Daytime visits

Mémorial National de la prison de Monluc

Montluc, des murs et des mots


Thursday 8 December

Guided tour

The Mémorial National takes you on a night-time journey through the former Montluc prison, using poetry to conjure up the lives of the men, women, and children held there between 1943 and 1944.
The event will also be an opportunity to launch the new Mémorial podcast: discover the character Marc Bloch and walk the corridors of the place where he was detained. A coproduction between the Mémorial National de la prison de Montluc and Mu’ethik.

Guided tours at 6:30 p.m. (with a French sign language interpreter), 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Reservations : - 0478536041

Mémorial National de la Prison de Montluc
4 rue Jeanne Hachette, 69003 Lyon

Slava's Snowshow

Slava's Snowshow at the Maison de la Danse


30 November to 11 December

The celebrated Slava’s Snowshow is back in Lyon with a stupendous, magical, burlesque performance, overflowing with glitter and feeling.
For over 25 years, Slava’s Snowshow has been the gold standard for clowning across the world. This is a wonderful journey through the snowy imagination of its creator, Slava Polunin, a show that invites us to laugh and cry as we live through the adventures of Assissaï, a sad, hairy clown in a yellow romper suit and red slippers. Children and adults alike will love this unique experience, where the set and the theatre itself are transformed into one big stage - and the finale with its colossal snowstorm is something never to be forgotten. As spectacular and irresistible as ever, Slava’s Snowshow unleashes a whirlwind of happiness in our hearts!

Show for all ages, recommended for children of 8 years and older.
Duration: 1 hour 45 mins. 
Tickets: €23 > €45.

Reservations on the Maison de la Danse website

Maison de la Danse
8 Avenue Jean Mermoz
69008 Lyon

Maison des Canuts

Maison des Canuts


From December 7 to 11

Guided tour of the silk-printing workshop

The Maison des Canuts offers guided tours including a weaving demonstration on an authentic Jacquard hand loom. Discover the history of the silk trade in Lyon !
Guided tour suitable for children over 8. Duration: 50 mins

- Wednesday 7 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Thursday 8 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
- Friday 9 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday 10 at 11 a.m., noon, 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
- Sunday 11 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Prices: Admission charge: adults €2 - students €1 - free for children under 11 / Guided tour: adults €8 - students €5 - free for children under 11.

Online reservation only

Guided tour of the Maison des Canuts and the slopes of the Croix-Rousse

After enjoying a guided tour of the Maison des Canuts and a silk-weaving demonstration, why not follow a trail of Lyon’s traboules - its famous secret passageways. Arrival point: place des Terreaux !
Duration: 2:30 hours Guided tour suitable for children over 8.

- Wednesday 7 at 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday 8 at 3:30 p.m.
- Friday 9 at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday 10 at 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday 11 at 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Prices: adults 16€ - student 10€ - children under 11: free

Online reservation only

Maison des Canuts
10/12 Rue d'Ivry
69004 Lyon

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, la lumière en peinture


8 to 11 December

Guided tour with commentary

The Festival of Lights is an opportunity to see the museum's collections in a new light. Veronese, Tintoretto, Rubens, Gauguin, Monet, Soulages... This is an exceptional visit that takes you from the Renaissance to contemporary art, giving you an insight into the way artists have used light in painting. Travel through the collections and see the various roles light has played in painting and the way it has been depicted across the ages.

And discover a story of darkness and light.

Guided tour with commentary at 3 p.m.

Please note, the museum will close at 5 p.m. during the Festival of Lights.

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
20,Place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon

Mairie du 7ème arrondissement de Lyon

Let's light up the 7th arrondissement town hall together !


Thursday 8 December

Local community event

The 7th arrondissement is bringing you a festive, friendly get-together, and this is the plan: 

  • Lighting up the façade of the town hall with candles
  • Musical interlude with a brass band in the square in front of the town hall
  • Drinks stand run by young people from the Maison de l’Enfance
  • Candle painting workshop

Mairie du 7ème arrondissement
16, Place Jean Macé
69007 Lyon




GlassArt2022 is a series of free events, open to all, taking place in locations on the Résonance network, part of Lyon's Contemporary Art Biennale. GlassArt2022 aims to showcase young glass-making talent and help artists make their way into the professional world by exhibiting their work alongside that of internationally-renowned contemporary artists and designers.


1 October to 11 December

Come and see this exhibition, spread out over 200 m² in the very heart of Lyon, featuring work from well-known artists, artisans, and designers, as well as up-and-coming talent.

Open house Monday to Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

25 Rue du Plat, 69002 Lyon


8 to 11 December

Throughout the Festival of Lights, glass, sound, and light come together to create an astonishing performance, where electronic music, light rays, and popular science converge around the medium of glass.

Open house 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1 rue Colonel Chambonnet
Lyon 2e

Nos utopies - Centre culturel allemand - Lyon

"Nos utopies", a French-German-Romanian student project


8 and 9 December

Dance and light show

« Nos utopies » is a participative, international, interdisciplinary, interactive piece exploring visions of the future, created by young dancers and lighting design and interactive technology students from Lyon, Leipzig, and Bucharest. Four interdisciplinary trinational groups give us their vision of the future, centred around specific themes: space, technology, the environment, and human relations. The show will run throughout the Festival of Lights, with each performance comprising a loop several minutes long, and spectators moving freely between the four installations within the Loft exhibition space on the ground floor of the Goethe-Institut.

Open house 8 p.m. to midnight.

Goethe-Institut Lyon - Centre Culturel Allemand
18 Rue François Dauphin, 69002 Lyon

Institut Lumière

Institut Lumière, museum and clearance sale


8 – 10 December


To mark the installation of Beacon in its gardens, the Lumière Museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

8 – 11 December / 17 – 18 December

Clearance sale

The Institut Lumière is also holding a sale of film memorabilia in the conservatory of the Lumière Museum.

Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 December: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 December: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Institut Lumière
25 rue du Premier Film, 69008 Lyon

Cétacés dans la Cité

Odysseus 3.1 et Le Maquis, "Cétacés dans la Cité"


8 – 10 December

Talks, photo exhibitions and sound art

Non-profit organisations Odysseus 3.1 and Le Maquis are joining forces to offer visitors an outstanding programme including talks, photo exhibitions and sound art.  Come and admire Thomas Monin’s Aurora, a monumental installation spanning 15 metres and an amazing photo exhibition with works by Vincent Maran and Laurence Fischer as well as the large-format photos of award-winning photographer Jean-Marc Blache (1st prize in the world Festival of Underwater Images in Antibes). Don’t forget the series of fascinating talks including a testimonial from poet-philosopher-naturalist Yves Paccalet, a long-time associate of Jacques Cousteau. The programme is accompanied by a bewitching soundtrack created by passionate phonographer and sound artist Julie Rousse.

Open house from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• 8 December at 7 p.m.: Vincent Maran and Laurence Fischer, members of Odysseus3.1
• 9 December at 7 p.m.: Jean-Marc Blache
• 10 December at 5 p.m.: Yves Paccalet & Thomas Monin

Maximum capacity: 30 people. Please register at:

Talks will be livestreamed on the Odysseus 3.1 and Le Maquis Facebook pages

Barge Eko Studio
40 Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon