The Palais Lumière was opened in 2006 after two years of renovation work. This former spa establishment from 1903 to 1984 has kept all its splendor and is now a cultural and congress center.
Inaugurated in August 1902, the hydrotherapy institute was then considered a model of its kind. Open from May 15 to October 15, it can administer 1,200 treatments per day: baths, showers, massages, electrical and mechanical treatments. The architect Ernest Brunnarius designed a building of imposing dimensions (68 m by 25 m), surmounted by a dome of more than 30 m on a square base. Along the facade partially clad in earthenware, the ramps lead to a monumental entrance framed by bell towers. Under the porch, two paintings by Jean Benderly illustrate the theme of water. Listed as a Historic Monument, the building underwent a major renovation between 2004 and 2006. Renamed “Palais Lumière”, it now houses a media library, exhibition halls and a convention centre.
From 16 December 2023 to 21 April 2024, the Palais Lumière will be hosting :
“Félix Ziem (1821-1911) Seizing the Light
A painter of Mediterranean skies and an Orient of a Thousand and One Nights, Félix Ziem was a nomadic, unclassifiable and eccentric artist. An exhibition organised by the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris Musées.
Guided tour of the exhibition at 14:30 (in French)
Discovery tour for children (- 10 years) accompanied by their parents every Wednesday at 4pm (7 € for the accompanying parent).
Little game of the Light Palace for 6-12 years: a booklet to visit the exhibition in a playful way is available at the reception.
From 17/12/2023 to 21/04/2024, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
Monday, Tuesday from 2 pm to 6 pm
Open Tuesday morning during school holidays.
Guided tours every day at 2:30
Palais Lumière shop open every day from 11am to 5.30pm.
Night of the museums: Saturday 15 May (night until 10 pm).
Adult: 7 to 9 € (Entrance fee: 9 €.
Guided tour : 13 €.
Reduced rate: 7 € (groups min 10 people, job seekers, disabled people, large families, GIA card, partner hotels and residences, Pass Léman)).
Free entry for children < 16 years.