Nuits Sonores

Fans of electronic music can’t miss Nuits Sonores.

Fans of electronic music can’t miss Nuits Sonores, a five day festival which takes over the city every summer. Lyon’s nightclubs, bars, music venues, squares and outdoor arenas become host to cutting edge dance music DJs and bands, with acclaimed label showcases too. France’s most famous DJ, Laurent Garnier, usually puts in an appearance, and in recent years he’s hosted “Mini Sonores”, a day time house music party for the little ones.

While passes for the main events (which take place over five different venues) are upwards of €20, there are many events that are free or only cost a nominal €2. And if you like the sound of seeing DJ Sneak or Josh Wink for a steal, it’s well worth getting yourself over there.

Location map

Map showing the location of Nuits Sonores




Getting here by train

As there are events happening across five venues, there isn't one single way of getting there by public transport, however there are three major stations in Lyon; Gare de Lyon-Perrache, Gare de Lyon Part-Dieu and the more recent Lyon-Jean-Macé all of which serve the city well have good connections to local and inter-city destinations. There is a comprehensive metro system once in Lyon, so getting around by public transport is relatively straight-forward.

The Lyon Tourist Office is on Place Bellecour, if you need extra help.

Nuits Sonores Nearest Train Stations

Lyon Perrache Gare Routière 0.7 km
Lyon Perrache 0.8 km
Lyon St-Paul 1.3 km

Visitor information table

CityLyon
CountryFrance
AddressVarious venues around Lyon
Telephone+33 6 65 41 51 03
Dates May
Websitehttp://www.nuits-sonores.com
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