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What to do in Lyon in February?

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Last updated date : 08/01/2024

Don’t let the winter weather put you off; wrap up warm and set off to discover the Lyon metropolitan area. The good news is that there’s a packed schedule of things to see and do, with live music, exhibitions and shows, including ideas for days out with kids during the winter holidays.

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Music and concerts in Lyon in February

Whatever you do in February, make sure you don’t miss Wintower! Do you eagerly look forward to Woodstower each year? If so, then you’ll love Wintower, the winter version of the summer festival. The programme includes an excellent selection of urban and electronic music, as well as the cream of talent from the local scene and beyond.

Shows in Lyon in February

Night still falls early in February, so make the most of it to see some evening shows.

Exhinitions in Lyon in February

Make your way to the metropolitan area’s museums and galleries to warm up while enjoying an exhibition after exploring the streets of Lyon.

What to do in Lyon in February with your children?

This is also the month of the winter holidays. What to do with kids in Lyon in February? You can go to the cinema thanks to ‘Cinematokid’, a programme for young audiences run by the Institut Lumière, see a show as a family at the Opera House or at Théâtre Comédie Odéon, let your children take part in fun workshops at Soierie Vivante (an association that safeguards silk heritage in Lyon)… Your children won’t have time to get bored. 

Gourmet February

Lastly, don’t let February pass by without treating yourself to Lyon’s sweet fritters known as ‘bugnes’! Are they better crispy or soft? This is a hotly disputed topic in Lyon, but they’re delicious either way! 



Bugnes craquantes © Sébastien Hovaguimian / 1567613260 - Shutterstock


The Bugne, crispy or soft?