Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour, Lyon 2

With its 62 000m², the Place Bellecour is the biggest square of Lyon and the biggest pedestrian square in Europe. In the middle, we can find statues of Louis XIV, of the Petit Prince and Antoine de Saint Exupéry. They are often a « source d’inspiration » for the artists of the Fête des Lumières.

TOTEM


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


Welcome to the Festival! Nicolas Paolozzi's tall, sleek totems of light are beacons to help you find your way around the city. Once again this year, the five Indian-style totems will help you get your bearings as well as being perfect places for meeting up with friends before setting off to enjoy the Festival.


> TOTEM

Une petite place pour de grands rêves


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

 


The Anooki have taken on an extra dimension. Place Bellecour is the new playground for these huge characters as this monumental installation turns the venue into a child's bedroom. The statue of Louis XIV is nothing more than a tiny lead soldier on the Anooki-scale, just like the genuine fire engine that seems to be the size of a toy. Marbles are scattered across the square, illuminated by the rotating Ferris wheel – a Ferris wheel that has been transformed into a nightlight onto which the Inuit dreams are projected every 15 minutes.
> Une petite place pour de grands rêves

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Lyon public transport journey planner (tcl.fr)