Palais Lumière

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A programme of thematic exhibitions is presented every year : paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. In just a few years, the Palais Lumière has become one of the main cultural and artistic centres of the lake Geneva basin.
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 June 8, 2024 to January 5, 2025: “Henri Martin / Henri Le Sidaner, deux talents fraternels” (Henri Martin / Henri Le Sidaner, two fraternal talents) For the first time in Europe since their deaths, the Palais Lumière brings together these two fraternal talents from the Symbolist generation, enamored of nature, music and poetry. Through 120 paintings, a few drawings and two bronzes, the exhibition traces the career and evolution of these tireless workers, from the sunny climes of the South of France to the soothing effects of the North. Guided tour (in french only) every day at 2:30 p.m. Guided tour for children (in french only) (- 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.


Adult: 7 to 9 €.


Quai Besson, 74500, Évian-les-Bains
From 08/06/2024 to 05/01/2025 between 10 am and 6 pm.