Out and about in Lyon

Pedestrian areas in the city center

The area identified for the Festival of Lights will be closed to traffic.
Drivers and bike riders, make alternative arrangements!  

All the city centre car parks will be closed (entrances and exits) from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
The public is asked to use public transport.

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.

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These are the roads affected:

  • rue Président Edouard Herriot,
  • rue de Brest,
  • rue Paul Chenavard,
  • rue Emile Zola,
  • rue Gasparin,
  • rue des Archers,
  • rue Childebert jusqu’à la rue de la République,
  • rue Jean de Tournes,
  • rue Président Carnot,
  • rue de l’Antiquaille,
  • place des Minimes.


TCL (Public Transportation)

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

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

On Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Sunday 9 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.

Further information can be found on www.tcl.fr and http://www.fetedeslumieres.tcl.fr/en/home/
Allo TCL au +33(0)4 26 10 12 12, 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.