Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 help with Italy itinerary
  2. 2 3 Month Europe Itineray -- please critique :)
  3. 3 Ireland last minute recommendations
  4. 4 Frustrated about Smolensk
  5. 5 Italy - to return home from Naples or Rome?
  6. 6 Looking for a unique 3 days in Venice
  7. 7 Trip Report A few days in Naples - what a great city
  8. 8 5 countries in 5 weeks - family trip
  9. 9 Amalfi Help: Logistics and Planning
  10. 10 Itinerary Advice London and Paris with 2 Adults 2 Children (7 and 8.5)
  11. 11 A new species of Homo Sapien??
  12. 12 London Air Pollution Reaches Record Modern Highs...
  13. 13 Travel from Madrid to Barcelona with a Side Trip?
  14. 14 Semana Santa Other than Sevilla
  15. 15 A week in Verona - day trip suggestions?
  16. 16 Restaurant recommendations for lunch in Dijon?
  17. 17 madrid-san sebastian-barcelona
  18. 18 Mantova, Ravenna, Ferrara fall 2017?
  19. 19 Warsaw to Smolensk?
  20. 20 Review Final Iceland Itinerary Please
  21. 21 Need help completing my itinerary. So Much to see!
  22. 22 16-17 days in Western Europe
  23. 23 RV Camper Van in Scottish Highlands
  24. 24 Capri in July
  25. 25 Is there a Limit to time spent at Eiffel Tower
View next 25 » Back to the top

Surely someone has attended the Lyon Festival of Lights--advice please

Jump to last reply

I've become obsessed with the Lyon Fete des Lumieres, what appears to be an incredibly beautiful sound and light show of several days each year surrounding December 8. The public buildings in several of the city squares are lit up with a magical colored light show/story in commemoration of the city's connection to the Virgin Mary. See this explanation from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fete_des_Lumieres and this Youtube video of this year's festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W0EHLyQ8JU

I want to plan now to attend next year but I'd like to hear from someone who has actually been there about this spectacle. Do you need tickets? Are the crowds overwhelming making it actually better to see second hand rather than being there in person? I already know that hotel rooms go for a big premium at that time, but that is to be expected. I'd appreciate hearing any helpful hints someone who has attended this can provide. Thanks.

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement