Cultural open day.

Head off to explore the city on 21 and 22 September 2019.

 Archives | Last updated date : 24/09/2019

Every year, 12 million of you (more or less) patiently await this weekend in September. Because while some are sad to see summer come to an end, others see it as a way to make the holidays last longer

For 2 days, France’s heart beats to the rhythm of culture and discovery, the only moment of the year when you can go behind the scenes of the city of Lyon. It’s a unique opportunity to explore buildings, places, etc. that are usually closed to the public.

The theme chosen by Lyon this year - “Living” - offers the opportunity to better understand the city through not only its architectural but also living and intangible heritage. There’s something for everyone!

And since we’re talking about cultural open days, with you in mind we’re offering cut-price guided tours organised by OnlyLyon Tourism and Conventions specially for the event: Remember to reserve!


Laureen is sociability incarnate (yes, now you know that sociability has bangs). Always pleasant with a smile on her face, she likes being around other people (who also feel the same) and sharing her top tips for the best places to be!

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