Contemporary Art CenterInternational Artists' Residencies

Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou

In the heart of the Lot Valley, in the Occitania region, La Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou welcomes you to the centre of contemporary art in Cajarc and in its international artists’ residencies, the Maisons Daura, in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Labeled Center of Contemporary Art of National Interest in 2018, the MAGCP presents several exhibitions a year and thus makes contemporary art accessible to all: a wish dear to the Pompidou who had acquired a residence on the causse de Cajarc, in the hamlet of Prajoux in 1962.

The contemporary art center

in Cajarc

Open to all, the center for contemporary art offers an exceptional setting for creation. Dedicated to the discovery of emerging and established artists, it produces new works, while accompanying the public through specific mediation actions. The axes of programming around art and the environment, are eclectic, chosen with high standards, to make sense with regard to the issues of the contemporary world.

The Art Center hosts three exhibitions per year around photography, video, installations, painting or drawing. Art is represented in all its forms.

Push the door, entrance is free!


The Daura Houses

in Saint-cIrq-Lapopie

At the bottom of Fourdonne Lane, a beautiful thirteenth-century house, once owned by painter Pierre Daura, The Daura Houses, international artists’ residencies, house a center for artistic research and innovation for all disciplines.

Summer is also a place for exhibitions. In 2023, painter Corentin Canesson will exhibit.

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A whole part of contemporary art has no other object than art itself.


Pierre Bourdieu

Practical information

The art center


  • Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou – 134, avenue Germain Canet – 46160 Cajarc
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility


  • March to May: Wednesday through Sunday 2-6pm
  • June through August: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
  • September through November: Wednesday through Sunday 2-6pm
  • Closed May 1 and November 1


  • All exhibitions are free admission
  • Guided tours of the exhibition every last Sunday of the month



    At each exhibition, an attentive welcome is reserved for children from their earliest years with a book-game and various workshops during the school vacations.

    • Theworkshops for Toddlers: children go through the exhibition step by step and get interested in the works through sensory experiences. They use their eyes, body, voice, and hands. The exploration ends with a hands-on workshop tailored to them.
    • The 5-12 year old workshops: this is the meeting place for curious and creative children. During the school vacations, they discover a new exhibition and experiment with a different technique at each workshop. In a fun and active visit, they express themselves about the works and the world. In workshops, they make original creations.