Do you know which is the best festival in France?

 

Well, let me tell you this. The best festival in France is the very famous Fete des Lumières in Lyon. Really! And let me tell you now why I think so…

City of Lights, view from Fourvière, Lyon 5
City of Lights, view from Fourvière, Lyon 5

I have been taking part in the Festival of Lights for the past 4 years now. Each year is different but the same beautiful, amazing, surprising and worth going. What am I saying here! It is really an event you should see! Each year, Fête des Lumières brought me so many good emotions, great time, unmissable views.  Each year, I gained new experience and learned my lessons on how to enjoy the show fully and avoid unpleasant surprises. I have already written about my previous experience with Festival of Lights here and I shared few tips. Now, I want to present you Fête des Lumières 2017 in a short great pictures summary. Because even if I love talking sometimes it’s worth to be quiet and just enjoy the silence with the beautiful pictures. So here you are the amazing photos which were taken by Instagrammer: instant_shots_   the photographer amateur who like me loves Lyon. And he took such great photos of the Festival of Lights, which I want to show you so you can understand why it is worth coming!

Visit Lyon because it is worth it!
Visit Lyon because it is worth it!

And now, my little feedback for the Festival of Lights in Lyon 2017. There were 4 days – I did 3! Again, everything was beautiful, amazing, the city was prepared, very well organized (so we knew where to go, were to go out etc) and so secured (I felt even too safe!) and it was cold and a bit rainy (but well it’s winter after all). My favorite animations at the Fete des Lumières 2017 were:

Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre - first time opened during the festival and what emotions it revealed! I loved it!
Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre – first time opened during the festival and what emotions it revealed! I loved it!

The view of Lyon from the Fourviere Hill - magnificent panorama showing that Lyon is a real City of Lights.

The view of Lyon from the Fourviere Hill – magnificent panorama showing that Lyon is a real City of Lights.

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Bellecour Garden of Flowers. I don't need to mention I love flowers especially Lilly of the Valley and butterflies and they all were there shining, glittering around us.
Bellecour Garden of Flowers. I don’t need to mention I love flowers especially Lilly of the Valley and butterflies and they all were there shining, glittering around us.
I was impressed by the Theatre of Guignol. Because this is such a symbol of Lyon and I always wanted to see real puppets show. It's still on my list, for now, I am satisfied with the Festival of Lights show and it was that good!
I was impressed by the Theatre of Guignol. Because this is such a symbol of Lyon and I always wanted to see real puppets show. It’s still on my list, for now, I am satisfied with the Festival of Lights show and it was that good!

There were many more animations I liked very much but I cannot describe them all. Have a look at the slideshow below, discover the best photos of Fete des Lumieres and maybe you find your favorite?

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There were few things I missed as it’s impossible to see all.  Well, it is possible but if you do too much you can spoil everything. And of course, I got some bad experience during Fete des Lumières. I was a bit disappointed with the Big Wheel at the Bellecour not working and the lack of animations in the Parc de la Tête d’Or. But of course, this didn’t destroy my appreciation for Lyon best show.Aga at the Festival of Lights

And YOU? Did you have a chance to take part in Fête de Lumière in Lyon? Do you also think it’s the best show in France? What did you like the most?

And lastly, if you haven’t been there so far, book yourself in for the next Festival of Lights, come to Lyon and have the best time ever. It’s worth it! (just my little recommendation here)

 

 

jadorelyon

I am a Polish girl who felt in love with Lyon from the first sight! Jadorelyon is my way of exploring France, the French way of life, their cuisine, sharing the experience from visiting beautiful places in France. Jadorelyon is my new way of adding some Polish influence into French lives and watching on how they like it...

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