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Fête des Lumières 2013

Fête des Lumières / Lyon Festival of Lights

From the 6th - 9th, December 2013.

4 nights of utter enchantment

The Festival of Lights is one of Lyon's most famous Festivals to date. It broadcasts Lyon's heritage and creates an immense buzz throughout the city.

The Festival is spread over 4 days of pure magic. The city definitely lives up to its title as the city of lights and will not disappoint.

The Festival is innovative, intriguing and startling, and best of all free of charge.

The programme promises four nights of enchantment, each night brings a different theme, color scheme and vibe.

Designers from all over the world partake in the wonderful event. Video, Music and Sound effects are used to accompany the vibrant images dotted around the city.

The exceptional spectacle showcases the city at its best and incorporates buildings, rivers and parks into the show. This enables tourists and locals alike to experience many different routes and areas throughout Lyon over the 4 day event.

The best spectacle is located in the city centre, to avoid disappointment arrive as early as Thursday as the weekend crowds will plague the city.

If you are still not convinced, what better to do then to experience the mayhem yourself, Lyon awaits your visit.

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Gilles Flouret, Project Manager of the Festival of Lights in Lyon

Having longed for the opportunity to present Lyon as the city of lights. It finally became possible on the 8th of December 1999. The festival of lights as we know today, now lasts 4 days and is internationally well-known.