Lyon & the Rhône Valley entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Lyon

Le Sucre

Down in the Confluence neighbourhood, Lyon's most innovative club hosts DJs, live shows and eclectic arts events on its super-cool roof terrace atop a 1930s sugar factory, La Sucrière.
Jazz in Lyon

La Clef de Voûte

One of Lyon's most atmospheric music venues, La Clef de Voûte is set in a stone-walled, candelit cellar dating from the 18th century. Aside from an excellent line-up of live jazz, there's cheese and antipasti platte…
Stadium in Lyon

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

After decades of playing in the 1920s-built, 40,000-seater Stade de Gerland, Lyon's multichampionship-winning football team Olympique Lyonnais inaugurated its massive new 59,000-seat home stadium in early 2016, in t…
Jazz in Lyon

Bémol 5

In a handy Vieux Lyon location, this modern spot hosts live jazz in a comfy setting, with a full menu and sharing plates available. The music starts around 8.30pm most nights. To beat the €15 admission, come on Thur…
Puppet Theatre in Lyon

Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon

One of Lyon's most famous puppet theatres, Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon has a collection of about 300 puppets. As with many other puppet theatres, shows run just under an hour, and you'll be able to go backstage after…
Live Music in Lyon


Free summer concerts under the Opéra's arches, ranging from swing to blues and funk to jazz. Waiters circulate with drinks as the music plays. Hour-long sets start at 7pm, 8.15pm and 10pm; arrive early to snag a tab…
Cinema in Lyon

Hangar du Premier Film

This former factory and birthplace of cinema now screens films of all genres and eras in their original languages. From approximately June to September, the big screen moves outside.
Live Music in Lyon

Le Transbordeur

In an old industrial building near the Parc de la Tête d'Or's northeastern corner, Lyon's prime concert venue draws international acts on the European concert-tour circuit.
Live Music in Lyon

Hot Club de Lyon

Lyon's leading jazz club, around since 1948, has a stone-walled, cavelike interior that creates an intimate setting for live bands. Main acts take the stage around 9pm.
Puppet Theatre in Lyon

Guignol, un Gone de Lyon

A dedicated Guignol theatre in Croix Rousse. Puppeteers give audiences a behind-the-scenes peek at the props and puppets after certain performances.