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.

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! We have exactly...

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. Museums...

Workshops & DIY

Got time on your hands and suddenly fancy doing something different and unusual? How about taking part in a woodworking, sewing or even recycling...

Cookery lessons and tastings

In Lyon, the capital of gastronomy, any excuse is good enough to get your hands dirty! Learn the tricks of the trade, cooking secrets and chefs'...

Wellness and spa

Taking care of yourself is important... and so enjoyable! Give yourself a moment of relaxation... after a shopping trip, a seminar or a long walk...

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...


Exhibitions of contemporary art, heritage and history, science and culture: discover all the temporary exhibitions of museums and cultural places in...

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