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The Festival of Lights, Visit Lyon in 3-star hotels

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3 days
Dive into the magic of the Festival of Lights in the heart of Lyon from 5 to 7 December 2015. The city lights up and becomes the land of amazing shadow games, light and sounds.
362 €
Price per person


Come to Lyon and enjoy a weekend out of the ordinary.  Lyon, “the ancient capital of the Gauls” lights up everywhere to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This festival is a custom deeply rooted in the life of the city and in the heart of Lyon.
Each December 8 residents illuminate the facades of their homes with candles, symbol of the festivities. The world-famous event attracts more and more tourists each year drawn in wonder at the sensational scenes. The sound and light shows and original creations are an opportunity to understand the heritage and the architecture of Lyon in a really unique context. You can also take the time to visit this beautiful city, its typical Christmas markets and taste the best cuisine in this gastronomic capital of France.

After confirming your reservation we will send you within 48 hours a confirmation email. You will find:

  • Our confirmation of the availability
  • Your VOUCHER (to print) to handover
  • Detailed information about your service
  • The confirmation of your payment.
  • Your credit card will be charged at confirmation of the availability of the service


All our tours offered on this route will be come with the following pass and guidance material:

The Lyon City Card which allows unlimited access to all public transport in the city, and free entrance to over 20 museums.

A city map and a map of the region surrounding Lyon.

A Road book that allows you to discover a maximum of Lyon and its region independently. A road book is a document that includes all the information in order to spend a carefree stay in France, including a detailed daily program with:

  • a detailed itinerary day by day with the distances, times and directions to visit each site
  • a selection of recommended visits in our programs that have been chosen for their historical, cultural or contemporary value. These are suggestions to help you optimise your stay.
  • the addresses of the restaurants we recommend: local specialties, Michelin starred restaurants, exceptional and hip places.
  • the addresses of good local specialty shops

Saturday, December 5, 2015: Festival of Lights
Arrive Lyon (morning)
Visit through the Halles Paul Bocuse. Walking through its paths, discover the specialty foods, wines  and local products that are the hallmark of Lyon.
Lunch at your leisure (we can book a restaurant: contact us).
Check into your hotel.

Go on a Panoramic Bus tour of the ancient capital of Gaul, visit the Fourvière hill and see how it dominates a Renaissance city, tour through the centuries of history across the old city listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Discover the basilica, one of the symbols of the city constructed in the late 19th century – built just near a Gallo-Roman theater. From this hill, the view over the Peninsula demonstrates how the contemporary era and historical era mix- giving it its beauty. At the bottom of the hill is the Renaissance town that stretches along the Saône: the old Lyon and its alleys and squares full of charm.

Dinner at your leisure (possibility to book a restaurant: contact us).

In the evening you'll enjoy a free time to enjoy the festivities of the Festival of Lights and discover real jewels of architecture revealed under dazzling lights.
Return to the hotel.

Sunday, December 6, 2015: Traboules - Silks Lyons - Pérouges
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the Croix Rousse district silk workers and the famous traboules: stroll (or rather "traboulez") and discover the daily life of the silk workers of Lyon.  Head up to the Boulevard de la Croix Rousse, taking the traboules, these famous narrow passages, loaded with secrets and memories, which lead down the whole hill passing through buildings. These "paths" will tell the story of the silk weavers in the 19th century. Possiblity to visit a silk workshop where professionals show you the technique of screen printing.
This is an opportunity to see a demonstration of hand painted on crushed velvet.
Why not lunch in a ‘bouchon’ (typical restaurant from Lyon) - (possibility to book a restaurant: contact us).
Drive to the town of Perouges, ranked among "the most beautiful villages in France". Visit the fortified city on a promontory of the Dombes plateau.

If you do not have a car, we can arrange transport with a driver and a private vehicle (contact us).
Dinner at your leisure (possibility to book a restaurant: contact us).

In the evening you'll enjoy a free time to enjoy the festivities of the Festival of Lights and discover real jewels of architecture revealed under dazzling lights.
Return to the hotel.

Monday, December 7: The Wine Route Beaujolais
Come and explore the little Beaujolais villages and vineyards, and take time to enjoy their vintage wines. If you do not have a car, we can arrange transport with a driver and a private vehicle (contact us).
The southern Beaujolais is a lively and luminous land remarkable for its yellow ocher stone built villages. These stones play with the glare of the sun and are why the area is known as the land of golden stones. This stone provides a range of warm colors and adds charm to this part of the Beaujolais known as "Little Tuscany".
A visit to the cellar of a wine cellar is planned - which has the particularity at 108m in length to be the longest Beaujolais cellar.
Stop on the summit of Mont Brouilly to contemplate the whole Beaujolais and Saone Valley.
Lunch at a vineyard to taste the regional cuisine (possibility to book a restaurant: contact us).
Head along the Wine Route along the crests to the village of Oingt.
Visit the Village of Oingt, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Perched above the vineyards of Beaujolais, Oingt is one of the jewels of the Land of golden stones.  Since its medieval beginnings, the city has retained the old chapel of the castle, the fortified gate of Nizy, a dungeon and a tower from which you can enjoy an exceptional view over the Azergues Valley. At the heart of the village, the houses with yellow ocher facades welcome artists and craftsmen.

Return to your starting point.
End of our services in the late afternoon.


Hôtel Axotel Lyon Perrache 3*
Hôtel Axotel Lyon Perrache is located on Lyon’s Presqu’île, 600 metres from Perrache TGV and Metro station. It has a gastronomic restaurant, a picturesque shaded terrace and a flowered garden.
Each of the guest rooms at the Hôtel Axotel Lyon Perrache have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
A buffet breakfast is served every day. Guests can enjoy billiards or relax with a drink during the evenings in the hotel bar or on the terrace.
Set in the heart of the city, the hotel is 800 metres from Place Carnot and the E15/A6 motorway. Vieux Lyon and Lyon Cathedral are 2.5 km away. The tramway stop Suchet is 200 metres from the property.
Twin room with breakfast.

Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

If you need services, thank you for contacting us : info@objectiffrance.com

Other :
To participate in this trip you simply present your voucher to the service provider on site.

Possible options: Contact us by sending a message to the following address info@objectiffrance.com

  • A guide in your language to guide you for 3 days : please contact us for details and pricing
  • 1 meal in a typical restaurant from Lyon in the heart of the city: contact us
  • Transport from your departure city to Lyon: contact us
  • Opportunity to choose a more upscale hotel or B + B: contact us
  • A dinner cruise on the Saône river: contact us
  • Cellar tour and wine tasting in a Castle in Beaujolais: contact us
  • Transfer airport - hotel or train station – hotel : contact us

Options on other hotels:
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Lyon Sud 3*
Supplementary charge of 30 € per night
Located 10 minutes' drive from Lyon city centre and Gerland Football Stadium, Lyon Sud offers free and secure private parking, free Wi-Fi throughout, and free shuttles to the nearest restaurants.
Each guest room at the Lyon Sud has a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The hotel also offers rooms equipped with facilities for guests with reduced mobility.
A buffet breakfast is served daily and it is prepared with local products. Snacks are also available throughout the day.
Lyon Sud provides an airport shuttle service to and from Saint Exupéry Airport, with an extra cost. The hotel is a 2-minute drive from the A7 and A450 motorways, and the Lyon Sud Hospital is just 400 metres away. There is a covered smoking area, which is also heated during winter.
Double Room plus breakfast

Inter-Hotel Eclipse Lyon-Décines 3*
Supplementary charge of 60 € per night
Ideally situated just 20 minutes from the historical centre of Lyon and the Eurexpo, the Inter-Hotel Eclipse Lyon-Décines offers high-quality comfort in a calm and comfortable atmosphere.
It features modern guestrooms designed to be relaxing living spaces. All guestrooms are equipped with Canal+ satellite television and free Wi-Fi internet access.
Offering a wide variety of regional and traditional dishes, the hotel's restaurant, Eclipse Lyon-Décines, will undoubtedly charm your taste buds. There is also a bar, where you can relax or play billiards. A buffet breakfast is served every morning.
Guests will also appreciate the private outdoor car park and underground garage accessible via the lift, the close proximity to the Eurexpo exhibition centre and the easy access to the motorway. It is ideal for a stopover or a short stay in the area.
Twin room with breakfast.

Campanile Lyon Ouest Tassin 3*
Supplementary charge of 100 € per night
Campanile Lyon Tassin benefits from a privileged location ideal for an overnight stay or from which you can discover the city of Lyon.
The hotel’s reception is open 24 hours a day and the receptionists are available night and day to help you make the most offer your stay.
Campanile Lyon Tassin features 107 air-conditioned and non-smoking rooms including 2 rooms with disability access. 3 Chinese TV channels are available in all rooms.
There is a restaurant on site. The hotel also offers a meeting room, terrace, express check-in and free parking is available on site.
Superior Twin Room with breakfast

Citadines Lyon Presqu'Ile 3*
With supplement of 230 € per night
Citadines Apart'hotel Lyon Presqu'île is located in the centre of Lyon, between the Rhône and Saône Rivers in the heart of the Presqu'île district. It offers fully-equipped studios and apartments with free WiFi access.
Each apartment and studio at the Citadines Lyon Presqu'île has a seating area with satellite TV. The apartments also offer a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, dishwasher and toaster. Linen and towels are provided.
A buffet breakfast is served daily in the aparthotel’s breakfast room.
The reception desk is open 24 hours a day. The aparthotel has a laundrette on site and offers a dry-cleaning service for an additional cost.
Citadines Apart'hotel Lyon Presqu'ile is located 450 metres from the Cordeliers Bourse Metro Station. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vieux Lyon is a 5-minute walk away and The Musée des Beaux Arts is 800 metres from the hotel.
Double room in Studio with breakfast


The Festival of Lights, Visit Lyon in 4-star hotels
Mercure Lyon Charbonnières 4*
Supplementary charge of 92 € per night
The Mercure Lyon Charbonnieres is located in a leafy park, 8 km from the centre of Lyon and a 5-minute drive from Lyon Vert Casino and the A89 motorway.
The rooms at Mercure Lyon Charbonnieres present bright and spacious spaces fitted with modern facilities.
The air-conditioned restaurant, Cap Ouest, offers a contemporary setting and a terrace facing the Monts du Lyonnais. It serves seasonal French cuisine.
Standard Twin room with breakfast

Novotel Lyon Bron Eurexpo 4*
Supplementary charge of 153 € par nuit
Novotel Lyon Bron Eurexpo is located 3 km from the centre of Bron and the A43 motorway. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a terrace with a bar, and a fitness room. Free WiFi is available in public areas.
The air-conditioned rooms at Bron Eurexpo feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathrooms have a bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. The Novotel Café serves contemporary French cuisine throughout the day, and meals can be enjoyed in the dining area or on the terrace by the swimming pool, weather permitting.
This hotel is 20 minutes' drive from Saint-Exupéry Airport and 10 km from Lyon Part-Dieu Train Station. Free private parking is available on site.
Superior room with 1 double bed and 1 fold out bed and Breakfast

Novotel Lyon Gerland 4*
Supplement of 225 € per night
This 4-star hotel is located in Lyon, on the banks of Rhône River, 50 metres from the Halle Tony Garnier concert venue and 400 metres from The Musée des Confluences. It offers an outdoor pool with terrace, fitness room, free WiFi and meeting facilities.
The air-conditioned guestrooms at the Novotel Lyon Gerland have a modern décor and feature a flat-screen TV with free Canal+ and beIN Sport channels, a safe and a minibar. All rooms have facilities for making tea and coffee while the suites also have a Nespresso coffee machine. A courtesy tray and free bottle of water are also included.
The Novotel Café provides a daily buffet breakfast in its dining area, or a continental breakfast in guests’ rooms. The hotel restaurant serves a range of French dishes and guests can also enjoy a variety of snacks at the bar.
Halle Tony Garnier Tram Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel providing direct access to Lyon Part-Dieu train station and Perrache train and metro station. Old Lyon is 4.5 km from the hotel and the Gerland Stadium is 1.5 km away. The hotel is a 5-minute drive to A7 highway. A secured and covered private parking is available on site, at an extra cost.
Superior Room with 1 double bed and 1 single folding couch with breakfast

Hôtel Grand Des Terreaux 4*
Supplementary charge of 333 € per night
This hotel is located on Lyon’s Presqu’île and offers an indoor swimming pool and rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Set in a 19th century building in historical center of Lyon, between the Rhône and the Saône rivers, this hotel is 350 metres from Hôtel de Ville Metro Station and is located 200 metres from Place des Terreaux.
All rooms are individually decorated. They are serviced by a lift and include a unique decoration and a private bathroom with a shower or a bathtub.
The hotel serves a buffet breakfast, which guests can enjoy in the dining room, or in their room upon request. The Grand Hôtel des Terreaux also has a bar where guests can relax with a drink in the evening.
The hotel reception desk is open 24 hours a day and free newspapers are available in the lobby area. A wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés is found next to the hotel.
Old Lyon is just 500 metres from the hotel and Lyon Cathedral is 900 metres away. The hotel is 450 metres from Opéra Nouvel and 40 km from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport.
Double Standard Room with Breakfast


The Festival of Lights, Visit Lyon in 5-star hotels
Hotel Le Royal Lyon - Mgallery Collection 5*
With supplement of 560 € per night
Overlooking the Place Bellecour in the centre of Lyon, Hôtel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery Collection is just a 10-minute walk from Lyon's Old Town. The hotel offers a lounge bar and free WiFi is available throughout.
The air-conditioned guest rooms and suites Hôtel Le Royal Lyon feature a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar for an additional charge. The private bathrooms have a bath or shower, bathrobes, a hairdryer and slippers.
The hotel's restaurant 'l'Institut' serves food prepared by chefs from the well-known Paul Bocuse Institute.
Situated next to Bellecour Metro station, Hôtel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery Collection is a 15-minute walk from the Musee des Beaux-Arts and the Saint-Jean Cathedral. The La Part-Dieu Train Station is 4 km away. Private parking is available for an additional charge.
Twin room with breakfast

If you need other services, please contact us : info@objectiffrance.com

To participate to this service, you simply have to present your voucher to the service provider on site

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Our team is ready to answer any of your questions. By e-mail info@objectiffrance.com or phone at 00 33 (0) 9 66 96 13 19

Have a great trip – bon voyage


Price based on minimum of 2 people

Our price includes:

  • 2 nights in double/twin hotel 3* rooms
  • Breakfasts
  •  1 City Pass to allow you to move freely in Lyon and visit to the principal tourist sites
  • 1 roadbook full of advice and suggestions for visits to allow you to fully optimise your trip to Lyon and the Festival of Light
  • 1 map of Lyon, 1 regional map

Our price does not include:

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other optional expenses
  • The city tax (must be paid directly to the hotel)
  • All that is not mentioned by ‘our price includes’

Cancellation conditions:             
Cancellation fees will apply as follows:
More than 7 days before the arrival date - 50 % charge
Less than 7 days before the arrival date and in case of No Show: 100 % charge

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