"Aura Invalides" is an immersive experience that will immerse you in the architectural history of Paris!
Thanks to the magic of light, orchestral music, and technological means such as video mapping, prepare for an extraordinary experience in the magnificent setting of the Dôme des Invalides. It's a unique opportunity to rediscover the splendor of this building, from its grandest elements to its most delicate details.
Imagine yourself in the majestic Dôme des Invalides, an impressive dome that rises 60 meters high. Here, classical architecture meets digital creativity to create a series of audio and visual displays that will captivate you for 50 minutes. This timeless collective experience takes place in the evening, after sunset, when the atmosphere is ripe for magic.
Inaugurated by Louis XIV in 1706, the Dôme des Invalides, which has housed the tomb of Napoleon I since 1861, is the majestic setting for this immersive experience.
The multidisciplinary and international team at Moment Factory brings together a multitude of talents: lighting designers, 3D artists, composers, architects, set designers, technicians, multimedia directors, creative directors, illustrators, and more. In close collaboration with the teams at the Musée de l'Armée, these talents worked for over a year to create a multimedia experience worthy of the grandeur of the Dôme des Invalides.
Deeply inspired by this iconic monument, the team's goal was to enhance its heritage and architectural beauty without compromising its integrity. All equipment and decor were designed in accordance with the recommendations of relevant authorities for preventive conservation, so that they blend as discreetly as possible into the site.
The show is divided into three parts: construction, memories, and elevation. Visitors are invited to resonate with the monument, for a timeless interlude that transports them through the ages and history of this iconic place.
The Aura Invalides experience aims to reveal, rather than narrate. That's why, while the creative team drew its narrative roots from the plural history of the place, they primarily created an immersive world designed to awaken the imagination of visitors.
By instilling a sense of wonder, the intangible, and the invisible are revealed. The teams at Cultival and Moment Factory aimed to respect the spirit of the place, a symbol of classical architecture, in which every detail contributes to the perfect harmony of the whole. By enhancing the original creative gesture of its designer, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the team's challenge was to capture the artistic and heritage essence of the Dôme and share it with visitors.
Aura Invalides is more than just a show. It's a dive into the architectural history of Paris, a celebration of human creativity, and an opportunity to discover the harmonious fusion of classical architecture and digital advancements. Don't miss this magnificent experience that transports you through time within the Invalides in Paris. Book your session on the official event ticketing!
Until 31/12/2024. Every day, subject to availability, starting at 7:15 PM
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