Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour, Lyon 2

Place Bellecour (62,000 sq.m.) is not only Lyon’s biggest square, it is the largest pedestrian square in Europe. The imposing statue in the centre depicts Louis XIV astride a horse.  A more recent statue pays tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the Little Prince. Both monuments are a source of inspiration for artists creating light shows for the Festival.

Source: Lyon History Museum - Musées Gadagne

La Vague


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.


When night falls, come and wonder at the spectacle of hundreds of scales rising up on Place Bellecour, undulating under the murmur of a light breeze.

They rise from the ground, floating in a multi-hued wave of light. Let yourself be captivated by this poetic interlude lulled by the melodious sound of a flute.

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Artistic intent


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