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Palais Lumière

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  • Palais Lumière


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.

The Palais Lumière will host :

- From the 1st of July to November 5 2023 : "Man Ray, 1890-1976, Maître des Lumières ".

Guided tour of the exhibition at 14:30 (in French)

Discovery tour for children (- 12 years) accompanied by their parents every Wednesday at 4pm (6,50 € 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.

  • This former spa, treasure of the historical bathhouse architecture (1902) was converted into a convention and cultural center in 2006. It houses 800 m2 of art exhibit space as well as a multi media library. The Palais Lumière is ideally located in the heart of the city, facing Lake Geneva and across from the pier where passengers arrive from Switzerland.

    The Palais Lumière, a cultural centre, proposes exhibitions every season.


  • Lakeside or by stretch of water
  • Town location


Adult: 6.50 to 8.50 € (Entrance fee: 8,50 €.
Guided tour : 12,50 €.
Reduced rate: 6,50 € (groups min 10 people, job seekers, disabled people, large families, GIA card, partner hotels and residences, Pass Léman)).

Free entry for children < 16 years.

Période d'ouverture

From 01/07 to 05/11/2023, 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).

Langues parlées

  • English
  • French

Tourisme adapté

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



Animaux acceptés : Non


  • Covid-19 special services : Mandatory health pass and mask.
    Path traced on the ground and hydro-alcoholic gel at the disposal of the customers.

Palais Lumière
Quai Besson 74500 Évian-les-Bains
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