In remembrance of the origins of the Festival of Lights, an appeal is made to the citizens of Lyon and festival visitors on December 8 every year to show their generosity by contributing to the Lumignons du Cœur campaign.
The idea is quite simple: buy one or more candles to add to a light display on the site of the Odeon of the Fourvière Roman Theatre.
Funds from sales of the candles go to a different charity each year. This year’s charity cause is the Association Laurette Fugain, which has been fighting leukemia for 15 years.
Head to the site of the Fourvière Roman theatre to make your contribution to an installation laid out in the association’s signature colours.
Buy a candle for €2 at any Festival of Lights information point, the Tourist Office, and many city centre booths and shops.
The good causes which have benefited from Lumignon funds in previous years: