Walking around Bellecour

The Presqu’île is truly the Fête des Lumière’s ‘pièce de résistance’.
You’re far from short of displays in the area around Place Bellecour: if you start at the square, you only have to walk a few minutes to reach the displays at Place des Jacobins, Place Antonin Poncet and Place de la République. Given the range of displays in such close proximity, it’s definitely not an area you should miss out!
To top it off, you’ll be free to walk around on the evenings of the Fête des Lumières without having to worry about cars- they’re completed banned in the Presqu’île during the event! 

Other illuminated Places to See in 2018

Parc de la Tête d’Or #FDL2018

Spectators will see a light display featuring giant gold spheres on the floor, majestic birds flying in the sky.

Place Louis Pradel #FDL2018

A display influenced by insects living in extreme conditions and complete darkness.

Place Saint-Paul #FDL2018

Three dancers will appear on the outside of Saint Paul station, mimicking the movement of atoms.

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Place Sathonay #FDL2018

150 mirrors will reflect these twinkling tealights, creating a dazzling display.

Place des Terreaux #FDL2018

This display will compliment light with music.

Saint-Jean Cathedral #FDL2018

The facade of St. John’s Cathedral is often the stage of large-scale illumination.

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