Lyon’s International Trade Fair to Make its Return
History of the Foire de Lyon
The trade fair first came to Lyon in 1916, as an initiative by Lyon’s mayor Édouard Herriot to prevent stallholders from blocking the quays and streets. Ever since, the Foire de Lyon has taken place in Lyon’s Eurexpo convention centre.
An International Fair with one thousand exhibitors
Approximately one thousand exhibitors come to Lyon’s Eurexpo convention centre for 11 days. Exhibitors come from a range of sectors – creation and decoration, kitchenware, furniture, homeware, fashion, beauty, leisure, pools and gardens, wine and food…
Navigating your way through the Foire de Lyon is easy. There are different rooms which group stalls according to theme – evasion, equipping yourself, wellbeing, clearing your mind, and enjoyment.
This year’s exhibitors include a producer of Italian leather clothing, a distributor of outdoor furniture, and a vendor of Corsican charcuterie – to name just a few.
Special exhibition on San Francisco
Following on from 2018’s London theme, this year’s theme for the Foire de Lyon is San Francisco. Perfect for all anglophones!
There will be a special exhibition on San Francisco, with 13 surrealist scenes, taking you on a journey from the time of the Native Americans to movements such as Greenpeace, flower power, and the vegan movement.
A Varied Programme
It’s not just about stalls in the Foire de Lyon, there’s also games, concerts, shows, exhibitions and workshops.