Lyon in OCTOBER. For All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In!

Lyon in OCTOBER!

lyon in october

I, personally, do not like October month. For me, it’s a sign of autumn. And even if I like autumn for its colors, I don’t like to say goodbye to summer. How about you?

So, in order to make October a better month, and because it is now a tradition on my blog, I collected the best events and festivals and things to do in Lyon. I hope you like it and can add something more. Thanks!

My List of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In Lyon in OCTOBER!

Autumne on Farm – It’s the time of the year when the members of the farmers association open the doors of their farms and shops and organize farm tours, festivities for adults and children, educational activities, culinary workshops, themed meals, raffles, farmers’ markets, shows, tastings. When: 15/09 to 22/12/2018 every day; Where: Different places – 69570 Dardilly, How Much: FREE

autum in lyon on farm

Equita – It is an event which became, over the years, the European meeting place for all the riding enthusiasts. About 3500 horses and the whole of Eurexpo will be gathered in a happy atmosphere, as always! On the program: International and national horse show – Western Horse Show Reining International of Lyon NRHA Open. When: 31/10 – 4/11/2018, Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions Avenue Louis Bleriot – 69680 Chassieu, How Much:


Portes ouvertes du Chemin de Fer Privé de la Mulatière – Is a real exposition of miniature trains and the whole railway network. Dedicated to all passionate about trains and enthusiasts of the model making. When: All year the 3rd Saturday of the month from 14:30 to 17:30; Where: Private Railway of the Mulatière – CFPM 2 rue Stéphane BP 15 – 69350 La Mulatière Diaporama; How Much: FREE, Contact Email: Tel: +33 (0) 4 78 59 68 74


Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019-1959 – Is a new exposition in the museum of modern art. It’s an exceptional ensemble of more than 170 works by Bernar Venet, from the very latest creations to early performances, drawings, diagrams, paintings, photographs, sound works, films, and sculptures. When: 21/09/2018 to 06/01/2019 except January 1st and December 25th; Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) Cité Internationale, 81 quai Charles de Gaulle – 69006 Lyon 6th, How Much:   9 € – 6 €, Contact Email:, Phone: 04 72 69 17 19

mac expo

Exhibition “Da Vinci – The Inventions of a Genius” This is the largest traveling exhibition dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. After Venice and Istanbul, it is in Lyon to host this must-attend event! Of the 200 exhibits, half are reproductions of machines invented DaVinici Expoby Leonardo da Vinci. Among them, you can discover the extraordinary, gearbox, alternator, animated wing or the ingenious system of pulleys, also to see the Codex series, 120 unique facsimiles as well as original documents such as engravings by Raphael, Dürer, or Michelangelo! There are also many activities for the youngest from 6 years: manipulation of models, construction of a bridge and even 3D movies! When: 13/09/2018 to 13/01/2019 from 10h to 18h except 25 December. Closed on Mondays. Closed December 25, 2018. Where: La Sucrière Confluence District,, Port Rambaud 49/50 quai Rambaud – 69002 Lyon ; How Much: 13 € – 8 € Buy tickets here, Contact Email: Tel: +33 (0) 4 78 79 23 61

Salon des Vins et Vignerons indépendants – A place to be to explore, discover, taste unlimited number of wines from so many regions, appellations, grape varieties. When:  25 – 29/10/ 2018; Where: Halle Tony Garnier 20 place Doctors Charles and Christophe Mérieux – 69007 Lyon How Much:  3 € – 6 €

wines expo in lyon

Lyon Art Paper – For more than a week, a large group of artists and visual artists “designers” and two guests of honor, will present their work as part of the drawing show Lyon Art Paper. It’s an initiative of the Lyonnaise Musée des Beaux-Arts, happening for the third time. When: 10 – 16/10/2018; Where: The Bondy Palace 18-20 quai de Bondy – 69005 Lyon; How Much: FREE, Contact Email: Phone: 06 87 95 17 98paper art in lyon

Festival LumièreGrand Lyon Film Festival The 10th anniversary of a film festival for all! Lyon, the birthplace of Cinématographe Lumière, pays homage to the 7th Art.  It invites the world of cinema (filmmakers, actors, critics, historians, writers) to celebrate its vitality and its memory. The only festival of its kind.lumiere film festival There is no competition, only winners: the audience who can see movies that have become rare on large screens, have a chance also to meet artists and filmmakers from around the world. The artists who come to meet their audience. During this long week, there will be no less than 420 screenings and major ceremonies, in the presence of artists. When: 13 to 21/10/ 2018; Where: all over Lyon; How Much: Different depending on activities, mainly FREE

La semaine du goût – The 29th edition of the Week of Taste celebrates the taste, and above all the taste! It will take place throughout France, all professionals are invited to share their know-how by performing it in their region. When: 12- 18/ 10/2018; Where: Lyon Town Hall – 69000 Lyon; How Much: FREE,  Contact Phone: 04 72 10 30 30

[Re]trouvailles My Presqu’île – 3 days of celebration in the heart of Lyon. All the peninsula comes alive and offers a weekend full of friendly activities. Merchants, artisans, hoteliers, neighborhood associations and cultural venues will be there to share their know-how and their passion. On the program: animations in shops and cultural places; concerts and showcase at Place de la République; street-art performance, treasure hunt in shop windows, thematic guided tours and so much more! When: 12 – 14/10/ 2018; Where:  Various places on the Presqu’Ile Place des Célestins – Place de la République – Place Gailleton – 69002 Lyon; How Much: FREE, Contact Tel: 04 78 30 02 26retrouvailles-1

Festival de la Gastronomie Chinoise “Les Baguettes Magiques” – Which welcomes you to the magical world of Chinese gastronomy! Savor the pleasures of Chinese cuisine full of surprises with a cooking contest sponsored by Chef Alain Alexanian which will close the festival. When:   25/09 – 7/10/ 2018; Where: the Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois plus different places; How Much: FREE, Contact Email: Tel: 04 81 65 84 60

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Marché du Goût  – Tastes in line with the new regional brand “La Région du Goût”. Come to discover the fabulous terroirs and renowned productions that are the pride of Lyons region. More than 150 producers and artisans of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region are waiting for you to discover and enjoy the best of their products: cheeses, charcuterie, honey, jams, fruits and vegetables, and typical specialties of our region … On the program: quiz, culinary events, tastings, musical aperitif …When: 10/10/2018; Where: Place Bellecour  – 69002 Lyon; How Much: FREE, Contact Tel: 04 37 23 67 40

ID Fil & Aiguilles This is the salon for art lovers. All passions are found in a one place: sewing, patchwork, quilt, cross stitch, embroidery, textile fiber, knitting, weaving, lace, boutis, crochet … When: 11-14/10/2018 Where: Eurexpo – Exhibition Park Avenue Louis Blériot – 69680 Chassieu; How Much: € 8.50, Contact Tel: 03 20 79 94 65


Elekt’Rhône Festival – Is a Lyonnais festival of electronic music that stands out for its charitable purpose: all the profits are donated for a charitable cause that changes every year. It’s organizing an evening with a House and  Techno stage, as well as a free open-air music at Blandan Park. When: 5 – 6/10/2018. Where: different places: Blandan Park and Le Petit Salon 3 rue de Kronstadt – 69007; How Much: Reservation here

Pu Yingwei Exhibition – Double Empire Is an expo presenting the architecture of the major French ensembles, urbanism and issues related to memory and Migration. The artist originally from Shanxi Province, PU Yingwei graduated from the Sichuan School of Fine Arts and ENSBA from Lyon and he is also currently in his final year at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. A protean artist, he uses photography, video, painting as well as installations. When: 13/09 – 31/12/2018 from 10h to 18h except public holidays. Closed Monday and Sunday; Where: New Franco-Chinese Institute of Lyon Fort Saint Irénée 2 rue Soeur Bouvier – 69005 Lyon; Prices: € 5 – € 2.50, Contact Email: Tel: +33 (0) 4 81 65 84 60faire in lyon

La vogue des marronsEvery year for the past 150 years it is being organized in order to eat the first chestnuts of the year, and get the first white wine. There are rides, cotton candy, duck fishing, bumper cars and other attractions are available at Vogue aux Marrons. When: From October to mid November 2018 (Dates to be confirmed); Where: Outside school holidays: On the Croix Rousse plateau Place and Boulevard de la Croix Rousse – 69004 Lyon; How Much: Rates Different prices depending on the rides and stands, Contact Phone: +33 (0) 4 72 98 23 50

Salons des vins et terroirs de France Come and meet winemakers from all regions who will offer their “producer price” bottles, suitable for all budgets. It is a festival of wines with culinary specialties, gastronomic and artisanal regions. When:  12- 15/10/2018; Where: Espace Tête d’Or – Congress Center 103 boulevard Stalingrad – 69100 Villeurbanne; How Much:

Apéritivos aboard the Vaporetto Every Wednesday until the end of October, the Confluence River Shuttle offers an after-work aperitif to its passengers. From 6.30pm to 9pm, the boat transports visitors for a mini cruise. When: From 23/05 to 31/10/2018, every Wednesday. 23/05: Cellerier 30/05 and 06/06: GOMEX 13/06: GOURMIX 2 sessions: 6.30pm -7.30pm and  8pm-9pm; Where: Business and Leisure Center,112 course Charlemagne, nautical place Side Darse, stop Confluence Vaporetto – 69002 Lyon 2nd; How Much: Price ranging from € 12 to € 15 depending on the restaurant.

Exhibition “Cultivons la ville en bonne intelligence”- offers many tools regularly updated to understand the urban project: a large physical model (1 / 750e), 3D models hyper-realistic and real-time, a documentary … A terrace oriented to south offers a breathtaking view of the building sites. When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 2pm- 6pm; Where: House of Confluence, Smith Street 73, Lyon 2nd Arrondissement; How Much: FREE

Apéritivos aboard the Vaporetto

Yokainoshima, spirits of Japan – The new exciting expo at the museum of Confluence. Great opportunity to explore the Japanese culture and traditions to wear costumes which makes it possible to transform oneself into a god, a demon or an animal. The exhibition traces a link between contemporary photographs by Charles Fréger, which show a large number of masked ritual figures, and the museum’s Japanese collections. Let yourself be guided in this island of spirits, from the foundations of Japanese spiritualities to current practices such as manga, cosplay or video game. When: From 07/07/2018 to 25/05/2019, Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-7pm; Where: Museum of Confluences, 86 quai, Lyon 2nd; How Much: 5 -9€


Guided tour of the Departmental ArchivesGuided tour, every Tuesday at 2 pm, of the Archives building (registration by email or by phone). When: Every Tuesday at 2pm; Where: Departmental Archives of the Rhône, 34 rue Général-Mouton-Duvernet, Lyon 3rd Arrondissement; How Much: FREE

Musée des pompiers–  Created in 1971, it recounts 250 years of history and is a place of memory of firefighters. It presents, on 2 levels, a collection of materials, clothing, vehicles. Museum also open every 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month (from 14 to 17 hours). When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am – 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm; Where: Barracks of the Duchère, 358 Champagne Avenue, Lyon 9e Arrondissement; How Much: Full price: 6.00 €, Young people (for under 18s): FREE

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:Musee Confluence - Hugo Pratt

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 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 today. 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

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