La Nuit aux Invalides (A Night at Invalides) is back with 45 minutes of HD projections and music telling the story of Paris from the days of the Gauls up to the present day…
The freshly restored monumental courtyard at Les Invalides is impressive during the day, but at night, illuminated by the latest 4K laster projectors, it is absolutely magical.
It’s in this incredible setting that la Nuit aux Invalides proposes to take you on a journey through time to discover the history of Lutèce (which went on to become Paris) as you have never experienced it before, with a carefully-crafted 45-minute show.
The three walls used for the projections – recently renovated – have 5,000m² of space in all, the images come from ten video-projectors for a super-sharp image (15 teraoctets of data!), and there’s 360° surround sound for a completely immersive experience.
While the French narration is provided by famous French actors, the story is also available in English or Spanish (for a supplement of 5,30€).
In addition to the show, you can also choose to visit visit the dome of the Invalides, usually closed to the public, illuminated by ‘a thousand candles’.