The Esplanade de Fourvière was a strategic location for the Romans who settled on the hill in the 1st century BC. The name Fourvière comes from the Latin forum vetus in reference to the forum, a large public square in the ancient city, which was situated not far from here. The current imposing Basilica was only constructed in the 19th century.
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
This immersive project with echoes of surrealism brings the memories hidden deep in the river Saône to the surface. As its title Reflets implies, the river’s multi-hued reflections illuminate the facades along the quai Romain Rolland while its babbling gets louder. Gradually, fragments of local history, still alive in our memories or long dead, start to mingle with the colourful sounds emerging from the streets. Abstract relics of the past are projected on the buildings stretching from the Palais de Justice to Saint-Jean Cathedral.