On the festival: areas for all the family
Palais de la Bourse
From Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of April, the Lumière room of the Palais de la Bourse will host the youth space of the festival. Young children and their parents will be invited to discover the « Bidule-Truc Investigation » created especially for Quais du Polar by Georges, the fun magazine for kids, as well as games proposed by mediators of the Croc aux jeux games library.
The youth bookstore A Titre d’Aile will be settled on the 1st floor of the Palais de la Bourse, and will present its crime fiction selection: youth albums, game books, first readings, youth and young adult novels, a condensed offer of investigations, stories of mysteries and detectives…
Festival goers will be able to rest on the Point sofa on the Friday and Saturday, and take a picture in the Livre de Poche photocall “Polar on the rocks” on the Sunday.
Hôtel de Ville
On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of April, the “Fajira” and “Yes we game” associations will be entertaining an area dedicated to investigation themed games. They will invite festival goers to discover board games, communication games, mystery games and secret identity games, in a friendly atmosphere.
Among the novelties, a game area proposed by Calmann-Lévy and an Audiolib « listening bubble » will join the event in the Cour Haute of theHôtel de ville.
Mysteries and games
Beyond the spots of the festival, the different structures associated with Quais du Polar will offer the public playful events for grown-ups and kids.
Among events not to be missed, the Lugdunum – Musée et Théâtres romains will be hosting for the second time, a Murder Party evening, on Friday 6th of April. During this great party, side to side with authors from Fleuve, Pocket and 10/18Publishing,visitors will become actors of an investigation rich with drama. On registration only.
The Town Library of the 4th district/ Bibliothèque Municipale du 4e, the Meyzieu Media Library and the Dr Mérieux Biological Sciences Museum will also invite the festival goers to come in for fun and unusual investigations.
Presqu’Île merchants will organize an investigation from April 3rd to 5th, you will find more information on the Quais du Polar website.
Sightseeing and walks
Quais du Polar will once more this year be the opportunity to discover or rediscover the Lyon city, thanks to the « True crimes » visits proposed by the Office du Tourisme and to a variety of walks across the city organized by the Gadagne Museums.
Festival goers will be able to wander at the heart of the Departmental and Metropolitan Archives with their flashlights, visit the Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-D’or Police school or discover the Central Service of technical and scientific Police in Ecully.