Lyon is world-famous as both a World Heritage Site and an important international centre of cinema – it was, after all, where the device was invented. So right off the bat, you can expect plenty of very worthwhile movie-related experiences. It's also a great place to attend the opera or any of the many music concerts that have put the city on the map as a European cultural centre. There's also plenty of sport, with football highest on the city's agenda in both the men's and women's game. Other sports that are easy to book tickets for are rugby and ice hockey, both of which are played professionally in the city. These are all excellent options to bear in mind when you buy or sell Lyon event tickets on StubHub.
The Festival of Lights in Lyon
Lyon is possibly most famous for its Festival of Lights, so try to visit when it's on – the city's buildings are transformed into a wonderland of light shows. It's a low-key event and quite moving in its own way, as it's deeply steeped in the city's history. For something a bit more upbeat, you can't go wrong with a good dose of European basketball, courtesy of Lyon Villeurbanne. The pick of the football events has historically been provided by the women, in the form of Lyon's multiple European champions, Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, who play at Grand Stade Olympique Lyonnais. You really should opt to go and watch them when you're buying Lyon event tickets.
Lyon has wonderful musical diversity
For musical events on a grand scale in Lyon, have a look at what's on at La Halle Tony Garnier. It's a really well-designed venue. Moving down in terms of capacity, tasty rock and pop gigs have always been on the menu at The Transbordeur. To watch real underground bands, take yourself off to The Periscope. Classical music lovers should keep their eyes on the National Opera of Lyon, as well as The Auditorium, when you're looking for Lyon event tickets. Classical organ music connoisseurs should take note of the city's Church of Saint Francis of Sales for regular recitals of its famous Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ.
Visiting towns in the surrounding area
Strike out from Lyon to the more rural town of Dijon and visit its historic Dijon-Prenois race track, where you can still watch plenty of motorsport. While you're at it, sample the other authentic local speciality that has become world famous: crème de cassis liqueur. Then there's the lovely town of Saint-Etienne. Here you can book tickets to a rugby or football game at Stade Geoffroy Guichard. Known locally as "The Cauldron", it's a venue that's more than lived up to its name for its passion and intensity. A little further south and you can sample the pleasures of Valence. Book all the venues you need along the way on StubHub.
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