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The Festival of Lights (French: Fête des lumières) in Lyon, France expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus on December 8 of each year. This uniquely Lyonnaise tradition dictates that every house place candles along the outsides of all the windows to produce a spectacular effect throughout the streets. With over 4 million tourists coming to Lyon for this event, the festival includes other activities based on light and usually lasts 4 days, with the peak of activity occurring on the 8th. The two main focal points of activity are typically the Basilica of Fourvière which is lit up in different colours, and the Place des Terreaux, which hosts a different light show each year

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Comments (11)

Sanjay Poudyal on December 18, 2012

WELL CAPTURE LIKE -Namaste from Nepal

Olivier Mercier on December 19, 2012

Très belle image bien cadrée, j' aime !

Nurcan Yahşi(azimli) on December 28, 2012

Hello ; ♥ MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 ♥ Best wishes azimli.L.

Wonderful shot! Like!

Francois PITROU_NO V… on January 20, 2013

Très sympa Jean-Yves cette prise de poissons gonflables lors de la fête des Lumières et avec cette belle lumière et ce cadrage 16X9.

Aussi je Vote pour cet endroit inabituel et LIKE 5;-)

Toutes mes photos en une page web

Salutations d’AMIENS, François

Dušan Railfan on February 5, 2013


vladanscekic on February 24, 2013

Beautiful photo!


Nenad Obradovic on September 21, 2013

Beautiful picture L+F

V1NCE on November 3, 2013

Beautiful image, like.

Best regards, Vince

jvsphoto on December 23, 2013

Great lightshow, Jean-Yves. Wishing you a great Christmastime and all the best for 2014. Salutations, Jos.

Arpad Dudas on December 24, 2013


Merry Christmas and Happy new year :-)

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Photo taken in Perrache - Charlemagne, Lyon, France

This photo was taken indoors

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    by Jean-Yves PARET