Daytime visits

Portraits of Lyon at the Lyon History Museum

Portraits de Lyon

From December 4, 2019
Free admission during the weekend of 7 and 8 December 2019 .

The exhibition offers a humorous look at the history of Lyon combining historic and geographic facts, curiosities and symbolic artefacts, fictional eye witness accounts, immersive cinema and animation. The cornerstone of the exhibition is a giant interactive model of the city showcasing today’s city with the main geographic and historic milestones.

Compulsory Figures

Compulsory Figures

Thu 5th December + Fri 6th December 2019 / 19:00 / 21:00
Sat 7th December + Sun 8th December 2019 / 18:00 / 20:00

A big name on the international arts scene, Xavier Veilhan is building a pluridisciplinary body of work containing surprising, joyful incursions into the performing arts. Compulsory Figures is a spectacular installation with a skating rink, video-sound-light system, and virtuoso skater. On the ice, the dancer and skater Stephen Thompson revives this former Olympic discipline. Like an archaeologist of movement, he breathes new life into the very technical, precise “imposed figures” that consisted of repeatedly scratching the same circular form into the ice. Over the course of the performance, these tableaux come to life to orchestrate a complete experience at the heart of movement.

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Audio walking tours

enform@lyon, the City of Lyon’s free outdoor fitness app is getting geared up for the Festival of Lights. The audio walking tour is an original way to enjoy the Festival from December 6 to 9 and get up to speed on 20 light installations.

Mini World

Mini World

France’s biggest animated miniatures park reconstructs the “best of” the Festival of Lights since it was created. Come and relive the best illuminations via miniature reproductions of the most iconic sites. A sneak peek of the “Lyon” world which will be revealed in late 2017, and a wonderful opportunity to discover or rediscover the three animated miniature worlds of Mini World Lyon (City, Mountain, Countryside) and their “Festival of Lights” cycle designed specially by the Festival artists.


Lyon City Card

lyon city card fête des lumières

To gain free admission to the museums and other tourist attractions listed in this guide, simply show your Lyon City Card at the ticket desk. The transportation pass included in Lyon City Card is activated on the first entry on the TCL network. The pass can be used for the entire duration of the card (1, 2 or 3 days), 7/7, from 5 am to 00:30 am (except on may 1st).

Prices ♦ 1 day: 25€ / 2 days: 35€ / 3 days: 45€ / 4 days: 55€