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Lyon – Fete des Lumiers, Festival of Light.
For three nights a variety of different artists light up buildings, streets, squares and parks all over the city.
Over 70 light installations create a magical atmosphere. Festival of Lights Lyon brightens up December’s streets with dazzling displays and creates a huge buzz right across Lyon’s delightfully different districts. It’s a long weekend of pure magic – and all of it free!
Millions of visitors both French and from abroad enjoy the friendly and joyful spirit of this unique event.
The Festival of Lights extends the traditional festival of the 8th December, when the residents of Lyon celebrate the Virgin Mary, whose statue stands on the Fourvière hill, overlooking the city. They put candle lamps on their window sills and balconies and wander the streets of the city.
Dont Miss the Light Parade which takes place on the Saturday of the event through the city featuring spectacular floats light up with amazing effects.
Gay Map of Lyon
Most of Lyon’s gay scene is found in Vieux Lyon, on the presqu’isle bounded by Le Rhone and La Saone,around Place des Terreaux and the lower slopes of the Croix-Rousse, and almost all gay points of interest are within an easy ten-minute walk of each other.
Video Of Lyon – Fete des Lumiers, Festival of Light.
Fête des Lumières
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