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.
On the programme from 26 June 2021 to 2 January 2022 :
Exhibition "Alain le Foll, maître du rêve".
Alain Le Foll was born in 1934 and died in 1981, at the age of 46. Despite the brevity of his career, he is considered one of the greatest French cartoonists of the 1960s and 1970s.
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.
Services & Equipement & Activités
From 26/06/2021 to 02/01/2022, 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 14:30.
Saturday and Sunday: additional visit at 4pm.
Palais Lumière shop open every day from 11am to 5.30pm.
Night of the museums: Saturday 15 May (night until 10 pm).
Canceled or closed.
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.
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently