Well, for me it has already started long time ago and this is what I love about Lyon – the weather. Well, you could complain that it changed and the winter become colder and the summer is too hot but wait a minute…look into the Lyon’s sky and you understand all. It is the most beautiful blue sky you can wish for! Look into the Lyon’s parks and streets to see how green and colorful the city is thanks to the green spots and beautiful flowers and trees which are blossoming all spring and summer. So carry on with the summer in Lyon, the lovely weather and while preparing for a heat waves which usually arrive in Lyon during the proper summer, look what you can do in Lyon thanks to my new list of things to do and events to take part in Lyon in July 2018!
My List of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In Lyon in JULY!
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:
Usage autorisé – The exhibition of Guy Poirat’s art designed for the library of the 1st: halfway between sculpture and painting, plus the photography that he turns to make a surface of expression. Using metal, color, photo, collages and a whole mix of materials, he parodies the production of the industrial machines era. Guy Poirat was born in Montreal, has lived and worked in Lyon for more than 20 years. Defining himself as an “explorer of matter, through drawing” Guy Poirat continues and continues to refine this work of re-creation and transformation that will certainly lead him to experiment with other ways to express his dreams and fantasy. When: From 5.06 – 20. 07.2018, 10am- 7pm; Where: Bibliothèque du 1er arrondissement, 7 rue Saint-Polycarpe, 69001 Lyon; How Much: FREE
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?
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
Fetes escales – Hip Hop Music Festival in Lyon, When: Saturday 14 July 12pm – 7pm, Where: Parc Louis Dupic; Derrière la Mairie de Vénissieux 5 avenue Marcel-Houël – 69200 Vénissieux; How Much: FREE
Wine & Transat by Crozes-Hermitage – It is its 10th edition that offers aperitifs around an exclusive wine list, oenology classes and tasting workshops. When: From 10.07 to 01.08.2018, every Wednesday between 6pm – 1am; Where: Péniche La Plateforme, 12, rue Saint Polycarpe – 69001 Lyon 1er, 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
Jazz à Vienne – For the 38th edition Viennen celebrates the richness of Jazz music at the beginning of summer, continuing to mix genres, styles and generations. Each year, more than 200,000 festival-goers come to meet the 1,000 artists performing on all four stages. The Antique Theater, built in the 1st century, is the emblematic place of Jazz in Vienna. Its unique acoustics and history imprint provide an exceptional setting for the public and internationally renowned artists who perform there. Real mix between modernity and old, musical melting sincere, the rich festival of its diversity is plural and open to all. Full program of the festival Jazz à Vienne is here. When: 28.06 – 13.07. 2018; Where: in the heart of the festival in less than 20 minutes by train from Lyon, at the Théâtre Antique. How Much: buy your tickets here
Gregory Porter & the Lyon National Orchestra – Totally unknown to the general public eight years ago, the singer Gregory Porter quickly conquered America, then Europe, in the fall of 2010 with 1960 What ?, a protest song of more than nine minutes. When: 12.07.2018 at 20h30; Where: Auditorium Orchestre National de Lyon; How Much: 43 €, Billetterie
Bastille Day – the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. La Fête nationale is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 which was a turning point of the French Revolution well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests. When: 14.07.2018; Where: find your favourite spot to admire fireworks from the Basilique de Fourviere, I usually choose the bridge oppo; How Much: 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: 10 Euros
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 – 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
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 €
La Ville mode d’emploi, 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.
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 €
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
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 €
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