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3 hour cruise and dining experience during the Festival of Lights in Lyon

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Embark on board the Hermes at 8:30pm admire the festival of lights all the while savouring a special menu prepared for this festive occasion. The Festival of Light is a dynamic and creative festival that offers a world renowned sound and light show and original creations. This cruise allows an opportunity to understand the heritage and the architecture of Lyon in a really unique context.
131 €
Price per person


Onboard the Hermes, you'll be in on the secret of the city of lights, the cuisine is meticulously presented, the service is attentive and discreet ... This is a cultural experience of exception and very that is unique and must be experienced for the Festival of Lights.

You can do it the following dates:
The 6th of December 2015 from 20h30
The 8th of December 2015 from 20H30

The highlights

  • The cruise lasts for 3 hours
  • The authentic gastronomic cuisine (three course meal) is cooked on-board
  • Unparalleled panoramic views of Lyon' Illuminations only metres from the sides of the boat

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


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.  The festival broadcasts Lyon’s heritage and creates an immense buzz throughout the city.  
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 Festival is spread over 4 days of pure magic. The city definitely lives up to its title as the city of lights and will not disappoint.
The Festival is innovative, intriguing and startling, and best of all free of charge.
The programme promises four nights of enchantment, each night brings a different theme, color scheme and vibe. Designers from all over the world partake in the wonderful event. Video, Music and Sound effects are used to accompany the vibrant images dotted around the city.
The exceptional spectacle showcases the city at its best and incorporates buildings, rivers and parks into the show. This enables tourists and locals alike to experience many different routes and areas throughout Lyon over the 4 day event.  The best spectacle is located in the city centre along the sides of the Rhone and Saone rivers.
If you are still not convinced, what better to do then to experience the mayhem yourself, with a dinner and cruise along the city’s river system?

Examples of menu :
The Authentic Menu
Homemade chicken liver terrine, « financière » sauce
Crisp goats cheese with honey young shoots and fresh herbs
Cream of vegetable soup with seasonal produce

Authentic quenelle made with pike « à la cuillère » from the “house of Bonnard”, « Nantua » sauce
Breast of farm chicken from the Dombes region with vegetables

Cream cheese
Half ripened Saint Marcellin

Vanilla and raspberry vacherin
Tarte tatin and caramel sauce
Chocolate royal dome
Chef’s dessert

Other :

Boarding time from 8:00 pm
Departure 8:30 pm > diner served on board
Return around 11:00 pm

Departure and arrival at 16, Quay Claude Bernard – Lyon 7th Arrondisement, left bank of the Rhône River, close to the University Bridge

Bus line 35 > Stop “Rue de l’Université”

Tramway: Line T1 > Stop “Quai Claude Bernard”
Vélo’V station nearby

Nearest car parks:
Lyon Parc Auto Berthelot
Lyon Parc Auto Fosse aux ours

The cruise itinerary is subject to change without notice due to hydrometric or safety reasons.

Languages spoken: French, English …..

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

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

Commitments Objectif France
Our team is here to make your holiday a success and meet all your expectations. Every detail is important in the organization and undertaking of your stay. Objectif France will accompany you in the process of organizing your trip in France.

Anything else we can help you with?
Remember that Objectif France is an incoming tour operator who creates discovery trips in France and across Western Europe.
Our team is at your disposal if you need help organizing your trip:

  • Car rental or private transfers
  • Accommodation Reservation: hotels, B & B, boutique hotels and anything unusual
  • Guide and interpreter services
  • Booking of restaurants that require reservations in advance (Michelin starred restaurants etc ...)
  • Booking tours which require reservations in advance
  • Etc...

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


Our price includes:

  • Cruise
  • Authentic, tasty cuisine cooked on-board
  • Unparalleled panoramic views of Paris' Illuminations

Our price does not include:

  • All that is not mentioned by ‘our price includes’

Option :
Possibility to do a lunch time -cruise from 12am to 3h30 pm for less expensive, the 5th and 7th of December. Please contact us if you are interested.

Cancellation conditions:    
Cancellation fees will apply as follows:
100 % charge

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