AURA Invalides represents a significant milestone in the growth of Moment Factory as a versatile studio dedicated to creating innovative multimedia experiences through bold creativity and advanced technological expertise. This captivating 50-minute immersive encounter seamlessly combines video mapping, lighting techniques, special effects, orchestral music, and sound design to pay tribute to the architectural and historical significance of the renowned Dôme des Invalides, one of Paris’s most iconic landmarks.
As darkness descends, the Dôme des Invalides awakens with a mesmerizing blend of light, orchestral music, and video mapping, unveiling its majestic beauty and rich heritage. Spanning 50 minutes, visitors are invited to embark on a sensory exploration during the nighttime. Guided by the illuminating light, they meander through the Dôme des Invalides and its six chapels, gradually revealing previously unseen wonders.
As visitors embark on their journey of discovery, they gradually become attuned to the enchanting ambiance that surrounds them. The captivating AURA experience is comprised of three acts, each showcasing a distinct aspect of this remarkable landmark: its construction, the memories it holds, and its ability to inspire individuals from all walks of life.
AURA Invalides has been meticulously crafted to ignite the imagination of audiences spanning across all age groups. Consequently, visitors are transported into moments of sheer awe, fostering a profound and unparalleled bond between the public and the space itself, as well as among the visitors themselves.
The project was initiated in 2019 by cultural operator Cultival, which was then seeking innovative cultural and tourism offerings designed to create new sustainable attractions in France. Captivated by the AURA experience at Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, and Moment Factory’s peerless creativity and ability to meet exacting standards, Cultival asked the multimedia studio to create the very first AURA experience in France. Les Invalides, whose gilded dome has brightened the Paris skyline for centuries, was the natural choice. To achieve this project, Cultival also turned to its longstanding partner, Musée de l’Armée – Hôtel national des Invalides.