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The Festival of Lights, the city of Lyon in a new light


When the ancient capital of the Gauls takes on its most beautiful attire

Since 1852, the people of Lyon have included December 8 on their calendar, and nowadays, the Lyon Festival of Lights attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The former capital of the Gauls was dressed in light for four days, highlighting all the city's buildings. Reserving a hotel for the Festival of Lights remains the recommended solution to be able to visit all the sites concerned by the event, so numerous and scattered in the various districts of the city.Les illuminations des monuments emblématiques de la ville (Primatiale Saint Jean, Place Bellecour, Hôtel de Ville, Opéra, …) méritent à elles seules le détour, mais à l’occasion de la Fête des Lumières, c’est toute la cité qui s’anime. Des spectacles de rues sont organisés aux 4 coins de la cité, et les berges du Rhône et de la Saône prennent un air festif. Pendant ces 4 jours, la ville de Lyon prend un autre visage à la nuit tombée, et le spectacle est inoubliable, tant la richesse historique de la cité (Le quartier du Vieux-Lyon est inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO) est parfaitement mise en lumière par ces jeux de lumières.

The illuminations of the city's emblematic monuments (Primatiale Saint Jean, Place Bellecour, Hôtel de Ville, Opéra, etc.) alone deserve a detour, but on the occasion of the Festival of Lights, the whole city comes alive. Street shows are organised at the 4 corners of the city, and the banks of the Rhône and Saône rivers take on a festive air. During these 4 days, the city of Lyon takes another face at nightfall, and the spectacle is unforgettable, so much the historical richness of the city (The district of Old Lyon is registered with the world heritage of UNESCO) is perfectly highlighted by these lights.

A hotel close to the Festival of Lights to marvel at an unforgettable show

It’s in the south-west of the city of Lyon that the Hotel des Barolles welcomes you. This 3-star hotel is ideally located, since it allows you to reach in a few minutes the A7 motorway, which transports you as close as possible to the buildings concerned by the Festival of Lights. The concierge service of the Hotel des Barolles can even organize your taxi trips to enjoy the peace of mind.

The establishment, entirely renovated in 2015, welcomes you in a comfortable and cosy. Enjoy all the comfort and equipment you desire in each of the 59 rooms of this Best Western establishment: safe, television, mini-bar, broadband Internet connection,... ideal for a weekend in Lyon in early December, this hotel near the Festival of lights will also be perfect to host seminars and other business meetings. Three fully equipped meeting rooms are accessible in the heart of the Hotel des Barolles. And before enjoying the Lyon traffic jams and discovering the Gastronomy capital, the hotel's restaurant, O'Brasseurs, offers a varied menu for everyone.