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The monument to go back in time: an immersive experience

The mediation devices of the Hôtel de la Marine, real invitations to go back in time, will make you discover the monument in a totally immersive way. First and foremost with the Confident, a connected headset distributed to each visitor upon arrival, but also through innovative digital devices that will delight young and old alike!

The Confident, connected headset

The Confident, a connected headset and a true companion to the visit, uses binaural sound technology to bring to life the spaces and characters that once inhabited the Hôtel de la Marine. An immersive and innovative mediation experience to dive into the heart of the monument's history.

Upon arrival, you will be invited to choose the audio story that will punctuate your visit:

  • Age of Enlightenment
  • Time travel
  • Family

The Confident will whisper information and anecdotes about the site and the works of art you have seen. You will be able to live this experience to the fullest wearing only headphones and wander through the monument guided by the voices of the characters: the sound content is triggered automatically.

Relive the era of the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne thanks to the immersive narration and the binaural sound, also called "3D sound". A technological innovation, binaural sound restores our natural hearing in three dimensions. Can you hear a fire crackling in a fireplace to your right? Turn your head and the crackling sound will seem to come from in front of you. The sound automatically follows your head movements.

Without you realizing it, thanks to the binaural sound and the "Confident", the immersion in the 18th century at the Hôtel de la Marine will be total.

Visiteur devant un miroir dansant
Visiteur devant un miroir dansant

© Centre des monuments nationaux - Didier Plowy

Innovative mediation devices

Dive into history at the Hôtel de la Marine: relive the genesis of the Place de la Concorde, the adventures of the greatest French sailors or meet the monument's illustrious characters... True invitations to go back in time, the innovative digital devices of the Hôtel de la Marine invite you to discover the monument in an immersive way:

  • The portrait gallery and its historical characters that come to life to tell you the history of the monument;
  • The Hôtel de la Marine with a magnifying glass: an animated cross-section of the building that plunges you into the daily life of the Hôtel de la Marine at the time of the Garde-Meuble;
  • The table of urbanism: a film to understand everything about the urban and architectural transformations of the Place de la Concorde and the monument;
  • The dancing mirrors: large rotating mirrors through which you can discover the events that make up the history of the monument at 360°;
  • The sailors' table: in the former office of the Chief of Staff, replay the fate of the sailors who made the history of the French Navy.

The Centre des monuments nationaux has developed the Confident (designed by RSF in collaboration with Noise Makers) in partnership with Radio France, whose teams are specialized in binaural sound and immersive narration. The scriptwriters and sound engineers of Radio France bring to the project all their technical and audiophonic expertise.

The sound mediation of the exhibition galleries of the Al Thani Collection was realized in collaboration with the Mikros company, with original music by Thomas Roussel.

Audio tour available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese.

Visiteurs dans les salons d'honneur
Visiteurs dans les salons d'honneur

© Centre des monuments nationaux - Didier Plowy

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