Who is ready for June in Lyon? I am not doing a ‘small talk’ as there is so much I want to tell you about with regards to the top events and activities happening in Lyon this June that I will simply start by presenting you full and long list of activities in Lyon in June. Here you are:
My List of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In Lyon in JUNE!
Lyon BD Festival – It is a festival which brings together the world of the 9th art around varied and original events at the cinemas, museums, restaurants, welcome comics in all its forms. It is veyr cool to explore comisc in the most beautiful places in Lyon. When: 8 – 10.06.2018; Where: in many places in Lyon like here; How Much: mostly FREE but to access many events 5 Euros per day
OFF Festival – The 13th edition of the Lyon BD Festival will take place in the center of Lyon in the presence of more than 200 authors and others. The festival takes its places through fifty places and the largest cultural institutions of the city, and throughout the month of June. When: June 1 – 30.06.2018; Where: through fifty places and the largest cultural institutions of the city; How Much: depending on the event, more info here
Salon des Entrepreneurs – Exhibition of Entrepreneurs Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The largest gathering of entrepreneurs in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes to develop the network and share the experience of great entrepreneurs. When: 13 – 14.06.2018 from 9h to 18h30; Where: Regional Chamber of Trades Rhône-Alpes’ 50 quai Charles de Gaulle International City – 69006 Lyon 6th; How Much: Booking here and for FREE
National Days of Archeology – As every year, the Archaeological Service of the city of Lyon offers you a discovery of our heritage. Conferences, exhibitions, guided tours are on the agenda of these national days of Archeology. When: 15 – 17.06.2018; Where: Various places in Lyon; How Much: FREE
Festival’s Consulats– The Consulates invest Place Bellecour to present their respective countries at the Consular Festival of Lyon. A big rally will take place at Place Bellecour at the end of the parade and a world show will close this festive day. When: 23 – 24.06.2018 at 10am; Where: Place Bellecour – 69002 Lyon 2nd, How Much: FREE
Pianissimes Festival – The festival that radiates from Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d’Or to Val de Saône! The programming is enriched with appointments not to be missed! 9 concerts, 1 participatory concert, 2 educational concerts and two pianos in free access made available to locals in the Val de Saône …When: 16 – 24.06.2018; Where: Dièse Association; Various places – 69650 Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d’Or; How Much:
Festival Demon d’Or – Reggae, Electro, World Music, Hip Hop … There will be something for everyone … Musical and social conviviality, sharing and discoveries for this summer festival. When: 29.06 – 1.07.2018, Where: Route of the Gland – 69250 Poleymieux-au-Mont-d’Or; How Much: from 19 Euros
Unveiled compositions – Enjoy with this exhibition an overview of the richness and diversity of the works preserved in the Museum of Textiles but also, more anecdotally, the Museum of Decorative Arts. When: 21.10.2017 to 31.12.2018 from 10am – 6pm; Where: Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts; 34 rue de la Charité – 69002 Lyon 2nd; How Much: 10 Euros
Randonnée Générations Roller – Exciting tour of the Lyon area on roller-skates, 2 laps (1hr for beginners + 2hrs for experienced skaters). Max. 200 people. When: Every Friday evening at 8.30 pm (10 pm for experienced skaters); Where: starting at the statue on Place Bellecour; How Much: It is free, isnt it?
Collection – A selection of artworks from the Museum of Contemporary Art: from painting to digital, or vice versa. When: 09/03 – 08/07/2018, 11am – 6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday; Where: MAC Lyon, 81 quai Charles de Gaulle International City – Lyon 6th; How Much: 8 €Andy Warhol Ephemera – The Andy Warhol Ephemera exhibition presents the graphic, advertising, commercial and private works of Andy Warhol. These documents come from the rich collection of Montreal’s Paul Maréchal, curator of the collection of the Power Corporation of Canada, professor at UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal), lecturer and author of four catalogs on Warhol. When: 23/03 – 16/09/2018, 10.30 am-6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Where: 13 rue de la Chicken – Lyon 2nd; How Much: 8 €
Touaregs – This exhibition of the Tuaregs who are the nomads, the skilled craftspeople who produce geometric and contemporary jewelry, the poets and artists with a lively, beautiful culture that is constantly evolving. So this expo shows their lifestyle illustrated with their poetry and music. There are 280 objects exhibited, from watercolors to archival documents, adverts, posters and comics. There are also many everyday tools and symbolic objects (such as weapons and saddles), as well as jewelry and amulets, leather goods and textiles. The exhibition ends with photographs taken by journalist Arnaud Contreras. When: 17.10.2017 – 4.11.2018, no Mondays; Where: Confluence Museum, 86 quai Perrache -Lyon 2nd ; How Much: 9 €
Hugo Pratt – Who does not know Corto Maltese, the romantic sailor? Discover the world of Hugo Pratt, an artist who has made a lasting impression on the cartoon landscape by giving birth to this perfect anti hero. When: 07.04.2018 – 24.03.2019, closed on Mondays; Where: Musee des Confluences, 86 quai Perrache – Lyon 2nd; How Much: 9 €
La vie mode d’emploi – The exhibition at the Museum Tony Garnier which presents the evolution of the urban treaty, by including the issue of the evolution of the popular housing of the twentieth century – the Urban Debut to These days. When: From 30/09/2017 to 16/12/2018; Open Tuesday to Sunday from 14h to 18h; Where: Tony Garnier Urban Museum; 4 rue des Serpollières; 69008 Lyon; Price: € 5 / € 4 / FREE – 12 years
La Ville mode d’emploi – The exhibition in the partnership with the Lyon Parc Auto in the theme of “The place of art” . It is complementary to the previous exhibition – La Vie mode d’emploi. When: From 20/01/2018 to 20/05/2018; Open every day 24 hours a day; Where: LPA Republic Park, level -1; Place de la République 69002 Lyon; How much: FREE.
Treasure hunt: the Secret of the Canuts – Discover Lyon differently…help the characters to lead the investigation and discover the history of Lyon in a really fun way. Reservations on the website.When: the 14/04/2018, the 28/04/2018, the 13/05/2018, the 20/05/2018, the 27/05/2018, the 02/06/2018, the 16/06/2018, the 30/06/2018 at 2pm Where: Meetin in front of the statue of Sergeant Blandan, Sathonay Square, Lyon 1st Arrondissement; How Much: 10.00 €, FREE for kids
Nordic’s walk – Come and discover and practice Nordic walking with the instructors of the Bureau Montagne de Lyon. The sticks that are specific to this activity will be provided for your sessions. When: Every Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am; Where: Domaine de Lacroix Laval, 11171 road of Sain-Bel, Marcy-Star; How Much: 12.00 €
LYON sur Divan Expo – A very original exhibition which with a touch of humor and seriousness, shows how Lyon city has been built. You can find more about the current town planning, how did it look in the past and learn the plans for the future. Where: Musée Gadagne, 1 place du petit Collège 69005 Lyon; When: 17.11.2017 to 17.06.2018; How Much: 8€
Rosa Mir Garden – After a period of winter shutdown, the Rosa Mir Garden opens again. This year guided tours for 6 € per person will also be offered throughout the season on weekdays and Sundays.When: Every Saturday from 2pm – 5pm until October 27, 2018; Where: Rosa Mir Garden,87 Grande-Rue Croix-Rousse, Lyon 4th Arrondissement; How Much: FREE or guided visit 6 €
Arts and Flavors Salon – Come and meet artists and producers from the Monts d’Or and elsewhere. Admire, taste and buy: the paintings, comics, jewelry, embroidery, confectionery, fruit juice, beer, wine, cheese, sausages, confections and other creations. When: 10/06/2018 from 9am – 6pm; Where: Salle du Vallon, 1032 route of the Monts d’Or, Curis-au-Mont-d’Or; How Much: FREE
Utopistes Festival – For 10 days, the festival invites the public of Lyon of all ages to discover and explore the diversity of circus arts: aesthetics whose disciplines and personalities will perform in theaters, in the street or in a circus. When: 31.05 – 9.06.2018; Where: The Utopian Festival in front of the Celestine Theater; How Much:
Nights of Fourvière – From rock through folk to pop French songs, from recitals to symphonic concerts, mixing headliners with new discoveries. Theater, music, dance, opera, circus … The Nuits de Fourvière are devoted to the performing arts and since 1946 have been trying to coexist the disciplines. Each summer, the festival presents nearly 60 performances for more than 130,000 spectators. When: 1.06 – 28.07.2018; Where: at the Théâtre de Fourvière, 17 rue Cléberg, 69005,Lyon; How Much: Depending on the artist
Street art course at the Museum Guignol de Brindas – Julien de Casabianca is a visual artist and a filmmaker. He seized the collection of the Guignol Theater Museum to give a second life to the puppets, they are installed in 10 places of the town and a guidebook is available at the Guignol Theater Museum. When: Everyday until July 22, 2018; Where: Museum Theater Guignol: 18 climb of Bernade, Brindas; How Much:
Exhibition From Earth to the Stars – This interactive exhibition offers the opportunity for the curious public to learn more about these men who explore the stars, on these satellites and rockets that take off from the Earth in the direction of space, while participating in various scientific and fun activities. There are the three thematic areas: Man in space (Experience the everyday life of astronauts like Thomas Pesquet and discover manned flight missions through true cult space objects); Launchers ( From Soyuz to Ariane V, discover the launchers who made their mark); Satellites (Discover the extraordinary performances of the satellites, from their conception to their setting in orbit). When: until 12.08.2018, Wed: 1.30pm – 5pm, Sat, Sun and public holidays: 10h30-18h; Where: Planetarium, Place de la Nation (opposite the City Hall, near the Charlie Chaplin Cultural Center) – 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin
Zen Z’Arts Exhibition – The 3rd edition of the exhibition of well-being and arts. More than 120 exhibitors (therapists / practitioners, wellness professionals and artists) will host more than 50 conferences. When: 2.06.018, 10am – 7pm and 03.06.2018 from 10am – 6pm; Where: Parcexpo, 221 avenue of Europe, Villefranche-sur-Saône; How Much: 4.00 €, children free
Rendez-vous aux jardins – Theme 2018: Europe of gardens-Organized at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the “Rendez-vous aux jardins” which take place the first weekend of June are an invitation to discover and enjoy the wealth of public and private parks and gardens . During a weekend, exceptional activities highlight the cultural dimension of these places: readings, theatrical events, mimes, tastings, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, installations, demonstrations of know-how, games, competitions, concerts , workshops, markets, plant grants etc. When: 1-3.06.2018; Where: ALPARA – Liaison Association for Heritage and Archeology in Rhone-Alps and Auvergne, Various places – 69000 Lyon; How Much: FREE for under 18
Children workshop visit “Paulo’s truck” / “Paulo’s clothes”– A visit to the Fire Museum, after which children are invited to workshops “Dress up Paulo “(4-6 years old) and” Paulo’s truck “(6-8 years old) where they can dress up as a firefighter or build a small truck. Where: Lyon-Rhône firefighters’ museum, 358 avenue de Champagne Lyon 9e; Lyon-Rhône Firefighters Museum (CCAC); When: Every day except Saturdays and Sundays from 9h00 to 12h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00 until 19 October 2018; How Much: 7 €
L’usine RENAULT trucks -Discover the world of Renault Trucks, the French car company that has been expanding for more than 20 years. The guided tour lasts 1h30 in the backstage of the Renault Trucks factory which manufactures engines for trucks, buses, construction machines, boats and industrial machines. Where: 402 avenue Charles de Gaulle Porte A – Hall A2 Espace Marius Berliet 69200 Vénissieux; When: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2.30pm. Friday, March 23, 2018 at 2.30pm. Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2.30pm. How Much: 12 – 7 €.
Adel Abdessemed: The antidote – On two floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, Adel Abdessemed presents new works never shown in France, including the work of the exhibition: “The antidote”. The antidote is the name of the Lyon bar where the artist, then a student at ENSBA Lyon, meets Julie, his future wife, central figure of his work and his life. Recall of the personal adventure of an artist who perceives art as a vital experience, of self-salvation and of the world; for this antidote could also be that of art in the face of the brutality of the present. The exhibition expresses many of the dominant themes of his work (self-portrait, family life, animal life, representations of violence). When: Every day except Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 to 18:00; From March 3, 2018 until July 8, 2018; Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC); 81 quai Charles-de-Gaulle; Lyon 69006; How Much: 8 €/4 €/ FREE under 18
Uff! For sure you are not going to be bored in Lyon this June. Enjoy and just please let me know if there is something interesting I missed here? And what are you actually doing this JUNE?
*** Note*** I have been using the posters and images of the events provided by the companies who organize them or share additional information about events in Lyon. Thank you!