son et lumiere. Fr. (literally, “sound and light”) A form of nighttime tourist attraction in which an ancient ruin, historical building, or other attraction is illuminated by elaborate lighting systems. Dramatic changes in lighting, music, sound effects, and spoken narration, often available in several languages, tell the history of the attraction. Some shows end with fireworks. Attractions that have been or are the setting for son et lumiere shows include the pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Fortress of Tsarevets in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
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