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Palais Lumière


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.

From 2 July to 1 November 2022, the Palais Lumière will host the exhibition "Les Arpenteurs de rêves", drawings from the Musée d'Orsay collections.

The exhibition will be divided into five sections: interior views or figures of dreams and reverie; dreamlike experiences of the landscape; monsters and wonders; drawings inspired by music.

Works by major artists such as Millet, Degas, Redon and Moreau will be presented in this exhibition.

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.

From 02/07 to 01/11/2022 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.

Adult: 6 to 8 €.

Riddle book: 5 € in addition to the entrance ticket.

Suitable for:

  • Children

Adapted tourism:

Spoken languages:

  • English
  • French

Covid 19 Information :
Health pass and mask required.
Path traced on the ground and hydro-alcoholic gel at the disposal of the customers.

Palais Lumière

Place in pictures

Quai Besson

Phone: 04 50 83 15 90