[AGREEMENT] 2025 Pop’Sciences Festival: Belleville-en-Beaujolais, May 16-18

On The May 13, 2024

The venues and dates of the next Pop’Sciences Festival, the scientific culture event held by the Université de Lyon, were officially announced on Monday, May 13, 2024.

For its fifth edition, the Pop’Sciences Festival will take place on May 16, 17 and 18, 2025 in Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in the heart of the Saône Beaujolais Community of Communes (CCSB - Communauté de communes Saône Beaujolais).

Organized every other year by the Université de Lyon in the heart of a district, town, city or emblematic site, the Pop’Sciences Festival traverses the Rhône County with the aim of reaching new audiences and fostering dialogue between the different territories and the world of science. In 2023, the Villeurbanne edition welcomed 6,700 visitors, including 1,000 students..

Find our more on the Pop’Sciences Festival (in French)

A look back at previous editions of the Festival (in French)


A number of partners already on board

On Monday, May 13, the various partners of the 2025 event signed a Memorandum of Agreement. They are: The Saône Beaujolais Community of Communes (CCSB), the commune of Belleville-en-Beaujolais, the Rhône County and the Université de Lyon.

In the run-up to the Festival, this partnership will also be an opportunity for the CCSB, with the help of Pop’Sciences, to organize a series of activities throughout the region from the start of the 2024 academic year: meetings with groups of students and schoolchildren, events related to the Science Fair, etc.

Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding, Julie Figueras, a researcher at the DEEP laboratory (INSA Lyon), presented her research on biomethanation, a subject that is particularly relevant to the ambitions of the CCSB, and helped to illustrate the ways in which Pop’Sciences can make a concrete scientific contribution to the region.

So come and join us in a year’s time to celebrate science with over a hundred fun activities open to all: workshops, exhibitions, games, experiments and much more, all focusing on biodiversity, climate change and astronomy... Be sure to save the date!

Photo credits: © Mairie de Belleville-en-Beaujolais