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Quais du Polar

From the 6th to the 8th of April 2018.
Each year, in spring, Lyon becomes the world capital of the thriller.

A festival that celebrates the best of noir fiction! Not to be missed: each year the festival attracts around 110 internationally renowned authors of thrillers, detective stories and other novels that are liable to keep you up at night.

In addition to the meetings, book signing sessions and a pop-up library, it can seem as though the city has suddenly fallen into the grips of a crime frenzy, with a guided tour of Lyon's police school, exhibitions and more. For the film buffs among you, there's also a Film Noir Weekend (original language versions) at the Institut Lumière.

Throughout Lyon and beyond, activities, exhibitions and workshops on the theme of crime and the noir genre are held at museums and other cultural facilities.

Last, but definitely not least, there's the great criminal investigation that leads Sherlock Holmes wannabes across the city as they interact with actors to solve a crime. Another original way to see Lyon! 

Fancy something unusual? Something thrilling? Intriguing novels and amazing encounters?

Be sure not to miss the Quais du Polar!

For the 14th edition in 2018:

Programme, themes and authors' names are not yet available!

The spotlight is placed on film productions with partner cinemas Institut Lumière, Pathé and Comoedia.

The “suspense-tour” (La Grande Enquête) will take place on the 7th and 8th of April! It is free and open to all.

There will be more venues too, including the Lyon-Fourvière Gallo-Roman Museum (which is holding a murder party), the Confluences Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (and its “artwork conversations”), as well as a number of libraries, for exhibitions, round tables and more.

A thrilling weekend is in store.

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Lyon City Card 1 guided tour and the admission to the museums areincluded in the Lyon City Card