• 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


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.

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    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.


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


    From 08/06/2024 to 05/01/2025, 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

    • Parking


    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 24/04/2024 by Evian Tourisme et Congrès