A weekend in Lyon on the occasion of the Festival of Lights

A weekend in Lyon on the occasion of the Festival of Lights

In Lyon, it is since 1852 that the lights on the windowsills illuminate the whole city in honor of the statue of the Virgin Mary! With all the activities on offer around December 8, this festival has become more and more touristy, attracting more than 3 million visitors. The Fête des Lumières is the most popular event in the Lyon metropolitan area. From December 8 to 11, don't miss it!

Period decor and traditional cuisine reinvented

Restaurant La Mère Brazier - M. Devals Lyon is also a great capital of gastronomy. Many gourmet restaurants with stars will open their doors to thrill your taste buds. Between traditional Lyonnaise cuisine and flavors from elsewhere, everyone will concoct subtle and creative dishes. At the restaurant "La Mère Brazier", the decor is authentic. This is the story of the establishment founded in 1921 by a young gourmet woman, which you read in earthenware, parquet floors, period picture windows. The current chef, Mathieu Viannay, will introduce you to the great classics of Lyon cuisine, skillfully brought up to date, with all of his creative inspiration.

Decorative design and contemporary cuisine with local flavors

Restaurant Têtedoie - Studio Erick Saillet In Old Lyon, in place of the old hospital rue de l'Antiquaille, a very modern building was born in 2010 welcoming the new gourmet restaurant of star chef Christian Têtedoie. You will have a breathtaking view of Lyon and its lights thanks to the bay windows of this restaurant with ultra contemporary design. It is in an amazing setting that you will taste a modern and subtle cuisine with local flavors.

Strolling through the districts of Lyon

Muriel Chaulet Make way for the Festival of Lights! You will be able to wander around the city, each district, each square will have been illuminated in a different way, offering a new landscape, a new perspective, a new light table, sometimes discreet, sometimes colorful, at each street corner…

Iconic Lyon sites in the spotlight

Muriel Chaulet It will also be an opportunity for you to discover monuments and emblematic districts of the city of Lyon, Old Lyon and the Saint Jean district, Place des Terreaux, the peninsula, the opera house ... and of course the imposing Fourvière basilica illuminated with a thousand lights.

Festival of Lights

Fabrice Dimier There will certainly be too many people to wander completely at your ease in the streets of the metropolis, but you will attend a luminous spectacle which is worth the detour!