Only Lyon - Tourism and Conventions

When the tale is told...

Lyon was born 2000 years ago ! This old lady has much to tell us and many secrets hidden behind the old walls and in the old streets. Passionate lyonnais people tell you all you need to know about the great history of this amazing city !.


Discovering the heritage of the Canuts

Bringing an old weaving workshop in the Croix-Rousse area back to life, teaching children to use looms, and explaining the heritage of Lyon's silk workers, or 'Canuts': Soierie Vivante pays homage to the silk tradition - an astonishing world waiting to be discovered!


A meeting with a former member of the French resistance

Having joined the resistance at 16 years of age, Denise Lallich is one of the precious remaining witnesses to the events of the wartime years, and a speaker at the Resistance and Deportation History Centre (theCentre d’histoire de la résistante et de la déportationor CHRD). She tells us about her time in Lyon’s resistance networks.


Lyon and all that jazz

As an associative venue since 1948, the Hot Club witnessed the early years of jazz and has welcomed all the great names (its honorary president is Duke Ellington). Still run by a pioneering spirit, this is today the perfect place to discover the talents of tomorrow in a warm and relaxed atmosphere… 


Melodious lunch breaks at the opera house

At lunchtime on Wednesdays and Fridays, the opera house opens the doors of its amphitheatre to young artists for free concerts… a great opportunity to discover new talents in an atmosphere that's conducive to exchange.


The ONL: one of the world’s leading orchestras

Leonard Slatkin has been Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon since 2011. Here, he tells us of his day-to-day work managing Lyon’s orchestra. 


Come and visit Lyon!

And if you want more ... come and visit !


My experience in Lyon

My view and experience while living in Lyon


The Théâtre Guignol

Damien Weiss, Sculptor for the Maison Guignol Theatre

Guignol is always cheerful: the kind of person who spreads a smile wherever he goes.

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