The Rose Festival

Lyon is so proud to host the 17th World Convention of Rose Societies, that Gérard Collomb, Senator-Mayor of Lyon, wanted to make it a city event. This strong commitment resulted in a Rose Festival. This Rose Festival was held on May 30th and 31st, 2015, in the Parc de la Tête d'Or and in the various districts of Lyon. Some events will already begin in April and will run until September.

May 30th and 31st, 2015

The heart of the Rose Festival will take place in the Parc de la Tête d'Or and its 3 renovated rose gardens.

The program will include several activities and workshops on the theme of roses: floral art, painting, gardening workshop, fashion show about roses, information stands of French rose growers, exhibitions…

Sunday 31st of May will end with a fireworks display offered by the city of Caluire & Cuire, which will be visible from the banks of the Rhône (next to the Convention Center).

From April until September:

The Rose Festival

To have the programme:


Download the:
Programme (in French)
Press Release

  • Archives municipales - Exhibition: In the beginning, the rose garden of the Park Archives municipales (Municipal Archives)
    "In the beginning, the rose garden of the Park", an exhibition on the creation of the rose garden of the Parc de la Tête d'Or Park from May 19th until August 21st.
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  • In libraries and media Lyons
    Conferences and thematic workshops on the rose in poetry, literature, history…

  • Rose Garden of the Parc de la Tête d’Or
    Photo exhibition "The Rose and the Wind" by Nicolas Roux Dit Buisson from May 27th until October 10th.

  • Orangerie - Botanical Garden of the Parc de la Tête d’Or - Exhibition Terre des Roses Orangerie of the botanical garden of the Parc de la Tête d’Or
    "Land of Roses", a unique exhibition on the rose, in coordination with the Botanical Garden from April 3rd to July 6th.
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  • A l’Hôtel de Ville 
    Une exposition de compositions florales les 29, 30 et 31 mai avec les meilleurs spécialistes européens d’art floral dans l’Atrium.
    Dans la cour, rendez-vous pour une déambulation dans un « Jardin extraordinaire de Roses » du 29 au 31 mai.

  • Hôtel de Ville (City Hall)
    In the Atrium, an exhibition of flower arrangements on May 29th, 30th and 31st, with the best European floral art specialists.
    In the courtyard, go for a stroll through an "Extraordinary Garden Roses" on May 29th, 30th and 31st.

  • In the 9 districts
    Ephemeral art by the Rhône-Alpes Horticultural Schools, each made in combination with a visual artist.

  • Painting exhibitions will also be organized in different locations of the city.

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