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Pedestrian areas in the city center

The area identified for the Festival of Lights (the Presqu'île from Place Bellecour to Place Sathonay and the Vieux-Lyon district) will be closed to traffic from 7 p.m. to midnight on 8 to 10 December. The Abbé Couturier footbridge will be closed to pedestrians from 1 to 11 December. From 7 p.m. each evening from 8 to 10 December, the footbridge of the Palais de Justice will be closed to pedestrians.

The city centre car parks will be closed from 7 p.m. to midnight from 8 to 10 December. The public is asked to use public transport.

Drivers, make alternative arrangements! All the city centre car parks will be closed (entrances and exits) from 7 p.m. to midnight from 8 to 10 December.

To help pedestrians move around easily, there will be no parking from 12 noon to midnight on the roads between the main attractions.  

Signs with details about the parking restrictions will be installed on the roads concerned at least 72 hours before the event.

These are the roads affected: rue Président Herriot, rue de Brest, rue Emile Zola, rue Gasparin, rue des Archers, rue Childebert through to rue de la République, rue Jean de Tourmes and rue Président Carnot.


TCL (Public Transportation)

During the Festival, extra services will be provided on the metro, tramway and some bus lines.

The metro will work in the same way as in previous years (separate entrances and exits) with the exception of the Saint-Jean metro (line D and funiculars) which will be closed. 

On Thursday, 8 December, there will be free public transport from 4 p.m. until transport services end.

On Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December, you can travel wherever you please from 4 p.m. until services end for just €3 per evening with the “TCL en Fête” ticket. The ticket is on sale from 1 to 10 December at the system’s automatic ticket machines and in TCL’s offices and, on 9 and 10 December, on board buses too.

Further information can be found on
Allo TCL au 04 26 10 12 12 (price of a local call), Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and on Sundays and public holidays from 6 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.