Place Antonin Poncet

Place Antonin Poncet, Lyon 2

Place Antonin Poncet located between place Bellecour and the Rhône was once home to the Hôpital de la Charité. Built in 1622, it was Lyon’s second biggest hospital after the Hôtel Dieu.  Edouard Herriot had it demolished in 1934. Today, only the belltower remains.


Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 from 8 pm to midnight

Like an immense, glittering canopy, PAVILLON is a conical-shaped structure adorned with a mesh of light-emitting cords, hovering – so it seems – in zero gravity over Place Antonin Poncet. The installation comes to life at regular intervals, revealing an inviting synchronised light and music system. With its point-to-point wiring, the mesh flickers above the heads of the audience to the rhythm of the lyric composition by the electronic music duo Yes Sœur. The frame (under which spectators are free to wander) is illuminated, generating circular or elliptical movements.