The most beautiful festivals and routes de Lumières 2023-2024 to discover in Paris and Île de France

Published by La Rédac · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on November 25th, 2023 at 11:40 a.m.
Festivals of light are back again this year in Paris and the surrounding region, to light up our autumn and winter evenings, especially during the festive season. Follow the guide to discover the places that will dazzle us with lanterns and other breathtaking scenographies for this 2023-2024 season.

As Christmas approaches, Paris is decked out in a thousand lights. It's the perfect time for a family outing. Between the window displays and the illuminations, discover the festivals of lights that are once again taking over the Île-de-France region this autumn and for the winter of 2023-2024. A great program of outings with or without the kids, on weekends or during the Christmas vacations and even before.

But what is a Festival of Lights? It's a magical event that takes place at dusk. It's an enchanted stroll through colorfullight installations, often accompanied by music, for an even more immersive experience! You'll stroll along magical, astonishing paths that take you from the aquatic world to the world of insects, transformed into giants for the occasion. Between light shows, projections and animated modules, let yourself be transported, for an evening, into another shimmering universe. In any case, there's something to make the eyes of children and adults alike sparkle.

So, would you like to join in the fun? Here are the next festivals and events to look out for!

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Every year, the Jardin des Plantes Festival of Lights presents a nocturnal light walk in homage to nature! Gigantic statues of animals and plants illuminated at dusk take over the site. The festival returns again this year for a 5th edition in winter 2023-2024, this time taking us to the middle of the rainforests. Introducing the Jungle of Illumination. See you from November 22, 2023 to January 21, 2024. [Read more]

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Thoiry Lumières Sauvages returns from October 29, 2023 to March 11, 2024, with a new, even more enchanting itinerary. This year, almost 500 new Chinese lanterns will illuminate the gardens of the Château de Thoiry for a magical stroll in the heart of nature, with Asia as the theme. [Read more]

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The Dragons and Lanterns Festival continues until March 3, 2024. We're off to the Jardin d'Acclimatation to discover the grandiose lanterns and light structures of Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden. An experience never before seen in Europe, where dragons and fantastical creatures come to life along a family-friendly nocturnal stroll, fusing Chinese culture with the soul of Paris for an unforgettable spectacle. A winter wonderland that lights up the park. [Read more]

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Lumières en Seine is the sublime Festival of Lights that will once again illuminate the Domaine de Saint-Cloud, from November 17, 2023 to January 14, 2024. The program includes a magical stroll of almost 2km, to be enjoyed over the festive season. [Read more]

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Parc Astérix is once again celebrating the magic of Christmas during the 2023 Christmas vacations. From December 23, 2023 to January 7, 2024, you're invited to discover the festive activities of the Gaulish Christmas at the theme park. Ice rink, sledges, trail of lights, hidden tavern and enchanting shows await you... [Read more]

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Le Grand Noël at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte returns to enchant the holiday season, from Saturday, November 18, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024. In the enchanting setting of the Château, you'll be able to rediscover the magic of Christmas through immersive, constantly renewed experiences, with family and friends. [Read more]

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For the festive season, the Parc Floral invites families to discover its illuminations, L'Odyssée Lumineuse, from November 28, 2023 to January 7, 2024. A great opportunity to celebrate the Christmas festivities early (or even later), and of course with family and friends. [Read more]

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An arty stroll through the works of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, that's what's in store for us this autumn-winter in Paris! From November 16, 2023 to January 7, 2024. [Read more]

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All winter long, you'll be able to take advantage of a wide range of walks to get some fresh air and recharge your batteries in the great outdoors. It's the perfect time to take a lovely stroll with your family, your partner or your friends! Follow our guide to discover the best walks in the capital this winter 2023-2024. [Read more]

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Mantes-la-Jolie lights up this winter! For the first time, this Yvelines town is organizing a large-scale, original nocturnal event in the footsteps of its cultural heritage. Join us from December 16, 2023 to February 10, 2024 to discover "Lueurs de Mantes", a luminous and artistic itinerary where illuminated scenographies mingle with digital artworks. [Read more]

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