Lyon Pride

17 Jun 2017
Rue Des Capucins

Taking place each summer, Lyon Pride is the height of LGBT celebrations in France.

  • When? 17th June 2017
  • Where? Rue des Capucins, Lyon
  • Price: free

It's time to dress in your best rainbow hues and celebrate all things LGBT on the streets of Lyon. Weird and wonderful are welcomed with open arms, so get ready to go all-out as you dance the night away.

Lyon pride is the second largest pride parade in France, only losing out to capital Paris. The pride parade has been going for over 20 years and is always a free event held on Saturdays. It is the culmination of many events and festivals held in Lyon each year which celebrate the LGBT community, and over 15,000 people are set to attend in 2017.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. from Lycée du Parc and finishes around 5 p.m. at Quai des Célestins, seeing revellers cross the Rhône on their 4k journey. After the walk, there is time to grab a beer before Rue des Capucins opens to the public for an evening of fun and music. Floats parade alongside people; blasting music and creating a party atmosphere for all involved. Expect glitter explosions, flags, balloons, foam thrown in the street and lots of fun. 

If you aren't dancing, you aren't having enough fun. Grab the nearest rainbow flag you can find and get down to Lyon this summer for a pride celebration you won't forget.

  • Get there: Fly into Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport then use local buses and trams to get around the city.
  • Stay: Find a hotel in the Les Pentes de la Croix Rousse area to be in the middle of the action.

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