architects.

Thus, the surprising and often interactive installations, raise public awareness of architecture, an invitation to participate and make discover the rich heritage of the city.

Note: Facilities of the Festival des architectures vives are also in La Grande Motte!

Festival Architectures Vives Office
4 rue des Trésoriers de la Bourse
34000 Montpellier
Tél : +33(0)4 67 92 51 17

More about Festival Architectures Vives

Let us surprise you!


The FAV is also a poetic walk for everybody

The artworks, carried out specifically in harmony with the court in which they are exposed, are unique and last only during the festival.

Each year a different theme, for our greatest pleasure always renewed!

Some themes of the previous editions: the tenth, sensuality, souvenir, surprise, meeting, light and shadow...

The festival video





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Best of FAV

It's free !
Interior courtyards of private mansions,
usually closed to the public

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We like

Public invited to participate on the artwork
The gap between contemporary architecture and heritage

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The circuit

An hour ride through the streets of the historic center of Montpellier, with stops in the most beautiful interior courtyards of private mansions of the city.