An extension of Lyon's office of tourism, monweekendalyon is a comprehensive resource for visitors (even locals!) coming for a short stay. For now the site is available only in French (get your dictionaries out), but in it you'll find up-to-date information about current and upcoming cultural events such as concerts, conferences and museum expositions.
There are also ideas for restaurants, movies and sporting activities. And if night life is your thing, there's a listing of pubs, clubs and discos to keep you partying and dancing into the wee hours of the morning.
|La Grande roue, seen from Fourvière.|
What I also like about the site is that it not only gives you ideas for what's happening now or in the near future, but what you might miss out on if you don't hurry up.
For example, you have until Thursday March 15th to ride the 55-meter high wheel at Place Bellecour. I've never done it myself, but I'm told the views of the city, including Fourvière hill, are quite impressive from that height.
There's also a "springtime of poets" event at the Fine Arts Museum (finishing this weekend) and an exposition at the Military History Museum of Lyon (on for another three weeks).
You can even subscribe to the monweekendalyon newsletter and get four coup de coeur weekend activity ideas emailed to you every week. And if you want to visit them at their Facebook page, you can do that here.