Puy de Lumières

Tuesday July 23
Historical Sector Historical Sector The Theater – Crozatier Museum The Media Library and the Old Bridge of Brives Charensac 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
The 8th season of Puy de Lumières will begin on Friday July 5 with its 9 emblematic sites enhanced by the Lumières scenographies. Be there in the streets of Puy-en-Velay, on the banks of the Loire. It's high time to go out at night
The natural setting for a show unique in the world
Shaped by volcanism, the town of Puy-en-Velay benefits from an unrivaled architectural heritage. Starting point of the pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, Le Puy-en-Velay offers its most beautiful monuments during the day, and magnifies them at nightfall with a lighting scenography which reveals its emblematic sites in a new face!
Enough to seduce pilgrims on the eve of their big departure. Le Puy-en-Velay enhances its cathedral, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Saint-Jacques. Puy-en-Velay also awakens its volcano... The Saint-Michel rock, 82 meters high, is a volcanic neck that is dormant during the day, but which erupts with fire and lava as soon as night falls...

Puy de Lumières is nearly 2 hours of free shows to enjoy as you please in one or more evenings.

Puy de Lumières starts every evening at nightfall*. So that the spectators benefit from an optimal quality of the colors and the show, the time of the show varies according to the length of the day:

The Puy de Lumières returns every evening from July 5 to September 10, 2024!

*Times are given as an indication and may change depending on weather conditions and light.

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9 shows on the emblematic monuments of Puy-en-Velay and its surroundings.
Puy de Lumières is a free and open trail between dusk and midnight.
A meeting with the wildest, most creative lighting dreams. The traditions of Puy-en-Velay, its culture, its history, its legends are expressed in contemporary and exceptional scenographies.

dates and times

Opening hours from July 05 to September 15, 2024
From Friday July 5 to Tuesday July 9: 22:40 p.m.
From Wednesday July 10 to Tuesday July 23: 22:30 p.m.
From Wednesday July 24 to Tuesday July 30: 22:15 p.m.
From Wednesday July 31 to Tuesday August 6: 22 p.m.
From Wednesday August 7 to Tuesday August 13: 21:45 p.m.
From Wednesday August 14 to Tuesday August 27: 21:30 p.m.
From Wednesday August 28 to Tuesday September 3: 21:15 p.m.
From Wednesday September 4 to Sunday September 15: 21 p.m.

Please note:
1) No screening at the Crozatier Museum on the following dates:
– from July 14 to 21 (Festival des Nuits de Saint-Jacques)
– from September 9 (King of the Bird Festival)

2) July 14: Shows start at 23 p.m. for the following sites (fireworks cause):
– Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe rock
– Saint-Alexis chapel of the Departmental Council

3) August 14: no show at the Cathedral (Procession cause)



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Historical Sector
Historical Sector
The Theater – Crozatier Museum
The Media Library and the Old Bridge of Brives Charensac
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
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