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Lyon’s Fête des Lumières Dec. 6-9

December 5th, 2012 No comments

Lyon Fourviere Lumieres


The annual famous light festival in Lyon, France, Fête des Lumières, takes place this December 6th thru December 9th, 2012.

It is really a FANTASTIC show. The amazing aspect of the spectacle itself varies according to year, but you won’t regret going. You may only regret the crowds. I’ve been the past 5 festivals and the population of Lyon doubles to almost 4 million during the long weekend.

You can find out more on their Facebook page and the official site. The site is also available in English. The site has useful information on different shows around the city and times.

Travel info
-You’ll want to check out the TCL Lyon public transport system website for travel updates.

-The regional train system, TER Rhone-Alpes, has information on train schedules as well.

-If you’re taking a TGV via SNCF, check out the SNCF website “Gares en Mouvement” to see about train arrivals and departures. They also have tips for visits to Lyon.

-If you’re flying in, the Aeroports de Lyon website has information.

-Hotels are usually booked this weekend months in advance. Check out classifieds or apartment sharing websites at this point.

It’s truly a wonderful festival, and I love the city of Lyon. Check out my post from last year.

Bonne visite !

October Art Show in Isère on Tahiti and Rhone-Alps landscapes starts Oct. 16

October 14th, 2010 1 comment

Art show featuring landscapes of Tahiti and the Dauphiné region Oct 16-31 in Isère between Grenoble and Lyon

There will be a well-known painter and artist with over 30 years of experience presiding over an art show of his landscapes of Tahiti and also the Dauphiné (part of Rhône-Alpes region of France including Grenoble). He has sold artwork in America and Europe and is one of the most known and respected artists not only in Rhône-Alpes but also in France.

It is taking place in the town of Dolomieu, Isère (midway between Grenoble, Chambéry and Lyon, near La Tour du Pin TER train station).

The opening day ‘vernissage’ will be this Saturday Oct. 16. The dates and times are below. If you are interested in coming, please contact me at and I can give you driving directions, info on trains, etc. I will be there this Saturday Oct. 16.

Place: Dolomieu, Isère

Dates: Sat Oct 16, Sun Oct. 17; Sat Oct 23, Sun Oct. 24; Sat Oct. 30, Sun Oct. 31

Hours: 10am-12pm, 2pm-7pm (10h-12h, 14h-19h)

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