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Known as the City of Lights, Lyon is a remarkable city that has been recognised as the world's leading emerging tourist destination for 2022. It is also known as the world capital of gastronomy and the second largest economic centre in France.

Its centre bears witness to 2,000 years of history, with the Roman amphitheatre of the Trois Gaules, the medieval and Renaissance architecture of Vieux Lyon and the modernity of the Confluence district on the Presqu'île. The traboules, covered passages between buildings, link the old Lyon to the hill of La Croix-Rousse.

Lyon's cuisine is world-renowned and there are many restaurants and bistros serving traditional dishes such as coq au vin and quenelles, as well as modern cuisine. The city is also known for its famous bouchons, small, cosy restaurants serving hearty meals made with local ingredients. Beyond its culinary offerings, Lyon is a hub for culture and entertainment. Each year, the city hosts numerous festivals, including the famous Fête des Lumières, an annual light festival, and Les Nuits de Fourvière, a summer festival of music, theatre and dance.

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How to get to Lyon

Lyon city centre is less than 30 minutes away from the Saint Exupéry International airport via the Rhone Express shuttle service.

Lyon Saint Exupéry airport, France’s 2nd regional airport, serves 117 destinations of which 80 are international with more than forty airlines. 50 airports are served daily. Totally interconnected, Lyon Saint Exupéry airport is directly connected to the TGV (high speed trains) and to the city in under 30 minutes thanks to the Rhone Express shuttle service. An additional business airport – Lyon Bron is just 20 minutes outside the city centre.

Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Lyon is just 1 hour away from Geneva, 3 hours away from Turin, 4 hours away from Paris, 4 and a half hours away from Milan and 5 hours away from Barcelona by car. The venue has 3 carparks onsite in the heart of the Cité Internationale district.

There are trains every hour between the city of Lyon and the capital Paris. Plan your itinerary:

Lyon Convention Centre

Lyon Convention Centre

Located in the city’s heart, the Lyon Convention Centre is a unique event complex overlooking the Rhône, the hills of Lyon and a magnificent park.

With its avant-garde architecture in the heart of the Cité Internationale designed by Renzo Piano, its state-of-the-art facilities and its pleasant location next to the Parc de la Tête d'Or, the Lyon Convention Centre can compete with any major international convention centre.

Inspired by ancient Gallo-Roman structures, the venue has a unique amphitheatre in Europe, with a 180° semi-circular hall that opens onto the stage area. This prestigious venue hosts more than 300 events a year, including major international conferences.

The Convention Centre is 15 minutes from the city centre and train station and 30 minutes from the airport.


50 quai Charles de Gaulle - 69006 Lyon - France

How to access the Congress venue

Take the Rhônexpress tram to the Part-Dieu railway station. Then take the C1 or C2 bus that connects the Part-Dieu station with the Lyon Convention Center within 12 minutes.

The Convention Centre is located close to the Northern Ring Road (Périphérique Nord) - Exit: Porte de Saint Clair. GPS coordinates : 45.7851676 | 4.8528885. Public car parks: P1 or P2

From Part Dieu train station: Take the C1 or C2 bus that connects the Part-Dieu station with the Lyon Convention Center within 12 minutes. From Perrache train station: Take the metro line A direction Vaulx en Velin: stop at Bellecour. Then the C5 bus connects the Lyon Convention Center.

Bus stop: Musée des Beaux-Arts or Cité Internationale | C1 - C2 from Part Dieu station | C5 from Bellecour metro station | C4 from Jean Macé metro station

With Vélo'v, Grand Lyon offers you an innovative new bike service that is simple and practical for short journeys.


InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu
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Located just a few minutes' drive from the Lyon Convention Centre, the InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu, is a contemporary and luxury haven nestled in a historical landmark in the heart of the capital of gastronomy.

It is one of the city's most emblematic landmark buildings, originally dating back to the 18th century, overlooking the Rhône River and its listed historic courtyards.

A shuttle service to and from the Lyon Convention Centre will be provided.
InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

20 Quai Jules Courmont Lyon 69002 France


Hotel and venue

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