Palais Lumière

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    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.

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    Services & Equipment

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    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).

    Adapted Tourism

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm


    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.


    Quai Besson
    74500 Évian-les-Bains

    Characteristics :

    • Town location
    • Waterside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water

    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French