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 1st of July to 5th of November 2023 : The exhibition "Man Ray, 1890-1976, Maître des Lumières"
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.
Reception of people with disabilities
- Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
- Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
- Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
- Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
- Magnetic loop available at the reception
- Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
Adapted parking spaces near the building. Access to the exhibition from the Palais Lumière shop. Door located behind the Palais Lumière (rue du port). Lift to access to the differents floors of the exhibition. Independent movement in the exhibition in a wheelchair. Toilets to PRM standards. Specialised equipment is available at the Palais Lumière reception on request (a walker, a wheelchair, a cane chair)
Guide dogs are welcome in the exhibition. A trained cultural mediator can also accompany the visit of the exhibition on reservation.
Services & Equipment
- Air conditioning
From 01/07 to 05/11/2023 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Number of meeting rooms equipped : 10
Adult: 6.50 to 8.50 €.
Maximum number of persons : 370
- Phone : 04 50 83 15 90
- Website : https://ville-evian.tickeasy.com/fr-FR/accueil-evian
The Brunnarius centre
Located behind the Palais Lumière, this 700-m² conference centre is suited to hosting lunches and dinners (500 people), receptions, exhibitions, etc. It is provided with an equipped kitchen for caterers, as well as cloakrooms and toilets.
The Palais Lumière congress area
Ideally located facing the lake, the Palais Lumière offers quality meeting areas suited to all types of conferences, conventions, seminars, etc.