The cathedral’s illuminations – The Timeless Light

Description :

“The Timeless Light”, an original performance and a journey back through time…

At nightfall, Notre-Dame cathedral’s lace-like stonework is brought to life with a myriad of colours as a tribute to the colourful decor of yesteryear. History comes alive before our very eyes as the cathedral becomes a living canvas, superbly transfigured. A must-see event!


The Belgian company ACT Lighting Design was selected by the City of Strasbourg to design its major summer show with a focus on sound, light and images to be held from 2 July to 18 September 2016 in Place du Château.
This company has an impressive international reputation and among other things designed a Puy du Fou show, the illuminations along the Champs-Elysées, or the incredible “Tree of life” at Expo 2015. The show in Strasbourg, which has been given the title “La lumière intemporelle” (The Timeless Light) will be based on different pictures expressed through the use of video, light, sound and candles, describing the journey of light. In all, some 690 artificial candles (known as “boogies”) will be installed on the southern façade, the Lycée Fustel and the building of the Post Office.
The light show, which will last approximately a quarter of an hour, can be seen by 10,000 to 12,000 people simultaneously in Place du Château. Four to five projections will take place each evening in July and August and two in September.

Rates : Free access

Schedules reception : 11 pm in July and 10.30 pm in August

Credits from OTSR – Strasbourg