Fondation Victor Vasarely


This gallery, 4km west of the city, was designed by Hungarian optical-art innovator Victor Vasarely (1906–97). An architectural masterpiece, it has 16 interconnecting, hexagonal galleries purpose-built to display and reflect the patterning of the artist’s 44 acid-trip-ready, floor-to-ceiling geometric artworks. Take bus 2 to the Vasarely stop.

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