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What to do Lyon in December

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Spending the month of December in Lyon ? At Christmas time, a very particular ambient takes on the city. #Lights on what’s best in Lyon this month

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A traditional christmas market

A very authentic Christmas Village sets up Place Carnot (Lyon 2) with +140 wooden cottages ! Craftsmen and shopkeepers from all over the country and beyond offer products for you and to offer. You can also shop your christmas tree and take a picture with Santa.

♥️ Gingerbread, hot wines, grilled chestnuts, cheese specialties !

Carnot Square
Metro A : Perrache ou Place Ampère stops
Opened everyday from November 23rd to December 24th from 10.30am to 8pm Sundays to Thursdays and 10.30am 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. During festival of lights 10.30am – 7.00pm.

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100% made in Lyon

Maybe you already noticed, Lyon is a hot spot for design : jewels, clothes and more. We can only advice you to discover a know how as well traditionnal and very modern. You’ll love it.

To help you in this great discover, head to le pop’hop this month ! Opened every saturday from December 2nd-23rd, this pop up market selects for you the best of Lyon “petits créateurs” (independant creators).

♥️ A delight for your eyes (and you can also please your friends with hand-made treats)

15, rue Désirée – 69001 Lyon 1er

On saturdays, December 7th, 14th and 21st

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A greener christmas

At christmas time, you might also be concerned by consuming an other way and thinking about how to change the way we consume together ? We have the event you need : en mode 2040 ! A day dedicated to consumption alternatives, with an ethical market, worldwide food, conferences and workshops…

♥️ From 7pm to 10 pm : let’s dance ! with 3 local artists

Les Halles du Faubourg
December, 15th
10 impasse des Chalets, 69008
4€ for a year of events at Halles du Faubourg

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Chez Marinette

Located at the very heart of Olf Town area, you will find this super vintage resto-bistrot. Offer you a sweet interlude in time : as if you were in a French movie from the 50s. Antique dishes, colourful formica tables… Don’t hesitate to pass the door of this very particular place located in front of St Georges church, close to Vieux-Lyon metro station.

♥️ The menu is very simple but powerfull and they have their signature lemonade !

La limonade de Marinette
47, rue St Georges – 5e
Opened on wednesdays, thursdays and sundays 11am-6pm
On fridays and saturdays from 11am-23pm

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Annecy, « perl of the Alps» by the lake

Never been to Annecy ? Get in the first ouibus after your courses and discover a magical city 1h30 far from Lyon. Welcome to Haute-Savoie, a region famous for ski station, where one of the best cheeses are produced as well as delicious cold cuts. Enjoy delicious dishes from the mountains and stroll in the marvelous paved streets, parks, canals of the “perl of the Alps”. Lakesides and snowy mountains are a must. Maybe next time you will head further up ?

♥️ From January, we also offer day trip to go skiing 😉

ouibus, from 9€ a journey