Daytime visits

Forest of Lights

Forest of Lights

From Thursday, 24 November to Saturday, 24 December - Place Carnot

When the majestic fir trees take over Place Carnot, you can experience total immersion in the forests of the great north. Once night has fallen, they are decorated in a myriad of colours thanks to a lighting system controlled by visitors. The forest freezes and then moves, the trees grow and then shrink, first one branch lights up, followed by two or three, and soon the entire square becomes a forest of lights.

Production: RDV COLLECTIF. Project Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Gourmand. With the support of L&dB, Hans Coffrage, Théâtre du Peuple, Les Subsistances and the Théâtre du Point du Jour.

Every day from 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. • In the evening until 10 p.m. on Saturdays
From 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the Festival of Lights • On 24 December from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mini World

Mini World

From 8 December to 2 January

France’s biggest animated miniatures park reconstructs the “best of” the Festival of Lights since it was created. Come and relive the best illuminations via miniature reproductions of the most iconic sites. A sneak peek of the “Lyon” world which will be revealed in late 2017, and a wonderful opportunity to discover or rediscover the three animated miniature worlds of Mini World Lyon (City, Mountain, Countryside) and their “Festival of Lights” cycle designed specially by the Festival artists.

Reduced admission: €11 for adults and €6 for children (4 to 12 years) upon presentation of the official programme or the mobile app for the Festival of Lights. The offer is valid from the 8th to the 10th of December.

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The Lights of Lyon

Musées Gadagne

December 3 to 12

With this guided tour, you and your family will learn all about a festival that originated in Lyon and is now an international event. From the vow of the aldermen during the great plague of 1643 to the building of the Fourvière Basilica, by way of the incidents that occurred during the inauguration of the gold statue of the Virgin Mary, discover the objects that tell this singular story...and shed full light on the December eighth tradition!

Duration: one hour / Rates: €3 adults; €1 under 18 + museum ticket (€6 / €4)
By reservation at 04 78 42 03 61 or

Auditorium - National Orchestra of Lyon


Saturday, December 10, at 6 p.m. – Organ, dance and video

The Auditorium’s organ wears a thousand colours in a unique spectacle in which sound and light become one. Listening to a sound awakes a vision of colours; a smell conjures up images! This is the adventure Pierre-Yves Fleury and his friends have in store for you. Using a complex computer process, set according to precise musical criteria, the sounds emanating from the organ are analysed by computer in real time and translated into visual impressions. The most beautiful pieces from the repertoire thus trigger ethereal videos or are translated into colours by mapping (the projection process highlighting the details of monuments in the Festival of Lights). Dance mixes into this festival of senses for a complete feeling of pleasure.

Information and reservations: / 04 78 95 95 95

Exhibition : Une autre conspiration

Le Siècle des Lumières

Samedi 5 au mardi 8 décembre de 14h à 22h

Une autre conspiration is the second phase of an exchange programme between the Hochschule Für Grafik und Buchkunst of Leipzig (HGB) and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts of Lyon (Ensba Lyon). This programme was set up by the two art schools in the context of the historical relationship of these twin towns.

This year, 12 young French and German artists are participating in this project, one that is concerned with the private, artistic and political forms of conspiracy.

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Living Silk-Making

Each day during the festival at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm

The association offers guided tours accompanied by silk-making demonstrations in two former workshops at the Croix-Rousse.

Reservation needed: 04 78 27 17 13 or

► Atelier Municipal de Passementerie, 21 Rue Richan, 69004 Lyon



Roger Tator Gallery: Panorama

From 8 December 2016 to 10 February 2017 from 2 to 6 pm

“Panorama” is an exhibition through which you take a stroll. A stroll into a universe half way between natural landscape and domestic landscape. Comprising a low table, a lamp and a screen, this collection of objects creates a dialogue between rigid and structural materials, light, and soft and airy silk. The qualities of silk muslin, usually used in fashion and clothing, are applied here to object design.

With the support of the business La Miroiterie du Rhône.

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Lyon City Card

Lyon City Card

To gain free admission to the museums and other tourist attractions listed in this guide, simply show your Lyon City Card at the ticket desk. The transportation pass included in Lyon City Card is activated on the first entry on the TCL network. The pass can be used for the entire duration of the card (1, 2 or 3 days), 7/7, from 5 am to 00:30 am (except on may 1st).

Prices ♦ 1 day: 24€ / 2 days: 33€ / 3 days: 42€

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