Place des Jacobins lies in the heart of Lyon’s central Presqu’ile at the intersection of a number of bustling shopping streets giving it busy, prosperous feel. It owes its name to the Jacobin monks or Friar Preachers of the Order of Saint Dominic who occupied the building to the south of the square. It was given a complete makeover in 2013 with the addition of a pedestrian area around its magnificent fountain.
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.
This year the Lumignons du Cœur campaign is collecting funds for GAELIS, a non-profit student advocacy and support organisation which played an active role in the local student community during the Covid crisis.
To help the cause, buy a candle for 2 euros and add it to the immense luminous fresco in the place des Jacobins.