How it all began

The first light shows took place in Lyon on 8th December 1852 for religious reasons. Here’s the real story of the most popular event in Lyon.

Art Flows to Lyon in a Floating World

The 14th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon takes place from September 20th 2017 to January 7th 2018 and is curated by Emma Lavigne

Basilique Fourviere - UNESCO in Lyon, France

How to visit Lyon in two days

This is Lyon has whipped up a 2-day tour of Lyon to leave you veritably dumbstruck. Great walks and views, good restaurants and cafés, museums from one river to another.

Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour is the largest pedestrian square in Europe. A landmark to visit in Lyon.

Le Musée des Tissus

Lyon was once an international center for silk manufacturing. Today, you can visit Le Musée des Tissus and observe their collection of over two million textiles.

Gadagne Historical Museums

Located in the old quarter in Lyon St Jean in a Renaissance building, the Musées Gadagne comprise two truly beautiful museums: the Historical Museum of Lyon and the newly refreshed Museum of Puppetry Art.

Expositions to see

Paintings, drawings, photographs, street art….welcome to the great museums of Lyon