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

March in Lyon – spring in Lyon?

Lyon in March

As I said before there is no boring month in Lyon. Finally we approached March so except of many cultural events in Lyon, there will be many interesting fairs, expos, salons and I do expect beautiful magnolia to start blossoming or is it too early? We shall see and in the meantime check out what you can do in Lyon in March. Please let me know if I missed anything.

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

Foire de LyonMeet about thousand exhibitors for 11 days for this International Fair in Lyon. The professionals will be divided according to different sectors (Furnishing, colors of the world, creation and decoration, kitchen-bath-big appliances, fashion-beauty-leisure, swimming pool and gardens, terroirs – wines and flavors, practical life etc) and organized according to different easily identifiable universe spaces: to equip oneself, to escape, to feel good, to breathe, to feast. The theme of the 2018 edition of the fair in Lyon is LONDON! Where: Eurexpo – Boulevard de l’Europe 69680 Chassieu; When: 23.03 – 2.04.2018; Open every day from 10am – 8pm. Two nights are organized until 10pm on Tuesday 27 and Friday, March 30, 2018.; How Much: 6 – 7.5€Foire de Lyon

The Middle Earth Expo The Middle Earth Expopo – 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.

Thermalies in Lyon –  The main thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, balneotherapy anLes Thermaliesd spa companies will present you their products and services and you will discover the benefits of seawater and spring on the body. Meet experts, choose your next treatments and benefit from offers and preferential rates during the show. Where: The Sugar; 49 – 50 quai Rambaud Confluence District 69002 Lyon; When: 2 – 4.03.2018 from 10am-6pm; How Much: 5 €. FREE entry when requested on the website.

Festival TransferFestival Transfer The music festival which revolves around an open-ended approach to current and independent music, flirting pop, folk, rock, post punk, electro, urban music. Where: The 1/3 Stalingrad Passenger Carrier 69100 Villeurbanne; When: 2 – 3.03.2018. How Much: 29,80 € (2-day pass from 47,30 € to 52,30 € ).

Salon Artisans d’Art Salon Artisans d’Art   Come to discover the secrets of manufacture, authentic craftsmanship during 2 days at Saint Cyr Mont d’Or! Tradition, conservation, restoration but also innovation. This edition will take place in the Vieilles Tours in the heart of the village, a former Romanesque church from the 12th century with a panoramic view of Lyon and its surroundings. Where: rue des écoles 69450 Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, When: F2 – 4.03. 2018. Fridays: 12 – 7pm, Saturday: 10qm – 7pm and Sunday: 10am – 6pm; How Much: FREE

Magic in LyonInternational Magic Festival – new edition. Come and see the magicians from all over the world such as Scott & Muriel – USA – with their new show style called the “Slapstick Magic”. Muriel is one of the best female clowns in the world. Have a chance to welcome in France: Alana, “the woman with 5 hands”,  and many more exceptional artists. Where: Labor Exchange Place Guichard Room Albert Thomas 69003 Lyon; When: 10 – 11.03.2018. Sat at 5pm and 8.30pm; Sun at 2pm; How Much: 48 – 36 €, Reduced price: 30 € (students, middle school, high school and people looking for work), Child: 26 € (up to 12 years).

Vinomedia – The wine trade fair is moving back to Lyon and once again offers wine connoisseurs an opportunity to celebrate the riches of the French vineyards. Come discover or re-discover nearly 60 winemakers from all over France. Where: Espace Tête d’Or – Congress Center 103 boulevard Stalingrad 69100 Villeurbanne; When: 2 – 4.03.2018. Fri .: 5pm-9pm, Sat .: 10am-7pm et Sun .: 10am – 6pm. How Much: € 2.50. FREE invitations on the site

Sportives L'Equipe photos“Sporting” exhibition Exhibition of rare photographs from the “L’Equipe” collections taken by the newspaper’s photo-reporters. Where: Gallery of the Institut Lumière 3 rue de l’Arbre-Sec, 69001 Lyon; When: Every day except Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 – 7pm; 24.01 – 25.03.2018; How Much: FREE

FESTIVAL SCIENCE ET MANGA : DEMAIN, LES ROBOTS – 9th edition of the Science and Manga Festival on the theme of the robots of tomorrow, at the University Library of Science in Lyon 1. Where: Domaine de la Doua 20 avenue Gaston Berger 69100 Villeurbanne; When: From 06/02 to 04/15/2018, every day. How Much: FREE

Exposition "Un carton !" à la galerie Spacejunk - Lyon. Spacejunk – “Super Hero” exhibition for which six international artists question the archetype of the superhero through sculpture, painting, drawing or photography. Where: Spacejunk Contemporary Art Center 16 rue des Capucins , 69001 Lyon; When: Every day except Mondays and Sundays from 2 pm to 7 pm, 2.02 – 31.03.2018;  How Much: FREE  

Exposition aqua l'invention-des-romainsLyon Fourviere Exposition – AQUA L’INVENTION DES ROMAINS – 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.

'Atlantis' show at the Halle Tony Garnier ‘Atlantis’ show at the Halle Tony Garnier – The company presents a brand new creation “Atlantis”, which will immerse you in the discovery of the lost city with a new and elegant choreography. The troupe will host Brian Joubert & Katrina Patchett’s exclusive Dance with the stars! Where: Halle Tony Garnier 20 place Doctors Charles and Christophe Mérieux 69007 Lyon; When: 9 -11.03.2018. Fri. at 8 pm Sat. at 2 pm and 5.30 pm Sun at 2 pm; How Much: 29 – 99 €.

CHILDREN’S 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: 7.00 €

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 €.

Men Mania – The event which is designed to let you discover know-how, present the latest creations in all the worlds that amuse men. A pop up store of a new kind! Where: La Sucrière 49 – 50 quai Rambaud Confluence District 69002 Lyon; When:  8 -10.03.2018. How Much: FREE for children under 12 years.

Men ManiaThe Bron Book Festival – It is a festival dedicated to contemporary literature (novel, poetry, comics etc). It gives the space to writers with more than 50 appointments (debates, round tables, meetings, dedications, shows and screenings). Where: Hippodrome de Parilly 4-6 avenue Mendès France 69500 Bron; When: 7 – 11.03.2018 from 10am to 8pm;  How Much: FREEThe Bron Book FestivalCrazy weekend After the success of the Happy Days of the Biennial 2016, we are invited to the Crazy Weekend! The Auditorium of Lyon and the Biennale join forces for an incredible weekend of events, creations, orchestras in concert etc. Where: Lyon Auditorium – Lyon National Orchestra (ONL) Place Charles de Gaulle 69003 Lyon; When: 2 – 4.03.2018 from 2pm – 11pm; How Much: from 3 to 30 €.Salondu2rouesSalondu2roues – This is a must-attend event which brings together nearly 28,000 participants from the world of motorbikes, scooters and quads. With over 200 exhibitors on more than 50 000m², the 2 wheelers show welcomes all major brands, equipment manufacturers, accessories, tour operators, associations etc. Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions Avenue Louis Bleriot 69680 Chassieu; When: 2.03.2018 from noon to 11pm., 3.03.2018 from 10am to 8pm, 4.03.2018 from 10am – 7pm; How Much: 12 to 14 €, FREE for children under 14 years old. Ticket valid for 1 day.Mahana Tourism Show

Mahana Tourism Show  – Take a tour at the Mahana Tourism Show to find your next vacation! Prepare your holidays, find your future destination abroad or in France or book your next cruise .The Tourism Fair presents a complete offer through more than 309 exhibitors. Full of animations, shows and thematic areas as well as interesting workshops. Where: Halle Tony Garnier 20 place Doctors Charles and Christophe Mérieux 69007: When: 2 – 4.03.2018 from 10am to 6pm. How Much: 8 €, FREE for children under 12 years old.

art3f art3f  – Come to the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Lyon! From all over Europe, renowned galleries, confirmed signatures and a young guard of exciting artists will be there. Where: Eurexpo – Parc des Expositions Avenue Louis Bleriot 69680; When: 2.03.2018 from 4pm -11pm. From 3 – 4.03.2018, 10am – 8pm; How Much: 10 €, FREE for kids

ON CARTOON DANS LE GRAND LYON –  Come to discover the richness and diversity of European animated cinema, in 28 cinemas of Lyon. So many opportunities to learn about the secrets of animation and appreciate the best of European production, for all ages! Where: Different  cinemas in Lyon; When: from mid February to early March 2018. Dates to be confirmed. How Much: Rates depend on the cinema

DISCOVER THE REMAINS OF CHRISTIAN BASILICA OF SAINT-LAURENT de CHOULANS  – Learn 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;WHAT'S UP LYON?

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

DISCOVER ANTIQUAILLE  – The new cultural space dedicated to the history and the birth of Christianity created by the association ECCLY (Cultural Space of Christianity in Lyon). Near the Basilica of Fourvière and its Museum of Religious Art, this new space helps to preserve  and restorate the crypt of mosaics, and other remarkable examples of the religious art of the XIX century in Lyon. Where: L’Antiquaille 49 montée Saint -Barthélémy Lyon 5e Arrondissement; When: Every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 2pm to 6 pm; How Much: 7.00 €  

LYON SUR LE 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€

Did you find something interesting here? So what are you actually doing IN MARCH?

*** 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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