Tête d'Or Park

Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon 6

Opened in 1857, the Parc de la Tête d'Or is one of France’s largest urban parks. It was landscaped by brothers Denis and Eugène Bühler in the English garden style and features a 16-hectare lake fed by a branch of the Rhône. The park is run by the City authorities and provides a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city. Covering 117 hectares in all, it includes an area of natural parkland, a zoo and botanical gardens.

There are eight gates in all, the main going by the name “Children of the Rhône.” In recent years, it has hosted hugely popular light shows during the Festival of Lights.

The artist’s brief is to create an enchanting and original journey in an area featuring grass, trees and the western tip of the lake.

Vegetal'lum


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.


As you wander through the park, you come across luminous nests installed in the hollows of trees, subtly illuminating the undergrowth and encounter improbable phosphorescent plants embellishing the lawns or nonchalantly suspended above the waters of the lake, gentle interruptions to the darkness. Further along the path, strange swarms, delicate fireflies and ephemeral moths light up the kiosk

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Artistic intent


> Vegetal'lum

Ricochets


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.


As you wander along the shore of the lake in the Parc de la Tête d'Or, the usually calm waters are suddenly disturbed by light waves, majestic lines of ricochets that form on its surface. These powerful waves ripple across the water, almost reaching you as they rush to the shore.

Could they be particles fallen from the sky, like drops that make the lake glow, or rather underwater creatures that are also part of this strange phenomenon?


> Ricochets

La créature du lac


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.


Come and meet Hydra, a mythical creature that has lived in the park's lake for thousands of years. Like a gigantic sea serpent, it emerges from the water at nightfall to wander among the visitors, its body twisting and turning amidst a field of lotus flowers, symbols of the
of tenderness of the soul and compassion. This protective spirit watches lovingly over the plant and animal life of the park.

A soft luminous energy flows through the creature's body and, as you get closer, you can hear its whispers enveloped in a soothing cocoon of sound.

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> La créature du lac