Stretching from the Parc de la Tête d’or to the Parc de Gerland, the banks of the Rhône were completely revamped in 2007 to offer the people of Lyon a whole new environment. With its shady lawns and children’s playgrounds, it is a popular place for locals to relax and socialise.
The area between pont Morand and pont Lafayette bridges is particularly suited for the large-scale installations which can be admired from near and far during the Festival of Lights. The illuminations here are traditionally sponsored by the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR).
Wednesday 8, Thursday 9: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 10, Saturday 11: 8 p.m. to midnight
► Masks mandatory for adults and children over 11.
As you wander along the tree-lined banks of the Rhône river, you come upon large carp swimming gracefully above your heads!
The luminous, translucent fish come to life with the silvery reflections of their scales. Has river life escaped from the waters or have you been enticed down into the watery underworld?
Enjoy an otherworldly moment of calm before you come face to face with nature in the Parc de la Tête d’Or.