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

I also love MAY!

lyon in mayNot only because of all the interesting things to do in Lyon but because it’s a proper beautiful spring time. And so if there weren’t any events and festivals happening  in Lyon, you would never get bored here. Because the beautiful Lyon in May offers itself so many things to do in spring LINK and on top of that, there are other interesting activities which I collected for you belove. So have a look at my list of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In Lyon In May.  Can you add anything else?

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

Fête Renaissance 2018

Fête Renaissance 2018 Every year for the past 31 years, the Compagnie des Pennons de Lyon organizes a Renaissance party to celebrate the fact that the Pennons formed a civil organization to defend the city. For the occasion, the Place Bellecour becomes a Renaissance village, the Gadagne museum provides an exceptional program and there is also a big parade with the dances, artisans in the streets of Lyon, historical shows, balls. When: 24 – 27. 05.2018; Where: the Place Bellecour; How Much: FREE

European Nights of the MuseumsLa Nuit des Musees a Lyon – Every year, the European Night of Museums is an opportunity to enjoy original activities and museum visits for free an during the night: theatrical tours, illuminations, treasure hunts, creative workshops, demonstrations of know-how, tastings … not to mention the events specially designed for young audiences. When: on the night of 19/20.05.2018. Where: all the museums of Lyon; How Much: FREE

Lyon Fourvière Exposition – Aqua L’Invention des Romans– Discover the invention of the Romans. How was water captured, conveyed, distributed and evacuated to the Roman world? What technical means were implemented? What place do the remains of water monuments have in today’s landscape? The exhibition brings together a presentation of archaeological objects, models, reconstructions, videos and photographs to discover the water cycle and its multiple uses in Lugdunum, 2000 years ago. Where: Lugdunum – Roman Museum and Theaters 17 rue Cléberg, 69005 Lyon; When: Every day except Monday from 11 am – 6 pm until 6.05.2018; How Much: 7 €; FREE for Job seekers, under 18s, Children  under 12s.

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 €.

WHAT’S UP LYON? – It is the new English speaking humor event in Lyon! Stand up, comedy, sketch and improvisation. Lots of laugh guaranteed! When: 27.02.2018, 27.03.2018, 24.04.2018, 26.05.2018 from 8.30pm to 9.45pm, How Much: 10 €; Where:.Le Complexe,7 rue des Capucins 69001 Lyon 1er

Gypsy Lyon Festival

Gypsy Lyon Festival – Unusual Lyon festival which offers the travel through the gypsy music and culture. So it’s not only music concerts but also the typical, traditional circus show to see with family! Many artists are invited: musicians, comedians, painters, photographers who share the passion for gypsy culture. When: 24-27.05.2018; Where: district of Croix-Rousse; How Much: FREE

Randonnée Générations Roller

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?

La Traversée de Lyon en aviron

La Traversée de Lyon en aviron – Organized by the Union Nautic Rowing Lyon, La Traversée de Lyon en aviron is a crossing of Lyon, which gathers more than 200 rowers.They swim along the Saône river on the route of 35 kilometers. Come and watch one of the biggest sport events in Lyon. Where: Departure Ile Barbe confluence; When: Sunday 1st of May, departure at 9:30 am; How Much: FREE

OPENPARC lyon - Vélodrome Georges Préveral du Parc de la Tête dOrOpen Park Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – Do you like tennis? So here you are! With the announcement of these 3 players in the Top 15 worldwide, the Open Park Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 2018 is back in Lyon. Where: Vélodrome “Georges Préveral” du Parc de la Tête d’Or, Cité Internationale – Parc de Gerland – Lyon 7ème; When: 19.05 – 26.05.2018; How Much: different, depending on the place. Here you can check and buy them.

Vélodrome Georges Préveral du Parc de la Tête dOr 1

Art & Decoration Fair – The first Art & Decoration exhibition in Lyon which is the opportunity to gather all the fans, know-how, brands and trades around this theme. When: 24 – 27.05.2018, 10am- 7pm; Where: 20 place Doctors Charles and Christophe Mérieux – Lyon 7th; How Much: It seems FREE!

Art & Decoration Fair -

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 €

Collection expo in MAC Musee

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 €

Andy Warhol

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 € Musee de Confluence - touaregs

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 € Musee Confluence - Hugo Pratt

La ville 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 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, 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.

Stamp Market – Collecting stamps or not, come and see over 30 exhibitors who will be selling the stamps here in Lyon. When: Every Sunday from 08:30 to 12:30; Where: Place Bellecour, Lyon 69002; How Much: FREE

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 18Adel Abdessemed: The antidote

The Middle Earth Expo – The Institute of Contemporary Art invites the artists Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham for a specific project around the Mediterranean. Where: Institute of Contemporary Art – IAC 11 rue Docteur Dolard 69100 Villeurbanne; When: From 02.03 to 27.05.2018, open Wednesday to Friday from 2pm – 6pm and the weekend from 1pm – 7pm; How Much: 6 – 4€, FREE for under 18s, job seekers.


Nuits Sonores The Electronic Music Festival in Lyon. It’s one of the most adventurous of urban festivals in Europe  DJs from France and around the world will perform this year in our city. Where: many places of Lyon, see here; When: 6 – 13.05.2018; How Much: starting from 33 €

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 €

Discover the remains of Christian Basilica OF SAINT-LAURENT de ChoulansLearn more about this at the museum gallo-romain where the expo is presented. As well as admire it in a tunnel access loop, where this ensemble dating back to early Christian times was first excavated in 1947. The remains are visible from several points of view. Where: 41 quai Fulchiron 69005 Lyon 5ème, When: 1.02.2018, 1.03.2018, 5.04.2018, 3.05.2018 from 3pm – 4pm; How Much: FREE;

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€lyon in may

Did you find something interesting here? So what are actually your plans for MAY?

*** 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!


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