The Town Hall was built in 1646. Destroyed by fire in 1674, it was rebuilt during the early 18th century by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of the palace of Versailles. Damaged in 1793 after the French Revolution, it was restored in the 19th century. The equestrian statue of 1827 representing Henry IV still adorns its facade.
Source: Lyon History Museum - Musées Gadagne • To learn more
Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight
Visitors passing through the gates of City Hall are guided to the main courtyard by dancing beams of light. For the duration of the festival, the building is converted into a giant traboule, the secret passages particular to Lyon, to channel visitors from the Place de la Comédie to the Place des Terreaux. In a break with tradition, the spectacular light show is performed to the rhythm of a classical orchestral score.
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