A programme of thematic exhibitions is presented every year : paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. In just a few years, the Palais Lumière has become one of the main cultural and artistic centres of the lake Geneva basin.
Inaugurated in August 1902, the institute of hydrotherapy is considered to be the best of its kind. Open from 15 May to 15 October, it administers 1,200 treatments a day: baths, showers, massages, and electrical and mechanical treatments. Architect Ernest Brunnarius designed an impressive building: 68 m long and 25 m high, topped with a 30-m dome on a square base. Along the partially tiled façade, the ramps lead to a monumental entrance framed by bell towers. Under the porch, two paintings by Jean Benderly depict water. Listed as a historical monument, the building was extensively renovated from 2004 to 2006. Renamed the "Palais Lumière", it now holds a multi-media library, exhibition rooms and a convention centre.
On the programme from 5 February to 22 May 2022:
"Christian Bérard - in the theatre of life"
An exhibition that will present the multiple facets of a multi-faceted artist, who is a painter, theatre, dance and interior decorator, but also a fashion designer and illustrator.PL
Guided tour in french only every day at 2:30 p.m.
Guided tour for children (- 12 years) with their parents every Wednesday at 4 pm (€6 for the accompanying parent).
Little games at Palais Lumière for children between 6 and 12 years : a booklet with little games for a visit of the exhibition is available at the reception.
Services & Equipement & Activités
- Air conditioning
From 05/02 to 22/05/2022 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Monday, Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Open Tuesday morning during school holidays.
Guided visits every day at 2.30 pm
Saturday and sunday : 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm.
- Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
- Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
- Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
- Cultural leisure activities
- Cultural centre
- Exhibition gallery
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Adult: 6 to 8 €.
Riddle book: 5 € in addition to the entrance ticket.
Riddle book: 5 € in addition to the entrance ticket