All the information about this unmissable event of Lyon!

Putting the spotlight on Lyon for the Festival of Lights, from the 7th to the 10th of December 2023.

4 evenings to shine!
If there is one event that really represents the best of Lyon, it is surely the Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières)! 
From the tradional lumignons (small candles) which locals place on their balconies, to the various visual and interactive shows that are put on around the city, the 8th of December is an absolute must for anybody looking to discover Lyon. The Festival of Lights will once again be a major highlight. Not to be missed! 

Each year, in the creative hub that is Lyon, lighting designers are invited to create their installations, which are then exported around the world.
Immerse yourself in this major celebration that is free and open to all!

The festival in previous years

A look back at previous years (video and slide show)

What you need to know about the Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

For 4 evenings, artists of all kind of inspiration enlighten buildings with light installations, creating a magic atmosphere in the streets and places...

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

To really make the most of the Fête des Lumières, prepare your tour!

The story behind Lyon’s Festival of Lights

In the beginning, the Illuminations were first held on the 8th December... 

Here’s some advice to get the most out of the Festival of Lights

Things to do while waiting for night to fall …

It would be such a shame to just kill time, while there are so many things to see and do in Lyon! Here are some suggestions…

By Isabelle

Isabelle Fournet

Practical info

In order to make the most of the Festival of Lights, plan ahead!This year, the festival opening times are as follows:From 8 to midnight on Thursday...

By Isabelle

Isabelle Fournet
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