Out and about in Lyon

Pedestrian areas in the city center

The festival area will be closed to traffic for all four days from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December and from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December. This restriction also applies to motorcycles and bicycles. Only the emergency services will have access. 

Car parks

  • The following car parks are open during the Festival: Hôtel de Ville, Opéra, Cordeliers, Place de la République, Bourse
  • The following car parks will be closed (entrances and exits) from 6:30 p.m. to midnight (5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday): Terreaux, Célestins, Bellecour, Antonin Poncet, Saint Antoine, Saint Georges, Saint Jean and Saint Just

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)

The public is asked to use public transport. 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/

Public transport enquiries +33(0)4 26 10 12 12, Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and Sundays and public holidays from 6 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.