Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

La Fête des Lumières à Lyon

Last Saturday we went to La Fête des Lumières in Lyon.
It's an amazing light festival that takes place over a few days every December. 

It was a cold cold cold clear night.
There were zillions of people.

Frozen fingers + crowds + darkness does not = great photos.
But I tried!

"Printemps" department store & bird lights in the trees

I loved the over-sized desk lamps.  And look at all those people!
Teepees on the banks of the Rhône River with the Hôtel Dieu in the background.
Lights from Fourviere Cathedral beaming out over the city.  Not a bad view to look at while sipping some vin chaud!
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A fellow blogger from this area of France
posted some (much better) photos over on Le Franco Phoney.

And here's a video of the festival preparations featured on the French news:

Now just add temperatures well below zero, 
a Starbucks' chai tea latte in the festive red cup 
& about six zillion other people... voila! 
It's almost like you were there with me!
(Minus the frostbite...)


  1. What lovely lights! I really like the bird lights and the lights from the cathedral.

  2. Oh your photos are lovely too! We stopped twice so I could get a hot chocolate, but my friends chose bars both times that did not serve hot drinks. It was far too cold for a cold drink!

  3. Your photos are great Em, you really are showcasing some beautiful French festive displays.


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