For four nights a variety of different artists light up buildings, streets, squares and parks all over the city.

Over 40 light installations create a magical atmosphere.

Don’t miss the 2018 Lyon Festival of Lights taking place from Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9. Watch this space!

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Enjoy the smartphone application: information, program, routes, interactive map.
iOS version is coming soon...
Try your luck!
Enter the competition for a chance to win a stay in Lyon during the 2018 Festival of Lights!


An alternative way of taking part...


Lumières en soi(e) will be shown during the 2018 Festival of Lights. This is a participative work created by a number of associations helping the lonely.

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Clowning around in the hospital


Every year, the proceeds from the sale of the Lumignons du Coeur candles go to a charitable cause. This year it is Docteur Clown. Its director Laurence Chanove describes the work of this nonprofit which arranges for professional clowns, jugglers and magicians to visit sick children in hospital.

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Gearing up for the festival


It’s all hands on deck for the Public Lighting Department as the countdown to the Festival of Lights begins. It is their job to fit the lighting gels to the city centre street lights to create a particular colour effect.

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