Palais de Bondy

Palais de Bondy, Lyon 5

The Palais de Bondy was built between 1902 and 1904 on the former site of the Jeu de Paume, where it is rumoured that Molière, who lived in Lyon around 1650, wrote and played "The Bungler" (L'étourdi) for the first time. This is why the name of the celebrated playwright has been given to the theatre in the Palais de Bondy – the Salle Molière – which is renowned for its excellent acoustics and mainly used for chamber music recitals. The Théâtre de Guignol puppet theatre is on the Rue Louis-Carrand side, whilst the first floor features a series of exhibition rooms, mainly dedicated to art.

Les Fabuloscopes


Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 from 8 pm to midnight


The atrium of the Palais de Bondy is the venue for the Camaraderie’s exhibition of Fabuloscopes, inspired by those 19th century inventions known as zoetropes and praxinoscopes that generated the first moving images in 1834. The machines, which have been customised a tad by modern technology, explore the mechanical principle of these optical toys, and invite spectators to turn the wheel that surrounds them. Once they’ve been set in motion, the three structures start scrolling through images that transform into animations.
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