Unique Immersive Experiences in Paris

Paris is always at the forefront of exciting, unprecedented things, and the new in terms of tourist attractions are immersive experiences. These unique experiences in Paris are based on interactive works or sensory walks and are ideal for the entire family.

Most of the immersive experiences Paris offers are available all year round, while others are seasonal, mostly happening during Christmas in Paris or winter in Paris.

Ideal for a trip to Paris with kids or an original birthday /anniversary present, here is a comprehensive list of the unique immersive experiences in Paris, once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Paris not to be missed this year!

Paris Festival of Lights 2019

Immersive Experiences in Paris Right Now

Check out the list of Immersive Experiences in Paris right now. From light shows to virtual reality, Paris has it all!

1. Atelier des Lumières

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The Atelier des Lumières is the city’s first digital art center. Located in the 11th arrondissement, the Atelier des Lumières is housed in a former nineteenth-century Plichon iron foundry, fully restored to its original beauty.

The venue isn’t a mere complement, but rather, it’s an integral part of the experience. Its monumental metal architecture and long history have forged the art project’s identity, and the various features of the building, including the chimney, drying tower, pool, and water tank, are the ideal setting for futuristic digital exhibitions.

So step inside the Atelier des Lumières to watch immersive digital exhibitions that will transport you to the pictorial worlds of the world’s most famous artists.

Atelier des Lumières’ current exhibits display the wonderful world of Chagall, the immersive adventure titled “Ocean Odyssey,” and the unforgettable mix of music and paintings made by Paul Klee – Click here to buy your ticket to the Atelier des Lumières

Address: 38 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris 11. Opens every day.

2. Aura Invalides

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Get ready to live an extraordinary experience in the very heart of the Dôme des Invalides, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. A true symbol of French history, this is Les Invalides’ adjacent former Royal Chapel, which has been converted into a shrine of some of France’s leading military figures, most notably the tomb of Emperor Napoleon I.

The Dôme is an architectural masterpiece, one of the best examples of French classical architecture, and the ideal way to experience it at its finest is through the immersive experience of “Aura Invalides.”

Taking place at nighttime, this immersive experience showcases this iconic Parisian building through lights, video mapping, and orchestral music. Get ready to discover the Dôme des Invalides’s rich architecture and heritage, where you will uncover illuminating revelations. This is a unique, multisensory tour that will surely be unforgettable – Click here to buy your ticket to Aura Invalides

Address: 2 Place Vauban, Paris 7. Check the calendar for the dates available.

3. Eternelle Notre Dame

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One of the unique experiences in Paris you can have on your next trip is exploring the magnificent Notre Dame de Paris from an entirely new perspective!

The city’s most famous Cathedral, located in the Ile de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement, Notre Dame, doesn’t need much presentation. This Medieval Cathedral was constructed in the eleventh century and is the finest example of French Gothic architecture.

Whether you are visiting Notre Dame for the first or tenth time, doing it with a VR headset will completely change your experience. “Eternelle Notre-Dame” is a wonderful and innovative way to dive into the Cathedral’s history from the Middle Ages to today.

Ready to visit Paris in Medieval times? Put on the VR headset and embark on an emotional journey through the centuries, admiring how Notre Dame was built and the historical events that took place inside for a one-of-a-kind time travel – Click here to buy your ticket to Eternelle Notre Dame

Address: 6 Rue de la Cité, Paris 4. Opens from Tuesday to Sunday

4. Fly Over Paris

This might sound crazy, but flying over Paris is possible, and you can do it too! Located in the 2nd arrondissement, “FlyView Paris” is an original venue where virtual reality will make you live the spectacular experience of admiring Paris from above.

Discover Paris’ most beautiful monuments with this Paris 360 virtual tour, from the Eiffel Tower to the Musée du Louvre with its Glass Pyramid to Notre Dame de Paris, from a dreamy perspective, while experiencing the same sensations as a real flight.

With this immersive experience, Paris won’t have secrets for you. This virtual flight experience is set up as if you are inside an actual airport and boarding a jetpack device: you will then have a mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic view of the French capital while the flight simulator will make you live all the best moments of a flight, including takeoff, acceleration, and descent near a monument – Click here to buy your ticket to FlyView Paris

TIP: book FlyView Paris with Tiqets and get 50% off on a second virtual flight of your choice!

Address: 30 Rue du 4 Septembre, Paris 2. Opens every day.

5. Light Festivals in Paris

Paris Festival of Lights 2019

If you are looking for unique immersive experiences in Paris during the winter holidays, the wonderful Paris Light Festivals are the best way to get into the winter and Christmas atmosphere.

A light festival is a magical event taking place at nightfall, an enchanted stroll in the middle of bright and colorful installations that are often accompanied by music for an even more beautifully immersive experience. The most famous light festival in France is the Lyon Festival of Lights, which usually takes place on the weekend of the 8 December.

From autumn until the end of winter, the city of Paris and the Île-de-France region are transformed into fantastic wonderland. The Festival of Lights at the Jardin des Plantes is the most famous event, but there are more immersive light festivals during the winter holidays, like the Lanterns Festival in Thoiry Safari Park and Zoo or the Festival Dragons and Lanterns at the Jardin d’Acclimatation.

If you are curious to know more about the magical nighttime Light Festivals in Paris, check out our dedicated blog post.

And there you have it, the list of the best immersive experiences Paris offers right now. Which one would you like to book right now?

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