Une rivière de lumières (2019)

Une rivière de lumières (2019)

River of Light evokes the traditional candle-lit processions which took place along the River Saône dating back to the Middle Ages. When night falls on December 8, 20,000 tiny illuminated boats will sail down the river, giving the finishing touch to the light displays on the banks and taking Lyon back to its historic roots. Also inspired by Indian folklore, the floating lights each convey a message from a spectator*, a glowing note of hope travelling downriver between the Saint Vincent and Saint Georges footbridges.

* If you would like to add your wish or message to the tiny boats on the river, go to the Lumignons du Coeur stand on Place de la République or Place Bellecour next to the gift shop.

Participate in this spectacular display of light!
Bring a candle or an object that lights up such as a torch or a smartphone.
The boats will float down the river between 7 and 7:30 pm so make sure you are in position on the upper banks of the Saône between 6:30 and 6:45 pm.
The best view will be between the La Feuillée and Alphonse Juin bridges on either side of the Saône.

CNR and VNF project

Agence avec, Art Entreprise and Entropy