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Entertainment and leisure 04 September 30 September 2023

Hôtel des Lumières

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digital art center-cathedral complex / hotel dieu Hôtel Dieu, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay


centre d'art numérique-ensemble cathédrale / hôtel dieu
Hôtel Dieu
2 rue Becdelièvre
ENTRÉE PRINCIPALE DE L’HÔTEL DES LUMIÈRES par le porche de la Cathédrale
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay

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The Hôtel des Lumières offers you immersive 360° scenographies

The largest digital art center in the region will unveil 3 exceptional shows to discover with family or friends.
Reservations are possible online, at the Tourist Office and at the reception of the Hôtel des Lumières.

- Freedom, I draw your name
You board the Hermione, welcomed by General Lafayette, the hero of two 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. The fresco for Freedom continues in Paris then takes you alongside those who wrote the most beautiful pages, composed the most beautiful tunes, sketched the most beautiful illustrations of this fundamental right.

- Leonardo da Vinci, 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 sketches of visionary general mechanics... In precise and unique light effects, the show penetrates to the heart of the pictorial and architectural work of the Florentine genius. Get inspired by da Vinci, designer, painter and icon of the Renaissance.
Rub shoulders with the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper in unprecedented light and shadow effects. Live the world of the engineer, the scientist, the artist, the anatomist, the sculptor, the painter! Leonardo da Vinci is told in an immersive show suitable for all ages to go beyond reality. Meet a true genius.

- "Compostela – the chapel in lights", immersive scenography
completely new with sublime projections: mural frescoes
animations and projections under the vaults and ribbed vaults.

- "Cathedrales of Lights" in the room of the vats: scenographies by
unique lights, on the emblematic cathedrals of the Auvergne region
Rhône-Alpes miniaturized and reproduced in 3D.

Welcome to the Hôtel des Lumières, the digital art center of the Hôtel-Dieu Cathedral complex
The Hôtel-Dieu, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Cathedral (as part of the Ways of Saint James), is partly transformed into a digital art centre.
The Hôtel des Lumières unveils 1h30 of immersive scenography thanks to the latest projection technologies and designer sounds.
Immersive scenographies to experience with the family in a place steeped in history!


  • Digital Art
  • New technologies

All dates and times

Opening hours from September 04 to September 30, 2023
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Sunday Open
Sessions at 14 p.m. - 30 p.m. - 15 p.m.

Exceptional closure(s): January 01, 2023, April 10, 2023, May 18, 2023, May 29, 2023, May 01, 2023, May 08, 2023, July 14, 2023, August 15, 2023, November 01, 2023, November 11, 2023, 25 December 2023, September 16, 2023, September 17, 2023


Reservation strongly recommended


online ticket purchase RECOMMENDED

Full price €9,50
Young rate (- 15 years old) 6 €
Family rate (2 adults + 2 young people under 15) €25
Children under 6 Free.
Important: even a child under 6 must have a free ticket.
Group rate*: contact us by email [email protected]
School rates: contact us by email [email protected]

Free for less than 6 years.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card

Clientele & group


  • Group accepted from 20 people


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