We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

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

Fete des Lumieres Lyon
Ranked #7 of 49 Fun & Games in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spectacular light shows, but prepare for the crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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
Helpful?
2 Thank jtwandering
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

499 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    314
    106
    50
    14
    15
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Hmmmm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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
Helpful?
1 Thank Chrysalisworld
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful lights - OVERCROWDED”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 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
Helpful?
1 Thank Isabelle V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 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
Helpful?
Thank Daniel G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paris, France
Level Contributor
940 reviews
487 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
“Amazing lights, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 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
Helpful?
1 Thank HiddenCaviar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fete des Lumieres Lyon also viewed

 

Been to Fete des Lumieres Lyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing