About the Project
A designated French heritage site, the Dôme des Invalides is the final resting place of Emperor Napoleon the 1st. The Dome also houses the mausoleum of Vauban, the tombs of Napoleon II known as the Eaglet, of Joseph and Jérôme Bonaparte, of generals Bertrand and Duroc as well as those of the illustrious marshals Foch and Lyautey.
The project presented Moment Factory with a major challenge: to create a fully immersive environment across a 3,500-square-metre projection area while preserving the architectural and historical integrity of the site. Rising to this creative and technical challenge, the team worked closely with Musée de l’Armée curators and the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles. The result, AURA Invalides, offers visitors an intimate connection with the monument and a moment of pure collective wonder. 
As night falls, the Dôme des Invalides comes alive with the magic of light, an original orchestral score, and video mapping. Over a span of 50 minutes, visitors explore the monument and its six chapels to the rhythm of three movements recalling its construction long ago, its living memory, and its power to inspire.
Cultural operator Cultival
in partnership with Musée de l’Armée
Moment Factory
Design and Art Direction
Photography and Video property of Moment Factory
Concept Design
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