7 September 2017

Brighten winter months with a Eurostar trip to Lyon’s Fête des Lumières

  • A Eurostar train is transformed by a light projection as sales open for travel to Lyon for the Fête des Lumières, starting on 7th December 2017
  • Tickets on sale from Friday 8th September

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Eurostar is opening ticket sales to Lyon during the weekend of the city’s iconic Fête des Lumières, where buildings, streets and squares are lit up with over 70 spectacular light installations.
From Friday 8th September, bookings are available for 7th December from £55 each way, with journey times from just five hours via a simple connection in Lille or Paris, allowing  travellers to trade London’s dark winter evenings for bright lights and magical scenes in Lyon.
Beyond the lights, Lyon makes an ideal winter break destination. France’s capital of gastronomy is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, set around an historic old town providing the perfect backdrop for a stroll to work up an appetite. In contrast, the recently developed ‘Confluence’ district is the newest neighbourhood alongside the riverbanks, providing a vibrant urban centre to explore. 
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel to mainland Europe. Passengers travelling on the new e320 train can sit back and unwind in more spacious surroundings and enjoy free wi-fi and over 300 hours of entertainment – all streamed straight to their phone, tablet or laptop.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.
Find out more about the festival here:
Notes to Editors
  • Prices are based on a return fare from £110
  • Customers travelling by Eurostar can enjoy a range of benefits including:
  • Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of our destinations
  • Fast and convenient check-in - passengers are asked to arrive only 30 minutes before departure (or 10 minutes if travelling Business Premier)
  • Generous, free-of-charge baggage allowance with each passengers allowed 2 bags/suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage
  • No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival - simply take your bag with you on board
  • Comfort and space on board to work or unwind
About Eurostar
  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Marseilles and the French Alps.
  2. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph.  Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 150 million passengers between London and the Continent.  Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  3. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
  4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
  5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500