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

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

November is the less sexy month I can think of. Not yet beautiful white winter but cold, grey, mostly raining period of time which I do not appreciate. So if I wouldn’t be in my beloved Lyon, I could struggle with some blue moods. But I found a way to overcome them…just getting busy with all the interesting activities and events happening in Lyon. Check them out yourself and say no to blue moods.

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

ID d’Art: Crafts market – the Salon des Créateurs will host nearly 80 exhibitors from the worlds of Fashion, Art, Decoration and Design. Home. When: 23 to 25 November 2018; Where: L’Embarcadère 13 bis quai Rambaud – 69002 Lyon; How Much:  6 €

ID d’Art: Crafts market –

Lyon Whiskey Festival – is the Lyon event entirely dedicated to the world of whiskey!  When: Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 November 2018 at 7 PM; Where: Palais de la Bourse Palais de la Bourse – 69002 Lyon; How Much: 35 €

Lyon Whiskey Festival

Salon des Aquarellistes Lyonnais – organized by the Lyon Cultural Association ‘Society of Aquarellists Lyonnais’ an event where many artists are gathered in this painting of Lyon. When: Next edition in the second fortnight of November 2018. Dates to be confirmed; Where: Espace Berthelot – Berthelot Center 16 avenue Berthelot – 69007 Lyon; How Much: FREE

Salon des Aquarellistes Lyonnais

Lyon Gastronomic Fair – for the 2nd edition, the show is open to all players in the agri-gastronomic sector. A festive and convivial event, the Salon Gastronomique de Lyon will invite visitors to taste and buy the products that will be presented to them. When: Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2018; Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions Avenue Louis Blériot – 69680 Chassieu; How Much: from 5 €

Salon Gastronomique Lyon

Christmas Market – there are a thousand things to see, to discover, to experience the Christmas Market in Lyon. This small village of 140 wooden chalets illuminated and shimmering comes every year make to Lyon. When: 24/11 to 24/12/2018 daily; Where: Place Carnot Place Carnot – 69002 Lyon; How Much: FREE

Marche de Noel Lyon

Salon Vivez Nature – your natural BIO market with the colors of autumn. A festival of flavors, a sweet break, pleasures and well-being on the 4-day menu. When: From Friday 16 to Monday 19 November 2018; Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions Avenue Louis Blériot – 69680 Chassieu; How Much: FREE

Salon Vivez Nature

Lyon SuperCross – 40 top-level drivers for a spectacular competition: double, triple jumps, tight turns are gathered for the 14th Supercross. Thrills guaranteed for all enthusiasts and extreme sports fans. When: From Friday 23 to Saturday 24 November 2018; Where: Palais des Sports 350 avenue Jean Jaurès – 69007 Lyon; How Much: Prices not available.

Lyon SuperCross

Silk market the new edition of Silks Market: off sale of coupons, scarves, ties, neckties, squares, scarves and fashion products Made in Lyon. Four days to discover unique items at reasonable prices, to meet manufacturers , designers, enthusiasts and professionals who have managed to combine tradition and advanced technology to create ever more beautiful fabrics and more innovative. When: From Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 November 2018; Where: Palais du Commerce & Bourse 20 rue de la Bourse – 69002 Lyon ; How Much:  4 €, child : free of charge

Silk market -

Lyon Urban trail by night – 8, 12 or 26 km of urban trails by night, along the right bank of the Saône, and the hills of Fourvière and Sainte-Foy. This is a fantastic urban experience and a great way to prepare for the SaintéLyon race. When: Saturday 3 November 2018 at 7.30 PM. Date to be confirmed; Where: Théâtre de l’Odéon 6 rue de l’Antiquaille – 69005 Lyon ; How Much:?

Lyon Urban trail by night

Equita’Lyon has become the meeting point for all horse-riding fanatics, and the event hasn’t stopped growing: nearly 700 exhibitors, 2000 horses. When: From Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018; Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions Avenue Louis Blériot – 69680 Chassieu; How Much: from 21 €


Salon MineraLyon Showcases of the finest minerals and fossils, precious stones and meteorites gathered around the world, the must of collections are presented by experts exhibitors, with a large variety of shapes, colors and materials. When: Friday 9 November 2018 – Saturday 10 November 2018, Dates to be confirmed; Where: Espace Tête d’Or – Centre de Congrès, 103 boulevard Stalingrad – 69100 Villeurbanne; How Much:?

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Sous les paves la vigne – the 5th edition of the Lyon contemporary and natural wine show. When: From Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 November 2018 between 10 AM and 7 PM; Where: The Palais de la Bourse,  69002 Lyon 2ème; How Much:?

Sous les paves la vigne

Mer et Vigne Faire – Forty exhibitors from different regions of France are present to help you discover their gastronomic specialties (wines, local and sea products, cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, foie gras or olive oil). When: From Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 November 2018 ; Where: La Palmeraie de la Tour, Route de Lozanne – 69890 La Tour-de-Salvagny; How Much: Adult: 3 €.

Mer et Vigne Faire

Chocolate Fair the  world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate, with its 20th annual edition in France and abroad, returns to the capital of gastronomy to celebrate chocolate. The Chocolate Show makes you discover a lot of fun and delicious chocolate animations: culinary demonstrations, tastings, cooking workshops, space dedicated to children, the famous parade of chocolate dresses, and many other surprises. When: From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November 2018; Where: The Lyon Convention Center, 50 quai Charles de Gaulle Cité Internationale – 69006 Lyon 6ème; How Much: Adult: from 18 €, Child (3-12 years): from 10 €.

Chocolate Fair

Salon des Z’Arts Zen When: From Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November 2018; Where: Espace de l’Ouest Lyonnais, 2 Bis rue Nicolas Sicard – 69005 Lyon; How Much: 3 €

Salon des Z'Arts Zen

Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 – as every year, the Jeunes Agriculteurs du Rhône organise a series of festivities aroJapan Touch - Asian Fair und the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau in Lyon. Salon des Z'Arts Zen Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 When: 15 November 2018; Where: different places; How Much: FREE

Japan Touch – Asian Fair – from the art of prints to animation, from samurai to mechas  = Japanese pop culture. 200 exhibitors in one fair unique in Europe: arts, traditions & culture of Asia. When: 17 to Sunday 18 November 2018; Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions, Avenue Louis Blériot – 69680 Chassieu; How Much: from 15 € (2 days pass).

Marathon International du Beaujolais – the 13th Marathon International du Beaujolais, ranked amongst the top 10 marathons in France, and one of the top five festive races in the country.A race between Vineyards and Castles (Corcelles, Pizay, Ravatys…)When: Saturday 17 November 2018; Where: 69820 Fleurie,  from Fleurie en Beaujolais to Villefranche sur saône; How Much: ?

Marathon International du Beaujolais

Les Créateurs du Plateau (art market) – Sale of creations by artists from both the 4th arrondissement in Lyon and Caluire: accessories, paintings, clothes, etc. When: On the 1st Sunday and 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 am to 1 pm; Where: In front of la Mairie du 4ème, 133 Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse – 69004 Lyon 4ème

Marathon International du Beaujolais Les Créateurs du Plateau (art market)

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

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 €

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 by 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 DaVinici Expo18h 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

Himalayan parties, the last ones Kalash – the exhibition presents the Kalash people, a community in northwest Pakistan that has a sacred relationship with the natural world. When: 23/10/2018 to 01/12/2019; Where: Musée des Confluences, 86 quai Perrache – 69002 Lyon; How Much: from 9 €Himalayan parties, the last ones Kalash

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 60

La vogue des marronsEvery year for the past 150 years it is being organised 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

Yokainoshima, spirits of JapanThe 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 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

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:

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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