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Le Puy-en-Velay

The Hôtel des Lumières is the largest digital art center in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region located in the Hôtel-Dieu Cathedral complex in Puy-en-Velay. Visiting the Hôtel des Lumières means entering a digital universe which reveals 3 immersive scenographies thanks to the latest projection technologies and designer sounds.

The two large exhibition halls offer two immersive shows, one of which takes you on a journey through a great quest for Freedom. The second invites you to experience the world of Leonardo da Vinci in a unique digital journey. Unique in France, Compostela, the chapel in lights takes visitors into an exceptional scenography. Animated murals take us on a celestial journey. The ribbed windows and the vaults are animated and offer unique perspectives of light.

Hotel Dieu 2 rue Becdelièvre MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE HOTEL DES LUMIÈRES via the Cathedral porch
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
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Unique in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

100% immersive

The Hôtel des Lumières du Puy-en-Velay digital art center offers immersive exhibitions, all accompanied by an equally immersive sound system. The scenography projections are made both on the walls and on the floor. 360° immersions with three exceptional scenographies. Already acclaimed for its shows Puy of Lights, Le Puy-en-Velay offers, as an extension of this event, a unique activity of its kind based on video mapping and immersive scenographies.

3 immersive shows

Freedom, I draw your name

The immersive adventure

You board the Hermione, welcomed by General Lafayette, the Hero of both worlds and child of Haute-Loire. It's an immersive adventure to Freedom that begins through the waves and storms that lead to the Americas. A timeless journey across the Atlantic to join the insurgents and their French allies, in the heart of the Battle of Yorktown. The cannons ring out for the independence of the United States.

The immersive shows at the Hôtel des Lumières

The fresco for freedom continues in Paris, 1789, during the storming of the Bastille which will lead to the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Your quest for freedom does not end there.

It takes you alongside those who have written the most beautiful pages, composed the most beautiful tunes, sketched the most beautiful illustrations of this fundamental right. Break down the walls, break the chains. Draw Freedom in an exceptional immersive and narrative journey. A surprising and innovative show for the whole family.

The immersive shows at the Hôtel des Lumières
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Get your tickets

To reserve, you can obtain your tickets online for the Hôtel des Lumières and discover its magical scenographies. Your ticket also allows you to visit the Hôtel-Dieu, listed as a World Heritage Site.

Leonardo DeVinci

immersive EXPERIENCE

What if Leonardo da Vinci had encountered Digital Art! The Hôtel des Lumières offers you an extraordinary immersive experience in the world of Leonardo da Vinci. Travel with his remarkable inventions that come to life in an imaginary world.

Embark on his creative and incredible flying machines, in his visionary sketches of general mechanics... In precise and unique light effects, the show penetrates to the heart of the pictorial and architectural work of the Florentine genius. Take inspiration from da Vinci, designer, painter and Renaissance icon. Come alongside the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper in unique light and shadow effects.

The immersive shows at the Hôtel des Lumières

Experience the world of the engineer, the scientist, the artist, the anatomist, the sculptor, the painter! Leonardo da Vinci tells his story in an immersive show suitable for all ages to go beyond reality. Meet a true genius.


the chapel in Lights

The immersive shows at the Hôtel des Lumières

Animated murals take visitors on a celestial journey dubbed Compostela, the field of stars, in reference to the classification as World Heritage of Humanity under the paths of Saint-Jacques-of Compostela. The ribbed windows and the vaults are animated and offer unique perspectives of light. A first in France!


Where is the Hôtel des Lumières?

The Hôtel des Lumières is located right next to the Puy-en-Velay Cathedral, in the Hôtel-Dieu. Access to the building is via the Cathedral stairs!

Where to book your tickets?

making reservations is recommended his session at the Hôtel des Lumières. Unfortunately, if the dates you want are full, the only option is to choose an available date. We therefore strongly recommend that you anticipate your reservation well in advance. here

Can my ticket be refunded, modified or exchanged?

In accordance with article L 121-20-4 of the Consumer Code, the purchase of a ticket is not subject to the legal right of withdrawal. Any ticket issued cannot be exchanged, modified or refunded, except in the event of cancellation of the service.
In the event of cancellation of the service appearing on the ticket, our services will contact you as quickly as possible by e-mail or telephone to inform you and will offer you:
– or, if possible, with the same ticket, the postponement of the service concerned to a different day and/or time(s),
– or a refund of the ticket concerned, specifying the terms.

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