This tradition began on December 8th 1852 when the Catholic population celebrated Virgin Mary by lightning candles on windowsills.
Local still illuminate their windows but Lyon’s historical areas has become renowed contemporary light artists playground.
This Is Lyon guides you into this 2018 festival edition (6-9 December) : where are the unmissable illuminations, where to eat, what to do in the daytime, how to visit Lyon with fun ?
The first light shows took place in Lyon on 8th December 1852 for religious reasons. Here’s the real story of the most popular event in Lyon.
Cool guided tours, Christmas markets, great concerts, Ferris wheel ride…
Our American contributor Jenna enjoyed the 2016 Fête des Lumières in Lyon despite the crowd. A story about vin chaud, mud, churros, machine guns, music and flames
Photographer and visual artist, Guillaume J. Plisson, specialist in Lightgraff, unveils his top tips to take stunning pictures during the Festival of Lights.