Well, for one weekend of the year, during the Fete des Lumieres, Lyon steps out of the shadows and shines. With close to 100 light installations & performances over the course of the weekend, there’s no way to see it all. Leaving you with a list of sights that you didn’t make it to, a requisite characteristic if you plan to compete with Paris.
The architecture is used as a backdrop for custom sized, animated, light projections set to music that pulsates through the streets. An appreciation for light design is inevitable and, again, coming away with a greater appreciation of the arts…how very Paris.
Behind the scenes, Lyon always entices with its’ passion for food & boutique-lined side streets. However, you add a weekend of fire, fireworks, aerial dancers, robots, magical installations AND an appreciation for cupcakes at breakfast, well there’s clearly only one winner. Hands down, Lyon. You got this one.