The Esplanade de Fourvière was a strategic location for the Romans who settled on the hill in the 1st century BC. The name Fourvière comes from the Latin forum vetus in reference to the forum, a large public square in the ancient city, which was situated not far from here. The current imposing Basilica was only constructed in the 19th century.
Source: Lyon History Museum - Musées Gadagne • To learn more
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.
In the style of the symbolist painters of the 19th century, the light design projected onto the façades depicts phantasmagorical plant and animal life that engages with the symbols of the monuments in this historic district encompassing Saint-Jean, Fourvière and the Palais de Justice