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Fete des Lumieres Lyon

toute le centre ville, fetesdeslumieres.lyon.fr Lyon, France
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Ranked #11 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Elk Grove, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I went to a French friends house and we had wine and light candles on her windowsill. We then explored Lyon with everyone else in the entire city. It was crowded but everyone was in good spirits. We bought some hot wine off the street and watched in awe... More

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Lyon, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Fete des Lumieres is a staple of the Lyon calendar and each year they innovate with spectacular use of Lyon's landmarks to make the city light up with static and dynamic lightshows. It's beautiful. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are very busy nights and the organisers strictly control the metro entrances and exits to ensure flow, but it's a good... More

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Lyon, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It felt like the entire world had turned up for the festivities. Some of the attractions were incredibly fabulous with the use of current technology and creativity. Overall it was a fun night as many Restos were open late and there was a lot of food and drink stalls open along the way. It showed a different side of the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

December 8 is always the day where the city of Lyon have the Fetes des Lumieres. It is a must however it is OVERCROWDED.. If you are a bot claustrophobic you should go on the 7th of 9 th.. Each year is different and its getting more and more spectacular

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Brilliant. It was magic, all the candles burning in every single window all over town. It is the best day to make a night tour.

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Paris, France
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658 reviews 658 reviews
360 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have been hearing about this for years as something to see and maybe it is because of all that hype that I felt a little disappointed. That did not mean that this was not spectacular... it was amazing, but it was well overcrowded.. WELL overcrowded and at times there were just too many people to make the experience enjoyable... More

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Paris, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Really had a great time! All the city center stops at 6pm for this amazing festival. If you are not going to stay more than a night, I recommend the attractions of the Presqu'ile Circuit (starting at the beggining of the night at La Confluence and going by foot through rue Victor Hugo, Place Bellecour, Place des Terraux and Hotel... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Were told about this by our daughter, had never heard of it before. What an absolute gem. However it does get crowded but well worth the effort. We were lucky in that we were staying in the city centre, could be crazy if you weren't.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It was worthwhile visiting even though the crowds were simply tremendous. Congratulations to the Lyon Police and City for the excellent organisation.

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