Lyon (69 Rhône, ARA) hosts a special annual celebration with its Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières) which runs from 5 – 8 December 2019. This is no mere “decoration” with festive lighting, but over 80 locations are skilfully and artistically illuminated at night to great effect, providing new vistas to astonish and delight!! The Festival of Lights is thought to be largest visual arts festival in the world!
For more info see www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr/
view a video of the Lyon lights www.euronews.com
Meanwhile Lyon’s Christmas Market on Place Carnot is one of the largest in France, and being Lyon there will be plenty of stalls featuring fine foods! 1-31 December 2019 (see Lyon Tourist Office)
A Hotel in Lyon close to the Basilica de Notre Dame and the Funicular railway, housed in a former 19th Century convent with an outdoor pool and in an elevated position above the city; Hotel Fourvière
For more info and to check availabilty at this Lyon hotel see Hotel Fourvière