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Lyon's top 3 events of the year


Lyon is a lively city with plenty going on, so you have to make the most of it! Looking for an event to broaden your horizons or transform your outings into something unforgettable? To help you make the most of student life, here's a little guide to Lyon's unmissable events!


1.La Fête des Lumières: a magical exhibition with millions of visitors

Fête des Lumières is the most important event of the year, and one every Lyon local is proud of. On the evening of 8th December artists from all over the world light up iconic building façades and monuments around the city in this unique spectacle. Every year, this cult event attracts over 4 million visitors. If there's one student event in Lyon you shoudn't miss, it's this!


2.Les Nuits Sonores: a key event on the electronic music scene

Make some noise! France's number one festival for independent electronic culture takes over Lyon's monuments for four days with a unique experience. Every year, more than 130,000 French and international visitors attend the Nuits Sonores to soak up the party atmosphere. A fan of electronic music looking for an original immersive experience? Les Nuits Sonores is THE event on the electronic music calendar!


3.Les Nuits de Fourvière: an incredible festival that takes place in Lyon's ampitheatres.

Other events add to the city's attractive cultural wealth. Since 1948, Les Nuits de Fourvière have been putting on theatre, music, dance, film and circus performances. This great event takes place over several months in Lyon's amphitheatres, at the foot of the idyllic Fourvière hill. Every summer, the festival enchants more and more spectators from around the world with its incredible setting.

Planning on going yet? Don't forget to block out the dates on your calendar!

By Nahuel Pedroso - Marketing and Innovation Manager

Driven by nostalgia for my student years, I am constantly looking for information and tips to simplify students' lives. My goal is to share these discoveries to help students in their academic journey.