Join the festival

The Festival of Lights is held in a secure restricted pedestrian area in the city centre.

Pedestrian area in the city centre

The festival area will be closed to traffic for all four days. This restriction also applies to motorcycles, bicycles and scooters. Only the emergency services will have access. 

To help pedestrians move around easily, there will be no parking from 12 noon to midnight on the roads between the main attractions. Signs with details about the parking restrictions will be installed on the roads concerned at least 72 hours before the event.


How to get to the pedestrian area ?

By TCL (Public Transport)

The public is asked to use public transport. During the Festival, extra services will be provided on the metro, tramway and some bus lines.

On Sunday, 8 December, there will be free public transport from 4 p.m. until transport services end.

On Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December, you can travel wherever you please from 4 p.m. until services end for just €3,10 per evening with the “TCL en Fête” ticket.

Public transport enquiries +33(0)4 26 10 12 12, Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and Sundays and public holidays from 6 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.

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By Bicycle

Why not cycle to the Festival of Lights? There are Velo’v public bicycle rental stations throughout the city centre and close suburbs. The service is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Warning : Velo’v bicycles like other personal mobility devices are not allowed in the pedestrian area of the Festival.

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By Car

There are several  Park&Ride (Parc Relais) car parks where you can park your car and take public transport to the city centre. They are reserved for users of the Lyon TCL public transport system.

During the Festival, some car parks in the city centre are closed.