Permanent lighting

Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse (2015)


Thank you Monsieur Paul 

An illumination was added in 2015 to pay tribute to a figure of Lyon life, Paul Bocuse, the famous chef. It is a monumental mural, installed opposite the entrance to Les Halles, Lyon’s food market which bears his name. At night, videos and lights bring the fresco to life. The spectacle, which lasts about ten minutes, is a flashback, highlighting the career of the world’s best-known Michelin-starred chef and the produce which made his cuisine so famous.

With the support of the City of Lyon Public Lighting Department

Metro B to Place Guichard • Tram T1 to Mairie 

• Gilbert Coudène – Les Allumeurs de Rêve
• Production: Light Event Consulting

More about Lyon’s gastronomy


the façades of the Antiquaille (2015)

Simulation of the lighting on the façades of the Antiquaille

A historic building which blends into the landscape of Fourvière hill, the Antiquaille has undergone an ambitious urban renovation programme. The objective of this lighting is to draw the eye towards the nocturnal contours of the hill. The emphasis is on the vertical and horizontal lines of the roof.

The lighting is subtle so as not to disturb the residents or overshadow the view of Lyon by night.

Metro D to Vieux-Lyon and then the Saint-Just funicular to Place des Minimes

  • Production: Public Lighting Department – City of Lyon
  • Ligthning Designer: Philippe Hutinet

PONT Lafayette (2015)

This bridge is a key feature of the nocturnal view of the Rhône and its riverbanks and it was important to include it in the permanent lighting plan.

The lace-like structure is embellished by a play on transparency together with blue lighting reflecting the colour of the Rhône and the lights on the riverbanks. This icy blue hue is also a reminder of the glacial origin of the river, the source of which lies in the Swiss mountains.

Metro A to Cordeliers

  • Production: Public Lighting Department – City of Lyon

Pont Wilson (2015)

L'Hôtel Dieu et le Pont Wilson © Direction de l'Eclairage public

This bridge over the Rhône was first illuminated in the 1989 light plan then given a makeover in 2015 to harmonize its lighting with the neighbouring district and monuments: the Hôtel Dieu and the surrounding public lighting, the view of the slopes of the Croix Rousse from the bridge, and the series of bridges over the river.

Metro A to Cordeliers • Metro A or D to Bellecour

  • Production: Public Lighting Department ​– City of Lyon
  • Lighting designed by Les Eclairagistes Associés

Incity Tower (2015)

A new addition to Lyon’s illuminations in 2015 was the Incity Tower, the second building after Part Dieu library to feature in this district’s new light plan. It blends in perfectly with the local light identity with monochromatic variations on white light (from gold to silver). For special events, this building can be transformed with polychromatic tableaus.

Metro B to Part-Dieu

  • Lighting designed by the 8’18 studio - François MIGEON and architects Valode & Pistre
  • Developer: Sogelym Dixence
  • Owner: Caisse d’Epargne Rhône Alpes

Find out more about the urban redevelopment of Part-Dieu (in french)