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  • EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED

    LYON CITYGUIDE

    Follow our cityguide throughout the year.
    Exhibitions, sports events, highlights…

    IN OCTOBER

    • Artistic discoveries

    From 15 to 23/10 : The Lumiere Festival or Grand Lyon Film Festival
    Is a celebration of cinema organised by the Institut Lumière. The programme includes film screenings and activities. Like all film festivals, various awards are handed out at the Lumière Festival. In 2022, the film-maker Tim Burton will receive the 14th Prix Lumière.

    • Sports events

    02/10 : Run in Lyon
    A running event not to be missed in the city. 10 km, Semi-Marathon, Marathon and Relay races. Four races in the heart of Lyon.

    • Festivals diary

    From 01/10 to 13/11 : The Vogue des Marrons
    Is a traditional funfair that has been held in Lyon for 150 years. It offers a chance to discover the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood. More than 70 fairground attractions gather here, including merry-go-rounds, candyfloss and toffee apples stalls, hook-a-duck games, bumper cars and more. A fun experience for the whole family.

    IN NOVEMBER

    • Artistic discoveries

    From 11 to 13/11 : The Salon du Chocolat
    Discover the finest chocolate-makers of the Rhône-Alpes region and France. A chocolate dress fashion show, cookery workshop for kids and tastings: prepare yourself for a treat.

    • Sports events

    19/11 : The International Marathon of Beaujolais
    Is the biggest fun race in France held to celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau. The route takes runners through vineyards and chateaus, passing through more than 12 villages and offering 15 opportunities for tasting, including 9 pit stops providing refreshments, all in a super fun atmosphere.

    • Festivals diary

    From 26/11 : The Christmas Market
    Will be held on the square of Place Carnot in Lyon’s 2nd district, for a month. More than 90 stallholders will set up shop in the wooden chalets, offering arts and crafts, jewellery, decorative items, woodwork, games and toys, Christmas gifts, gourmet food and more. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping.

    IN DECEMBER

    • Artistic discoveries

    From 8 to 11/12 : La Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights)
    Over the four days of the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights), Lyon’s iconic monuments and buildings are beautifully illuminated, with breath-taking light installations and projects. Traditionally, on the 8th of December, the people of Lyon place lumignons (small lanterns) on their windowsills and balconies when night falls.

    • Sports event

    03/12 : SaintéLyon
    SaintéLyon is a hugely popular night-time ultramarathon. All of the races are held at night, adding to the challenge of the course! It is a mixed trail-and-road race, which takes runners through hilly terrain between Saint-Étienne and Lyon.

    • Festivals diary

    Until 31/12: Lyon’s Contemporary Art Biennale
    Lyon’s Contemporary Art Biennale explores the art trends of today. It is one of the most eagerly awaited events in Lyon, offering a hand-picked selection of artworks, which are displayed in the unique setting of the Fagor Factories for nearly four months.