So what are your feelings about September? I usually didn’t like it as it meant a big come back to school yet… now I am loving it as it is one of the most pleasant months in Lyon when it’s warm but not very hot when there are no so many thunderstorms but very calm, warm evenings. I hope this September will be similar. So, while I’m wishing you a good September, I want to share with you the list of interesting things happening that month. Enjoy September in Lyon!
My List of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In Lyon in SEPTEMBER!
Lyon Free Bike is not just a Sunday hike. On Saturday, you should come and enjoy the many free activities for young and the older ones. The inevitable challenge “I remove my wheels” for kids and for adults: a new animation is appearing this year, the challenge “Roulez Jeunesse”. When: 8 – 9.09.2018, Where: Parc de Gerland, 405 avenue Jean Jaures, 69007 Lyon; How Much: 30€ (50km), 25€ (27km), 15€ (15km).
art3f is an International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Come to the contemporary art exhibition in Lyon! Art3f promises meetings, discoveries, for all. It is an exciting walk in the gardens of the contemporary expression. When: 28-30.09 2018, Where: Halle Tony Garnier, 20 place Doctors Charles and Christophe Mérieux – 69007, How Much: from 10 €
Lyon Street Food Festival – This third edition with 4 days of festivities where visitors of all ages meet a variety of chefs from all sorts of backgrounds. It’s France’s annual street food get-together. Both street food specialists and renowned chefs will be behind their ovens or heading into their food trucks to cook their “signature” dishes as well as novel culinary creations to be enjoyed on the move. When: 13 -16.09.2018; Where: Les Subsistances 8 bis Quai Saint Vincent – 69001 Lyon; How Much: Full price: 6 €, Child (5-10 years): 4 €, free entry for children < 5 years
Journées du Patrimoine – 2 days where often unknown or little-known venues open their doors to the public. It is the opportunity to discover the patrimony of Lyon. When: 15 – 16.09.2018; Where: different locations; How Much: FREE
Peace Parade for the Lyon – part of La Biennale de la danse; is a choreographic parade that brings together every year 4,500 amateur participants from 10 to 80 years, from more than 500 municipalities in the region and supervised by 250 professional artists under the direction of choreographers. When: 16/09/2018 at 14h30, Where: Rue de la République, des Terreaux à Bellecour, How Much: FREE
Erik Dietman: Exposition Opus Oh Puce Aux Puces – It is Erik Dietman artwork collections displayed in the Museum of Fine Arts, alongside other great singulars, among which is the sculptor Étienne-Martin. The expo has been created thanks to the large donation made by the Robelin family which consists of twenty-two works by the artist, mainly collages and drawings.When: until 17.09, Where: at the Musée des Beaux-Arts; Palais Saint-Pierre, 20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon; How Much: 10 euro
14e Prix Régional du Livre Environnement – it is a prize awarded by the readers, organized by the House of Nature and Environment of Isère and the House of the Environment of the Metropolis of Lyon and supported by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region. Alps. Go to the website of the Environment House to vote. When: until September 21, 2018; Where: from one of the libraries of the BmL network: Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu, 30 boulevard Marius Vivier Merle, 69003, Lyon, 2nd, 4th Croix-Rousse, 7th Gerland, 8th Bachut or 9th St-Rambert. How Much: FREE
Lyon Kayak – it’s a great weekend of entertainment and challenge, punctuated by a descent of the Saone through Lyon. Rent a two-seater canoe when you register or come with your own equipment, kayak, canoe, Stand Up Paddle, canoe … and discover Lyon in a new light. There are 2 courses on Lyon Kayak: 14 km: Discovery (for the general public) and Chrono 14 (for the competition). 21 km: For athletes (Competition). When: 22 and 23.09.2018, Where: For all, the departure is located in Rochetaillée-sur-Saône, on the left bank, just above the “guinguettes” and the arrival on the docks of Confluence. How Much: FREE to watch, prices here to participate
Natexpo is the international trade fair for organic professionals, organized every year to support the development of the organic market and strengthen the representativeness of the various organic regions of France. It is the first B2B trade show in France. 700 expected exhibitors, 9 animations, 2 new spaces: Retail Expert & Le LabInfos pratiques. When: 23 – 24.09.2018, 9am – 6pm; Where: Eurexpo, Boulevard de l’Europe (entrée visitors), 69686 Chassieu; How Much: FREE order here, otherwise 50 Euro
A sugar, please! – Le Sugar is a panoramic rooftop that, as its name suggests, promises us the delicious, gourmet moments. Independence and artistic requirement, here is the bias of the association Arty Farty who created this place open to all audiences. A real place for sharing experiences with innovative programming in the field of electro and indie music … a contemporary and convivial place, which paradoxically has nothing watered down! Concerts, festivals, club evenings but also brunch, workshops or workshops for children. Where: Open Wed from 6.30pm-10pm, Fri until 1h, Sat from 11pm-5am, Sun from 4 pm to 11 pm; 50 Quai Rambaud – 69002 Lyon 2nd; How Much: FREE
Lyon Game Show + Comic Gone – The Toulouse Game Show is now exported to Lyon with the very first edition of LGS (Lyon Game Show)! This grand salon will offer you a whole program of concerts, cosplay parades, a space dedicated to Japanese culture, board games, video games, screenings, and quizzes. The event will be paired with Comic’Gone: a comics convention by and for enthusiasts, and also for amateurs, the curious, organized by the association BdCinéGoodies. When: 22 – 23.09.2018; Where: Halle Tony Garnier, 20 place Docteurs Charles et Christophe Mérieux, 69007 Lyon; How Much: 15€ (25€ for 2 days)
Biennale de la Danse – Welcome to the 18th Biennale of the dance of Lyon. A European, technological, popular and experimental edition! 42 shows, including 27 French premieres and premieres, in the Métropole and in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. In this 18th edition, Dominique Hervieu proposes to explore with a dozen creators the dialogue between dance and image, dance and new technologies and opens the plateaux to those, international and emerging artists who make the current creation. Alongside the shows, the Biennale organizes conferences, debates, and workshops. Image and dance, an ever-renewed historical complicity, with a focus on innovation and new technologies. When: 11 – 30.09.2018; Where: different locations; How Much: from € 7 for more dance and for all! Curious Pass: 3 shows for the price of 2 full prices! 3 shows at 57 € / 28,50 € for those under 26. VR Pass: 2 shows in Virtual Reality for 10 € instead of 14 €. Book here: Billetterie en ligne
Festival Parole Ambulante – 23rd Word Ambulante festival, organized on the theme “I had a dream”, echoing the many commemorations of the year 2018, including the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. For 8 days, writers and artists, including the writer Eugène Durif, sponsor of this edition, meet to offer unprecedented performances in different places, each evening, to better disseminate the poetic word, in all its forms and in all his states. When: 29.09 – 06.10. 2018; Where: different locations; How Much:
BikExpo by Sportair is the 5th edition of the cycle trade show. The fair gives a global vision of the market supply cycle to retailers. It allows professional visitors to save valuable time by grouping their purchases with the main suppliers. Organized on the same dates and in the same exhibition area, Sport-Achat and BikExpo benefit from a real synergy and offer you a cross-product range of outdoor and cycle products. When: 10. – 11.09.2018; Where: Eurexpo, Boulevard de l’Europe (entrée visitors), 69686 Chassieu; How Much: FREE, get your ticket here
Sport-Achat by SPORTAIR, the unique leading show in France, which brings together the biggest players in the sports market. It offers a wide selection of brands in the hardware, footwear, apparel, accessories, store equipment and services markets. SPORT-ACHAT Lyon is dedicated to all outdoor sports, with a particular focus on mountain sports: hiking, trail climbing etc. When: 10. – 11.09.2018; Where: Eurexpo, Boulevard de l’Europe (entrée visitors), 69686 Chassieu; How Much: FREE, get your ticket here
Concert of the Orchestre National de Lyon de Lyon – In order to close these European Heritage Days in style, the Auditorium-Orchester National de Lyon is offering a large free concert conducted by Nikolaj Znaider. When: 16.09.2018 at 4 pm; Where: Auditorium – Orchestre National de Lyon, 149 rue Garibaldi, 69003 Lyon; How Much: FREE, booking from 28.08
Les Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon – Come to explore new complicities, new materials, presented by many ceramists who sought to push the limits of their creation by inventing new works associating the earth with other materials from the world of textiles, basketry, embroidery. Basically, it is an impressive fair of ceramic artworks. When: 08 – 09.09.2018, 9am – 6pm; Where: Cour de l’école des Lazaristes, Place Saint Jean; How Much: FREE
Palette des talents – Over 30 painters and sculptors present their work which we can buy. There are many animations organized, so that the creators and the public communicate The public votes to choose the preferable artist recognized artists. When: 1st Sunday of the month from 9am – 1am from March to December 2018; Where: corner of 53 rue de la Republique – 69160 Tassin-la-Demi-Lune; How Much: FREE
Festival Tout l’ Mode Dehors – Like every year, Lyon moves, sings, swings and vibrates with hundreds of events in all the boroughs! So, go on a discovery tour of the free and outdoor art events. When: From 21/06 to 01/09/2018. Dates to be confirmed; Where: Various places in Lyon; How Much: FREE
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.
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€
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
Guided tour of the Departmental Archives – Guided 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
Exhibition “L’ Art d’aimer”– An exhibition on the work of writing a comic book scenario inspired by Ovid’s Art of Loving, as part of Lyon BD Festival. When: Every day from 11am -6pm, From June 1st, 2018 until September 2, 2018; Where: Lugdunum – Roman Museum and Theaters, 17 rue Cléberg, Lyon 5th Arrondissement; How Much: Full price: 4.00, FREE for job seekers and under 18
Passeurs d’Images with CinéDuchère – The CinéDuchère, through the Passeurs d’Images initiative, invites you to attend a series of outdoor screenings in various locations in the capital of Gaul, in July and August. When: From June 29 to September 1, 2018; Where: different locations in Lyon. Read more here; How Much: FREE
Photographic walks “Portraits of the city” – In 2018, Lyon celebrates the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the historic site of Lyon as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for its character and universal value. On this occasion, take part in the photographic walks: take a walk, photograph and exhibit!. Your image may be chosen for the exhibition place Antonin Poncet!There will be 14 dates of walks will be proposed from April 8 to July 8 around 4 major themes of inspiration: In the intimacy of the river; Origins of a confluence; The city challenges the river; The city between 2 hills. Post your photo online on lyon.fr before July 11 (It must be at least 3400 x 5100 pixels and 100 DPI; Maximum file size: 10 MB). The selected “Portraits de Ville” will be exhibited at Place Antonin Poncet during the European Heritage Days on September 15 and 16 and until the end of November 2018. When: 8.04 – 08.07; Where: Lyon; How much: FREE with the limited places available. Register here
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, a 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 – 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
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 €
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€
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