Where to Live the Olympic Games in Lyon: The Ultimate Guide

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The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are approaching, and Lyon is preparing to host the festivities in an exceptional way. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or prefer to enjoy cultural events, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s our selection of the best places and activities to experience the Olympic Games in Lyon and immerse yourself in French culture.

1. See the Olympic Flame in Lyon

The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through Lyon on June 26, 2024. It’s a unique opportunity to take part in a day of celebrations marking the arrival of one of the Paralympic flames.

Crédit : LyonMag

2. Attend soccer matches at Groupama Stadium

Décines-Charpieu’s Groupama Stadium will host 11 soccer matches, including top men’s and women’s teams. An electric atmosphere and memorable moments are guaranteed.

Book your tickets to see the future champions in action, including the French women’s team and the Argentinian team.

Crédit : OL Vallée


3. Take part in the “Terre de Jeux 2024” events

With over 420 communities awarded the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label, the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region is ready to vibrate to the rhythm of Olympic animations. These activities are perfect for immersing yourself in the spirit of the Games, even outside the stadiums.

Take part in the events and activities organized by local authorities and sports associations. An excellent opportunity to discover local sporting and cultural activities.

Crédit : Casal Sport

4. Experience the 2024 Clubs in Lyon

The 2024 Clubs are fan zones that broadcast competitions on giant screens and offer a variety of events around the Olympic Games. Immerse yourself in the festive and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy summer in a different way…

Crédit : Visiter Lyon

5. Fête de la Musique on June 21

On June 21, Lyon will be transformed into a giant music stage for the Fête de la Musique. Free concerts will be held all over the city, offering a variety of musical genres.

Stroll through the different arrondissements to discover the concerts and enjoy an exceptional musical evening in emblematic places like Place Bellecour and Vieux-Lyon.

Crédit : Le progrès

6. Bastille Day – July 14th fireworks display 2024

On July 14th, watch the military ceremony and the spectacular fireworks display from Fourvière hill.

Make your way to Place Bellecour for the military parade, and stay on to watch the fireworks illuminate the Lyonnais sky at 10.30pm.

Crédit : Lyon Secret

7. Summer in Cinemascope

The Institut Lumière organizes open-air film screenings from late June to late August. A perfect opportunity to discover or rediscover cinema classics under the stars.

Make yourself comfortable on Place Ambroise Courtois and enjoy the free screenings. You can also buy drinks on the spot to complete this cinephile experience.

Crédit : Institut Lumière