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 2 July to 1 November 2022, the Palais Lumière will host the exhibition “Les Arpenteurs de rêves”, drawings from the Musée d’Orsay collections.
The exhibition will be divided into five sections: interior views or figures of dreams and reverie; dreamlike experiences of the landscape; monsters and wonders; drawings inspired by music.
Works by major artists such as Millet, Degas, Redon and Moreau will be presented in this exhibition.
Guided tour of the exhibition at 14:30 (in French)
Discovery tour for children (- 12 years) accompanied by their parents every Wednesday at 4pm (8 € 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.
Mandatory health pass and mask.
Path traced on the ground and hydro-alcoholic gel at the disposal of the customers.
From 02/07 to 01/11/2022, 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: 6 to 8 € (Entrance fee: 8 €.
Guided tour : 12 €.
Reduced rate: 6 € (groups min 10 people, job seekers, disabled people, large families, GIA card, partner hotels and residences, Pass Léman)).
Free entry for children < 16 years.