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Happy New Year from Lyon Urban Adventures Team! 

And don’t worry… No matter how many nonsensical resolutions you have made for 2020 because we will suggest plenty of activities and events help you start the year in a perfect mood!


Cirque Imagine’s 2019 Christmas Circus 

For the ones who want to prolong the Christmas magic, take a seat under the Cirque Imagine Big Top for a sensational circus experience.

More than 20 tightrope walkers, jugglers, dancers, aerial acrobats, contortionists and clowns, coming from across the planet, will perform their original and innovative acts. For 2 hours, join them in this fantastic adventure, a perfect mixture of humour, magic and incredible performances. 

 A truly enchanting moment for the whole family, where old and young come together to be amazed by these incredible artists and their astonishing acts. Reconnect with your inner child in a warm and welcoming atmosphere! Best of all, the show does NOT use animals on stage.

  • When: Until January the 5thfrom 16:00 to 18:00







Yves Saint Laurent

 Behind the scenes of haute couture in Lyon

Yves Saint Laurent is one of the foremost fashion designers in the twentieth century. Protégé of Christian Dior in the 50s, he became the most influential designer of the 60s and 70s. Among many other achievements, he introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was the first one to use non-white models.  

This unique exhibition aims for highlighting the very special bond between Yves and his Lyonnais suppliers (mainly silk) and allows to understand the necessary steps to create a piece of haute couture. Many creations displayed have never been shown before outside the catwalk. The Textile Museum (where the exhibition takes place) will pay tribute to a huge creative man, but also to the savoir-faire of the Lyonnais silk weavers! Included in the Lyon City Card.   

When: The whole month



Retrospective Fritz Lang

Start the year returning to the exciting and concise work of one of the master filmmakers in world cinema. Master of Darkness.From Fritz’s beginnings with hist most emblematic silent films (like Metropolis or Dr Mabuse) to the American period. The Institute Lumière offers a complete overview of his work adorned with many events, cinema screenings with live music, special evenings and participants like Bertrand Tavernier and Michel Ciment. You can discover the full programme on the website of the Institut Lumière.  

  • When: The whole month (every day)
  • How Much: Pass two films: 13.00€, 10€ (reduced)



Vogue d’ hiver Lyon Confluence (Winter Funfair) 

Like every year, the winter funfair of Lyon settles down on Confluence for 3 months. The opportunity for little ones and grown-ups to fill up on thrills with a multitude of attractions: thrill rides, bumper cars, duck fishing, claws … Confectionery stands are also installed to delight little gourmets: cotton candy, churros, pancakes, barley sugars, love apples …