After a month of existence, the Region of Lights show will end this Sunday.
So there is only one chance left to marvel at this free 20-minute illumination that is repeated between 6:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
As a reminder, five paintings honoring the origins of Lugdunum, the Vow of the Aldermen of 1643 or the birth of the Festival of Lights in 1852 are projected on the facade of the Basilica of Fourvière in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon.
“It can make people want to dig, come back to Fourvière or go to Lugdunum to see the archaeological side. We want to encourage people to take an interest in their history and the history of Lyon again”, explained Philippe Castaing, vice-president of the Fourvière Foundation.
Thousands of Lyonnais and visitors have already been able to enjoy the show on the forecourt of the basilica, which took place in parallel with the Festival of Lights. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the Fourvière Foundation are behind this project estimated at 1.6 million euros.
Is this really the last opportunity to see La Région des Lumières in Lyon? Maybe. Because the community acquired by Laurent Wauqui did not create this last capital of the Gauls but applied it for four years to various monuments of the territory. The Region of Lights will therefore illuminate other departments by the end of the mandate. Unless the popular success of Fourvière decides all the players to perpetuate the operation, on condition of finding the necessary patrons.