Lyon Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières) 2018

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When: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Sunday, December 9, 2018
Ffete des Lumieres Lyon - Photo by: www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr
Ffete des Lumieres Lyon
Photo by: www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr

Once a year, for four nights, the Festival of Lights is held in Lyon. The glowing event is celebrated in honor of Virgin Mary. 

Thousands candles are alighted all over the Old City, wonderful music and street parades turn the old quarter to a places flooded with light, beauty and sound.

The beauty of the region increases on the holiday’s evening. The city’s residents decorate the windows of their houses and light candles and lampions on the windows sills.

At night, the street lights are put out and the only light comes from the candles. Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time. 

This atmosphere takes the participants to a common experience: back to the 19th century, to 1852, when the huge statue of Virgin Mary (that still stands up) was inaugurated.

The festival that started as a one day religious event was enlarged to four days. On the extra days lot of culture events and concerts takes place.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Contact details:
Lyon Tourist Office 19 Place Bellecour, Lyon Phone: +33 (0) 4 72 77 69 69 Fax: +33 (0) 4 78 42 04 32

Country Information

Capital:
Paris
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+33
Time Zone:
UTC+1 (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish).
Location:
Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
The Paris Tourist Office's Main Welcome Center at Pyramides:
25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris Metro: Pyramides (line 7 or 14)
Climate:
Generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mist
France background and overview
Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
4
Longitude:
4.85°
Latitude:
45.75°

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