Lausanne Lumières is a breathtaking festival of lights, an ideal winter event that invites you to go strolling in the historic city of Lausanne at night!
The event has been running since 2012 and proves to be extremely popular with young and old every year, brightening up the streets in the run-up to Christmas! It's an ideal way to spend an evening, no matter which way the weather turns out! So plan a fun, memorable evening out in downtown Lausanne with friends or family.
Eight notable buildings featured at Lausanne Lumières
Light-based artworks developed exclusively for the festival by some 20 artists are projected onto eight iconic buildings in Lausanne. Every evening from 6.30pm, the city centre sees some of its most beautiful facades inhabited by flamboyant and dynamic illuminations.
Free guided tours at Lausanne Lumières
Guided tours are back! Every Thursday during the festival, the guides of the Lausanne Tourist Guide Association meet you for a free guided tour of Lausanne Lumières. This provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the creative process behind the works as well as the history of the buildings featured.
Each Thursday, tours depart at 6.30pm from the fountain on Place de la Riponne and end at the same location at around 7.45pm. No registration is necessary.
Attend Lausanne Lumières
If you're thinking of attending, check out the official Lausanne Lumieres website for the most up-to-date event information and whether you need to show a COVID certificate. The event takes place exclusively outdoors, so a COVID certificate has not been required so far, though this may change. Visitors are recommended to check the official website of the event to stay informed.