• Historic site and monument

Palais Lumière

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.

Historic site and monument Palais Lumière Évian-les-Bains

About

Évian-les-Bains (74500)
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours available permanently
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h30

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 11 December 2022 to 21 May 2023: "Les Artistes voyageuses - L'appel des lointains - 1880/1944".

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.

Prices

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.

Reception

Languages spoken : English, French
Languages of documentation : English, French
Languages visits : French
Languages informatives signs : French
Languages audio guide : English, French

Opening

From 11/12/2022 to 21/05/2023, 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).

Labels and rating

Registered at the monuments and historic sites
Outstanding contemporary architecture

Equipments
  • Parking

Access

Quai Besson 74500 Évian-les-Bains

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

Access to the exhibition from the Palais Lumière shop. Door located behind the Palais Lumière (rue du port). Elevator to access the two floors of the exhibition. Toilets to PMR standards. Suitable parking space nearby.

Hearing Disability

For the hearing impaired : audioguides in French and English to visit the exhibition. Price: 4 €.

Mental Disability

All the staff are trained to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities. The Palais Lumière offers adapted tours on Wednesday and Thursday mornings on request.

Information update on 18/11/2022 by Evian Tourisme et Congrès