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 11 December 2022 to 21 May 2023 : The exhibition "Les Artistes voyageuses - L'appel des lointains - 1880/1944
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 11/12/2022 to 21/05/2023 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Adult: 6.50 to 8.50 €.