The festival of lights, from 6 to 9 December, is the ideal excuse to discover the capital of Gaul for a weekend.
"It's the mother of all holidays, the reference," says Jean-François Zurawik, the general coordinator of the event. And for good reason, the annual ritual takes its most beautiful lights and plunges the millions of visitors from all over the world into the heart of a dreamlike world, colorful and emotional. The city is then transfigured by an electric shock that travels over 40 sites during four intense days. From the Place Bellecour to the Parc de la Tete d'Or, spectacular stagings and luminous projections enhance the architecture and monuments of Lyon. Jean-François Zurawik, conductor of the festivities, entrusts us exclusively his enlightened addresses away from the crowds.
The Maison Nô Boutique Hotel
"Located in a former bank dating back to 1881, this 4-star hotel in the historic center has the advantage of offering a nice view of the Notre-Dame de Fourviere basilica, from which you can enjoy the roof top. the best value for money in the city with 45 discrete luxury rooms, the boutique next to the hotel will showcase regional products and showcase the creations of local artists and designers. "
Rooms from 121 €. 11 rue du Bat d'Argent, 04-81-13-21-90 and www.maisonno.com
Monsieur P restaurant
"An intimate dining room with antique tables reveals a country-style decor.The setting is ideal for enjoying a traditional menu enhanced by Mediterranean flavors that regenerate Lyon's heritage.I think of the excellent monkfish served with Kalamata olives cream and The wine list, with more than 200 references, gives pride of place to the Rhône Valley, but also to nuggets from Savoie or the Loire Valley ".
14 rue Royale, 04-82-31-87-63 and www.monsieurp.fr
La Commune, a culinary springboard
"This is a new and inter-generational place arranged as a village square: arranged in a circle, 16 stalls house 16 chefs who embark on their first entrepreneurial adventure.After choosing their restaurant, we can sit in the center of the Inaugurated six months ago, this old carpentry has also set up an eclectic cultural program: exhibitions, concerts, flea markets and a workshop around the vegetable garden. "
3, rue du Pré-Gaudry and www.lacommune.co
The gallery "The lamppost"
"I'm a fan of photography, and the two-storey exhibitions are still relevant here. Honor to the editors! presents the portraits of William Klein and the urban and colorful landscapes of Géraldine Lay, a contemporary artist exhibited at Paris-Photo and the Rencontres International de la Photographie in Arles, among others. "
38, rue Burdeau, 04-72-00-06-72 and www.galerielereverbere.com
The museum of confluences
"The exhibitions tell the story of humanity in an immersive way: in four black rooms, the masterful lighting reveals objects and works.In addition to these clashes with inventive scenography, I can not help but discuss the point The view that we have here is crazy nature and mountain.The museum, almost entirely glazed, is located where the Saone joins the Rhone.
Day ticket at 9 € and night 5,40 €. 86 quai Perrache, 04-28-38-12-12 and www.museedesconfluences.fr
The Village of Creators
"This regional label is a veritable nursery of emerging talents in the fashion, decoration and design sectors, and has seen more than 80 creators in eighteen years, some of whom have an international career today. 'I discovered Harold Mottin who set up the Valôme brand, durable and local leather goods of excellent quality.'
Passage Thiaffait – 19 rue René Leynaud, 04-78-27-37-21 and www.villagedescreateurs.com
Lyon by the traboules
"There are more than 300 medieval secret passages in the city with incredible staircases and private courtyards, and connoisseurs use them as shortcuts, in the manner of the silk makers of the day." The Tourist Office offers daily tours , the opportunity to learn a little more about the history of the city My favorite traboules are those of the Croix-Rousse above the district of Subsistances.
Tourist Office, Place Bellecour, 04-72-77-69-69 and www.visiterlyon.com
December 6 to 9, 2018.