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If you think the twin­kling Christ­mas lights in France’s towns and vil­lages are im­pres­sive, your eyes will light up when they see Lyon’s Fête des Lu­mières, tak­ing place from 3-6 De­cem­ber. The event can be traced back to 1852 when the city’s peo­ple lit their win­dows with can­dles to cel­e­brate the inau­gu­ra­tion of the statue of the Vir­gin Mary that had been erected on Fourvière Hill. Fast for­ward over a cen­tury and a half later and the hum­ble ges­ture has turned into one of the world’s big­gest and most im­pres­sive light shows that at­tracts mil­lions of vis­i­tors each year to see Lyon’s build­ings, streets, squares and parks light up. fet­edes­lu­

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