Get ready for the Festival of Lights in Lyon in 2014. For every booking from 5th to December 10th, the rooms of Grand Hotel de la Paix*** will only be available on our hotel official website!
The Festival of Lights in Lyon, an enchanting walk
The Festival of Lights in Lyon is an iconic event that will light up the whole capital of the Gaules from December 5th to December 8th 2014. Do not miss this great moment if you are staying at the Grand Hôtel de la Paix***.
The origins of the Festival of Lights in Lyon
The Festival of Lights in Lyon has a traditional origin that comes from the Virgin Marie devotion. Since 1643, the citizens have been celebrating the Virgin, remembering the plague that devastated their city. There is a probable confusion between the Festival of Lights, every December 8th and the consecration of the Virgin, every September 8th. The Virgin Statue that overlooks the city from one of the tours of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, has effectively been installed on September 8th. Nevertheless, the bad weather conditions stopped the Church festivities. The celebration has been postponed on December 8th and that was the day Lyon showed lights all over the city. Since then, December 8th has been an occasion for the citizens to embellish their windows. In 1999, this celebration became the “Festival of Lights”, and it lasts now 4 consecutive days.
Come and live magical moments at the Festival of Lights in Lyon
Festival of Lights is another beautiful story that takes part to the international reputation of Lyon, a city that is also known for its gastronomy.
Do not miss this new edition, from December 5th to 8th 2014, during your next stay at the Grand Hôtel de la Paix***. Our elegant hotel is located on the peninsula, allowing you to get to the main spots of the festival of lights in few minutes: Bellecour, Parc de la Tête d’Or, Place de la Bourse, Part-Dieu…
Book your room now on our official website, and get an exceptional rate from 158€*/nights, that you will not find anywhere else!
*Non cancellable, non refundable offer, only available on our official website.