Book your accommodation as early as you can!
You'll find well-situated accommodation to help you get the most from your evenings
Remember to book a restaurant especially if you're a gourmet and want to dine at the time of your choice, and in your favourite restaurant!
Dress up warm!
It's cold in December in Lyon. And be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Download the Fête des Lumières app !
This will enable you to prepare your tour one work of art at a time, to have all the information you need about the masterpieces and their artists, and to take part and gain some very useful information!
Android or iOS
Recharge your batteries!
And don't forget to check that the batteries in your mobile phone, camcorder and camera are charged before you leave!
Pavillon ONLYLYON on Place Bellecour:
Extended opening hours during the 4 days of the festival of Lights: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. non-stop.
On the other days: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. non-stop.
From dec. 1 to 5: 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dec. 6 and 9: 12.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Dec. 7 and 8: 12.30 p.m. to midnight
- Place de la Comédie,
- Place de la République,
- Place Edouard Commette (Vieux-Lyon)
- Near Palais de Justice footbridge (opening hours: from Dec. 1 to 5: 9 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. / Dec. 6 and 9: 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. / Dec. 7 and 8: 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to midnight.
10 staff members will make their way around the perimeter of the festival on Segway personal transporters to inform and guide visitors.
TCL public transport network
On the 8th of December, public transport is free from 4 pm until the end of the service.
All information (tickets, park-and-ride, etc.) www.fetedeslumieres.tcl.fr
If you come by car, do not hesitate to let your car in a parc-and-ride and take the TCL public transportation.
TER trains : benefit from the ‘Illico Evénements’ fare (50% discount from Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Mâcon or Genève to Lyon.
TGV trains: 8000 seats at low ‘Prem’s’ fares. Book as early as possible!
Download the Map for the coaches: routes and parking