Paris: The Invalides Dome as You’ve Never Seen It Before

The Dôme des Invalides, inaugurated by Louis XIV in 1706, is now the venue for an immersive experience called AURA Invalides. This experience allows visitors to discover the dome at night in a unique way. The Dôme des Invalides is not only a historic monument but also the resting place of Napoleon I since 1861. AURA Invalides is a 50-minute spectacle that brings the interior of the monument to life using light, orchestral music, and video mapping to showcase its exceptional decor and heritage. Visitors are invited to take a sensory nocturnal walk through the six chapels surrounding the emperor’s tomb, guided by the light.

The artistic teams behind AURA Invalides have created a visual and auditory masterpiece inspired by the symbolism and genius of the monument’s architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. The goal of the experience is to allow visitors to connect with the monument and escape from the constraints of time. The exploration is divided into three parts: construction, memories, and elevation.

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