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September 21, 2024 – January 5, 2025 : 17th Lyon Biennale

This edition, devoted to welcoming the other, is rooted in the natural and human geography of its vast home region, as defined by the rivers that wash against Lyon’s embankments, making it possible to ship and trade goods, to transport people and generate human connections, before they finally merge and become stronger. Rivers convey tales of journeys and discoveries, of influence and confluence—each a current that carries us towards the question of hospitality.



September 21 and 22, 2024 : European Heritage Days

The «Living Heritage» refers to the practices, the expressions, the knowledge and the know-how transmitted from one generation to the other which are constantly recreated as the songs, the dances, the rituals, the festivals, the know-howto make links with traditional crafts or knowledge related to nature and the universe. Each of us makes live a certain number of these living heritages that were transmitted to him by his family or according to his social and cultural interactions. These practices are sometimes associated with objects, landscapes or monuments. Living heritage gives them meaning. The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage gives international recognition to these common practices, which demonstrate cultural diversity. This instrument aims to transmit living heritage to future generations, without freezing it, through safeguarding actions contributing to sustainable development. This theme will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). 




Musée des Confluences

The Musée des Confluences creates conversations between the sciences to understand the history of life and humanity. It deals with big universal questions: humanity's origin and future, the diversity of cultures and societies, as well as the place of humans in the living world. The permanent exhibitions include four exhibitions that are unique in offering an interdisciplinary approach for visitors to explore the infinite richness of cultures and civilisations. By opening up the sciences to each other, the museum reveals new ways of understanding and unravelling the complexity of our world. These perspectives encourage curiosity and invite us to learn with emotion and wonder. 

June 24, 2024 – December 31, 2024 : Secrets from the Earth

April 12, 2024 – February 16, 2025 : Epidemics. Caring for living things

February 16, 2024 – April 27, 2025 : Into the forest

October 18, 2024 – August 24, 2025 : Within the space of a dream



Musée D'Histoire de Lyon - Musées Gadagne

Located in the heart of Vieux-Lyon, the Gadagne complex is a magnificent Renaissance building housing two major museums: the Musée d'Histoire de Lyon (MHL) and the Musée des Arts de la Marionnette (MAM).

The Musée d'Histoire de Lyon takes a synthetic approach to the city's history, from the capital of Gaul to the 21st century, providing a comprehensive overview of the city's urban, economic, social, political and cultural history.

The Musée des arts de la marionnette holds a collection of over 2,000 puppets from all over the world, as well as over a thousand sets, castelets, costumes, accessories, posters, programs and manuscripts. 

Since December, 2019 : Portraits of Lyon

Since May, 2021 : On the Waterfront



Musée d'Art Contemporain (macLYON)

This 6,000m2 museum is spread over several floors and presents modular spaces that are perfectly adapted to the needs of the different artistic projects welcomed by the museum, as well as new forms of contemporary expression. The macLYON focuses on current national and international art, in all its forms, offering exhibitions and a wide programme of transdisciplinary events. 




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