Clervaux has always seen itself as a "city of the picture" (Cité de l'image). The perception and public visibility of the image in all its facets, with a particular focus on photography, characterises the cultural vision of the town and its inhabitants.

With the mission statement "Clervaux - Cité de l'image", the town is positioning itself very specifically in the field of photography, in particular with public exhibitions. One of the central concerns is to open up to all forms and sensibilities of contemporary photography, in terms of genres, territories or the working methods of the medium. The focus is on building and constantly expanding a wide-ranging network that gives artists access to the local art scene. Promoting young artists and supporting them in their professional development is one of the main concerns of Clervaux - Cité de l'image.

The "Gardens" (Jardins) shows photographs in the open air and forms a constant structure whose content changes every 12 months. The temporary exhibitions offer a renewable and varied programme. The exhibition programme of the Cité de l'image is complemented by smaller and temporary exhibitions and projects both indoors and outdoors.

The artist residency programme promotes and supports international exchange with links to the local art scene. The residency space at the Ermitage is available to international artists and curators, who can participate with their projects over a period of two months.

Launched in 2021 in collaboration with the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg (CAL), the 'Prix de la Photographie - Clervaux Cité de l'image' promotes artistic talent and supports and offers emerging and established artists the opportunity to present their work.

Clervaux Cité de l'image promotes co-operation between local artists and exchanges on an international level. A "Cité de l'image" that is future-orientated, looking for expanded and new concepts and respects the "image" of the city in harmony with the urban landscape.



Clervaux - Cité de l’image

11, Grand-rue
L-9710 Clervaux

(Access only via Montée du Château)

Postal address

Clervaux - Cité de l'image
Administration Communale de Clervaux

B.P. 35
L-9701 Clervaux

[T] +352 27 800-283
[F] +252 27 800-904
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Exhibition locations

Échappée Belle

Place du Marché

Arcades II

Montée de l’Église

Jardin de Lélise

Montée de l’Église

Arcades I


Jardin du Brahaus

Montée du Château

Jardin du Château

Montée du Château

Guided tours

In the museum & in open space
Combined group tour "The Family of Man" & "Clervaux - cité de l'image"

The collection "The Family of Man" comprises 503 photographs by 273 artists from 68 countries and was created in 1955 by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). Since 1994, it has been installed as a permanent exhibition in Clervaux Castle and has been listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register since 2003.

Clervaux - cite de l'image focuses on contemporary photography exhibited in an outdoor context. The annual and thematic programme turns the town into an outdoor gallery experience. Discover artworks on the walls, throughout the flower gardens and down the maze of streets.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 100 € / guided group tour + entrance tickets to the museum
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Available in the following languages: FR, DE, EN, NL

Passport Pixie Pixel & Polaroid Option

Spontaneous visit to the outdoor exhibitions for families with children

Who is Pixie Pixel? Out of its pictorial and imaginary world, Pixie Pixel has landed in our reality. Currently she is looking for a new residence - preferably in a photo! She heard that there was a choice in a small town in the north of Luxembourg, notably in Clervaux ...

Passport Pixie Pixel:
Spontaneous visit with the Pixie Pixel booklet to complete
Booklet available in English, French or German
Available free of charge at the Tourist Info Clervaux

Polaroid option: Saturday & Sunday only
Polaroid cameras with 10 pictures can be borrowed free of charge at the Tourist Info Clervaux (deposit required). Group: max. 8 cameras

Advisory Board

Vanessa Cum

Expert in art and culture

Bruno Oliveira


Sophie Haslinger

Curator Kunst Haus Wien

Françoise Poos

Expert in visual culture research

Lis Hausemer

Curatorial assistant MNAHA

Anke Reitz

Curator Centre national de l‘audiovisuel (CNA)

Christine Keipes

Director Cube 521