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What to do in Lyon in March?

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Last updated date : 27/02/2024

March signals the beginning of spring in Lyon. And it’s not just the plants that begin to blossom; you’ll find a wealth of things to do and shows to see. Here are a few ideas for ways to enjoy the Lyon metropolitan area in March.

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Music and concerts in Lyon in March

In March, music lovers celebrate contemporary French chanson with ‘Les Chants de Mars’. Since 2007, this festival has offered a superb line-up that highlights emerging artists, in venues throughout the metropolitan area.

shows in Lyon in March

The month of March has an excellent offering, including a programme for young audiences and amazing shows for adults.

Cinema in Lyon in March

A number of film festivals are held in the Lyon metropolitan area in March, such as ‘Écrans Mixtes’, which celebrates queer cinema, and ‘Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique & Latino-Américain’, an Iberian and Latin American film festival that has been held at Le Zola in Villeurbanne since 1984.

A month of sports in Lyon

In March, as the warm weather returns, the Lyon metropolitan area limbers up for sports! Each year, the Lyon Urban Trail (A.K.A. LUT) offers a different way to see the city, as does the spectacular rollerblading event Lyon Roller Open.

La foire de Lyon

Lastly, at the end of March, the ‘Foire de Lyon’ is held. 
The history of this fair goes back to the Middle Ages. It reappeared in its contemporary form in 1916. Édouard Herriot, former Mayor of Lyon, used to say that the fair was the place to “do as much business as possible, with as little time, space and cost as possible.” Today, the Foire de Lyon is held in Eurexpo and attracts more than 200,000 curious visitors each year.


Discover France’s third largest fair. Meet the professionals you need to develop and carry out all of your home projects, for the interior and exterior, from furniture to art and design decor, kitchens and bathrooms, home improvement and renovation, gardens, swimming pools and wellness.

You can also explore the shopping area with its many shops, product demonstrations, gastronomic food and exhibitors from around the world.

Chat with the traditional restaurateurs and taste the many and varied specialities on offer – a treat for the taste buds!

Five special and free days are planned, as well as various activities.

Practical information

Address

Avenue Louis Blériot - 69680 Chassieu

Prices

Full price: 6 to 8 €, Reduced price: 5 to 6 €.

Openings

From 22/03 to 01/04/2024, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

Accessibility

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs