Place des Jacobins

Place des Jacobins, Lyon 2

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.


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

The fountain in the Place des Jacobins finds itself under water.  Undulating reflections, iridescent water drops and saturated colours plunge the spectator into the midst of a natural phenomenon – a flood, created by Tarm using digital technology. This high-tech laser show surrounds us with mist, wind and rain, reminding us of how crucial water is to our existence. Tinged with hope or fear, Wasserleuchten evokes a spiritual journey inspired by water, ironically a source of both life and death. This immersive son-et-lumière harnesses the sheer force of water in a poetic display.