1.8 million visitors from around the world

This year, some 1.8 million visitors came from around the world to discover (or rediscover) the city of Lyon transformed with illuminations over the course of four evenings of celebrations.

For the occasion, GL events Audiovisual provided its expertise and skills for several artistic projects in different venues around the city.

With the “Genius Scala” project, Guerric Péré, Jean-Claude Durual and Aurélie le Gougouec (from the Lyon-based landscaping company ILEX) plunged the spectators into the world of cinema. The GL events Audiovisual team provided the lighting equipment and rigging expertise (3D modelling) to install the show and managed the sound system to produce an immersion effect.

The renowned Gala evening of the Fêtes des Lumières Partners Club welcomed almost 630 guests. An intricate lighting system was put in place to produce a visual show in the lounges and in the main staircase of the Lyon Town Hall.


© Thierry Perre - Club des Partenaires de la Fête des Lumières - Fête des Lumières de Lyon 2017




© Thierry Perre / Fête des Lumières de Lyon 2017


After several weeks of studies and tests,GL events Audiovisual was proud to provide support services to the City’s Public Lighting team for “METEOR”: a large-scale project involving sound, lighting and video, designed by the artist Jérôme DONNA, extending across 400 linear meters at the municipal Swimming Pool located on the Rhône river.

GL events Audiovisual also contributed to the lighting in the small Fourvière theatre (the “Odéon” theatre) for the Luminions du Cœur (Lanterns of the heart) show.

GL events Audiovisual demonstrated its professionalism and creativity during the 4 nights of the Light Festival by providing original, contemporary creations, installations and complex audiovisual systems.



- “Genius Scala” light show – Montée de la Grande Côte:
          Area-specific sound-system with sound broadcast to several zones
          Installation of tailor-made Prolyte structure and rig
          Provision and encoding of lighting equipment (LED, Robe Mega Pointe)
- Gala evening of the Fêtes des Lumières Partners Club - Town Hall:
          Lighting in all the lounges
          Multi-broadcast sound system
          Filming and video broadcast in all the lounges
- Lumière Village: Lyon Chamber of Commerce:
          Architectural lighting in the Trading Room (Salle de la Corbeille)
          Sound systems in several rooms
- Swimming pool on the Rhône river:
          Overall lighting of the facility, including: video projection with 8 projectors, Watchout system, Meteor with 100 suspended LED light sources
          Installation of the stage structure
          Dissemination of specific modelled sound effects across several channels
- Luminions du Cœur (Lanterns of the heart) – ODEON theatre:
          Lighting system for the site: projectors, Starway Tourkolor and Starflash garlands
- Hôtel Dieu: 
          Installation of 8 Layher structures to support of 8 PIGI projectors
          Installation of 4 cut-out projectors (714 SX) for the lighting of the dome

Key Figures


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guests for the Gala evening of the Fêtes des Lumières Partners Club


linear meters of project involving sound, lighting and video at the municipal Swimming Pool located on the Rhône river.

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