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View of Lyon from Fourvire, we can see the Sane river, St Jean cathedral and in the background the tower called "the pen".

Lyon light town during Holiday of spotless conception of the virgin Marie:

In 1830, the bell tower of the chapel, threatening ruin, is demolished. The reconstruction returns in In. Duboys and we decide to surmount this bell tower of a gilded statue for which Fabisch win the competition. The inauguration had to take place on September 8th, 1852, holiday of the Christmas of the Virgo, but the strong precipitation have for consequence the flood of the workshop of the caster and we see each other forced to put back the date on December 8th. The statue is organized but the bad weather is still of the party and the foreseen festivities, such as fireworks, cannot take place. Lyonnais, by worship, puts then Chinese lanterns in their windows by taking advantage of a calm in the evening. This event is at the origin of the illuminations of December 8th.

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