A little bit of rain isn’t going to keep us indoors!

It’s not all sunshine and blue skies at the moment (thankfully for nature!), so here are some ideas for things to see and do while staying out of the rain, cold or snow.

Let the sun take a holiday
Save jogging in the park, walks along the riverbanks and outdoor markets for when the sun returns, which may be sooner thank you think! Today is rainy and you’ll need an umbrella.

If you don’t feel like staying in bed with a good book, there are many alternatives on offer… You can take your mind off the weather by visiting the indoor food market Les Halles de Lyon, seeing one of the shows, films or exhibitions on your list (don’t put it off!), or trying an indoor activity or spa. 

Don’t let the grey skies get you down.

Our current favourites

Is the sun being shy? Make sure you stay dry!

Headdresses from around the World, Antoine de Galbert’s donation

From the 6th of June 2019 to the 15th of March 2020, the Musée des Confluences dips into the fascinating world of headdresses.

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Laureen © Laurence Papoutchian

Lego® exhibition at Mini World

Following the success of the Star Wars exhibition, a new and original LEGO® exhibition is arriving at Mini World Lyon. Immerse yourself in the...

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Laetitia Di Crocco

Yves Saint Laurent

From the 9th of November 2019 to the 8th of March 2020, at the Musée des Tissus (Textile Museum), enjoy a unique exhibition on a major couturier of...

By Isabelle

Isabelle Fournet

Cirque Imagine’s 2019 Christmas Circus


Every year, visitors take a seat under the Cirque Imagine Big Top to marvel at the magic of Christmas!From 21 December to 5 January, why not stop by...

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Laetitia Di Crocco

Things to see and do on rainy days (or on any day for that matter!)

Find shelter!

Is it raining? Make the most of it to visit a museum, choose a workshop or indoor activity, or treat yourself with food, pampering or shopping!

Indoor activities

Do you ever get a rush of adrenaline or feel the need for excitement? Is the adventurer in you trying to break free? Don't fight it!

Tours and workshops

Here, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn, experiment, or uncover the secrets of the city, the arts, the sciences and...


True repositories of human genius through the ages, museums abound with knowledge, creativity, beautiful objects, accounts and discoveries.

Workshops & DIY

Got time on your hands and suddenly fancy doing something different and unusual?

Cookery lessons and food & drink tasting

Lyon is the capital of gastronomy, and any excuse is a good excuse to pitch in and help! With these cookery lessons and food and drink tasting...

Wellness and spa

Taking care of yourself is important... and so enjoyable!

Shopping Centres & Department Stores

Check out the Part-Dieu, Confluence and Carré de Soie shopping centres… You'll probably come away weighed down by shopping bags... but you’ll no...

Tea rooms and coffee shops

Get the day off to a good start, or take a well-deserved rest in a snug setting after shopping or visiting a museum, with well-sourced teas and...

Expand your cultural horizons!

Cheer yourself up with a film, show, concert or exhibition!


Live art with a capital "L" – like Lyon! Dance, theatre and circus... for young and old alike!


Lyon is the birthplace of cinema, so obviously there's no question of you ever getting bored with such an extensive selection of events for film...

Live music & concerts

With classic and contemporary music, electro, rock, dub and not to forget traditional French music and French pop... Lyon has music and concerts to...


Attend private viewings, exhibitions, fairs and fine art auctions, if you'd like to glimpse what the art world has to offer in Lyon, we have...

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