Paris Show Luminiscence

Over 180,000 spectators have already enjoyed the LUMINISCENCE Paris show. Experience for the first time a show that combines a 360-degree video mapping, spatialized 3D music, and light projections in one of the most beautiful historical monuments in Paris, Saint Eustache church.

The show enhances the Saint-Eustache church, delicately revealing every architectural detail, from its imposing base to the top of its structure rising over 30 meters high. Indeed, Saint Eustache just celebrated its 800 years old last February with the Bishop of Paris.

With already more than 180,000 spectators, the show will continue until August 17. You can book your tickets online.

Art and technology in Luminiscence Paris Show

Rooted in Paris since the 16th century, in the heart of the historic district Les Halles, this architectural marvel has extraordinary dimensions as big as the cathedral of Notre Dame.

Its unusual architecture, a blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles, unfolds in all its splendor, bearing witness to 8 centuries of history and innovation. Each projected image is a doorway to the past, a luminous tribute to art and history, an awakening of the senses to the grandeur of a bygone era.

Saint-Eustache Paris Church

  • Architectural styles: Gothic architecture
  • Actual Building Opening date: 1633
  • Start of construction: 1532
  • Duration of construction : 101
  • Worship: Roman Catholic
  • Dominant style: Gothic (structure), Renaissance (detail)

The origins of the Saint-Eustache church date back to the beginning of the 13th century. In 1213, a businessman, Jean Alais, lent to King Philippe Auguste a significant sum of money. In order to re-pay the loan, the King authorized a tax to be paid to Jean Alais for every basket of fish sold in the market. The income from this tax was so great that, as thanks for his good fortune, Jean Alais built a chapel there dedicated to St. Agnes, a 4th century virgin martyr.

In 1223, the chapel was raised to the status of a church. In 1303, it became a parish church. It was renamed for St Eustache, a 2nd century Roman martyr, whose relics were donated to the parish by the Basilica of St. Denis.

Under king François Ist, the construction of the actual building took over a hundred years. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, Charles David, Jean Hardouin Mansart de Jouy, Pierre-Louis Moreau-Desproux, and Victor Baltard were the architects. They worked on its portico, its ancillary buildings, and its first restorations. It was a huge marketplace of merchants and artisans. Moreover, Saint Eustache has key figures from French history. Molière and Richelieu were baptized there. Louis XIV made his first communion there. Lully and Sully were married there, while Mozart’s mother, La Fontaine, and Colbert are buried there.

Address: 2 Rue du Jour, 75001 Paris.

Booking : https://bit.ly/4eHXSaG

How to get there:

  • Metro: Lines 1, 4, 7, 11, 14 (station Châtelet)
  • RER: Lines A, B and D (station Châtelet – Les Halles).
  • Bus: Lines 29, 38, 47, 58, 67, 69, 74, 76, 81, 85 (station Châtelet)

Paris Show Luminiscence Commitment

Luminiscence is committed to the conservation and enhancement of French heritage. Indeed, Luminiscence is donating a portion of its proceeds to the restoration of the organs of Saint-Eustache, which are part of our common heritage. Under the setting sun, step through the doors of the Saint-Eustache Church, second only to the Notre-Dame, and marvel at its splendors. Indeed, admire classical and contemporary masterpieces by Rubens, Pigalle, Keith Haring and Billie Thanner. Listen to the 8,000 pipes of the great organ play haunting melodies.

« Our mission is to preserve, transmit, and promote our history and heritage by valorizing iconic places that are part of our common heritage. We are proud to offer an artistic, immersive, and inclusive experience that allows the greatest number of people to discover the richness of our heritage, regardless of their age, culture, nationality, or religion. We hope that LUMINISCENCE will allow spectators to take a new look at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris by creating a unique emotional, memorial, and sensory connection. »

Romain Sarfati, Co-founder and CEO of LOTCHI.

Moreover, sit back comfortably in the nave as the voice of the guardian spirit echoes through the space. At last, embark on a timeless journey as projections magnify the impressive feat of architecture, revealing every minute detail with finesse, from its base to the top of its vaults, which rise to over 30 meters. While the edifice is painted in light, the celestial songs of the choir merge with the power of the great organ to reveal the full acoustic richness of one of France’s most beautiful churches.

Luminiscence during the Paris Olympics 2024

The Paris Olympics 2024 is not just a sporting event; it’s a celebration of history, culture, sustainability, and unity. As the world eagerly awaits the opening ceremony, we can all look forward to witnessing extraordinary athletic achievements. We also look for experiencing the magic of Parisian culture, and cherishing the values that the Olympics represent.

Emy,

Paris Trip Planner


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