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“Spectacular light shows, but prepare for the crowds” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fete des Lumieres Lyon

Fete des Lumieres Lyon
toute le centre ville, fetesdeslumieres.lyon.fr Lyon, France
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Ranked #11 of 82 Activities in Lyon
Type: Amusement
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Lyon, France
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“Spectacular light shows, but prepare for the crowds”
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 time to walk as much as possible if not too cold. Be prepared to hold onto your friends and family to not get lost. But enjoy it and don't try to do too much in one night.

Visited December 2013
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“Hmmmm”
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 city of Lyon with the bright lights that adorned the streets transforming it into an energetic and vibrant city

Visited November 2013
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“Wonderful lights - OVERCROWDED”
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

Visited December 2013
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“Love it”
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.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing lights, but...”
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 and it is like the hotels and restaurants take advantage of this as you will find yourself paying a premium for anything during this weekend. Do what we did and find someone renting out their apartment and it will make at least the accommodation costs more palatable.

Visited December 2013
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