Nuits Sonores

May 2020

Nuits Sonores

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The basics

A music and art festival in the lovely French city of Lyon. 

The festival

Out of the darkness, comes the light. That's what Batman might say about Nuits Sonores. Utilising Lyon's old, rundown industrial yards, the festival organisers have created a great city festival celebrating art, music and culture. It has now spread all over the city, transforming the whole town for five free spirited days in May. Not too bad for France's third biggest city. The festival now includes a confluence centre for people to get together and be creative. No surprise the company who run it are called Arty Farty. Very nice. 

Our tip

Lyon is an anagram of 'only'. If you tell this to people in Lyon, they will sleep with you. 



Getting there

How do I get there?

Nuits sonores is a 100% urban festival and the local Confluence 2015 project offers festivalgoers a new vision of the southern point of the Presqu'île, nestled between the Saône and the Rhône rivers. They highly recommend using Lyon’s public transport system (Sytral) and prioritising environmentally-friendly transport options. 

By Tram: From Part-Dieu and Perrache train stations

From 4:40am (Sunday: 5:41am) to 0:35am

Tramway T1 to Debourg - Stop Hôtel de Région - Montrochet (Ancien Marché de Gros, La Sucrière, Le Sucre)

Tramway T1 to Debourg - Stop Sainte-Blandine (Maison de la Confluence) 

By foot: From Perrache train station, Nuits Sonores 2015’s main site, is a 10-minute walk away.

Perrache stops:

Métro A

Tram T1 et T2

Bus C10, C19, C20, C21, C22

Bus 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63

Bus S1

By Bus: Bus S1 to Confluence Rambaud - Stop Charlemagne-Casimir Périer (Maison de la Confluence)

Bus S1 to Confluence Rambaud - Stop Hôtel de Région - Montrochet (Ancien Marché de Gros)

Bus S1 to Confluence Rambuad - Stop La Sucrière (La Sucrière & Le Sucre)

Bus 63 - Arrêt Hôtel de Région - Montrochet


Getting to Lyon

By plane: Lyon - Saint Exupéry Airport

The Saint-Exupéry Airport is a major Easyjet platform : Lyon is connected to over 30 cities including Berlin, Brussels, London, Rome, Toulouse, Nantes, Nice, Milan and Madrid.

Lyon – Saint Exupery Airport is located 25km east of Lyon.

The Rhônexpress tram connects the airport to Lyon’s Part-Dieu Station in 30 minutes. For further details:

From the Part-Dieu, you can take the tram, bus, metro and Velov’ (public bicycles).

By train: To get to the festival, they recommend you go by either the Part Dieu station or the Perrache station (the closest station to the festival site) to get to Confluence 2015 (Nuits Sonores + European Lab 2015).

From either of these two stations, you can take the tram T1. The Rhônexpress tram connects the airport to Lyon’s Part-Dieu Station in 30 minutes. For further details:



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