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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


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.


20 Quai Jules Courmont - 69002 Lyon - France

Recommended accommodation

Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cité Internationale

The Crowne Plaza Lyon is ideally located on the same grounds of the Congress Centre of Lyon and benefits from a quiet and green environment. The Hotel offers quick access to public transport, and a secure P2 car park. Enjoy a view of the park or the Rhône river from your room or balcony.

Hotel room rates: standard rooms, single occupancy: 225€ | superior rooms, single occupancy: 255€ | superior rooms with balcony, single occupancy: 270€ | executive rooms, single occupancy : 320€ | suites, single occupancy: 380€ | City Tax non included: 2,50€ per adult and per day | Breakfast included | Supplement double occupancy: €19

Booking Conditions: Minimum stay of 2 nights on Tuesday and Wednesday | Prepayment of 1 night for any booking up to 2 nights | Prepayment of 2 nights for any booking up to 3 nights | Can be modified and cancelled without fee until 19 March 2024. Starting from March 20th the deposit will be kept.

22 Quai Charles de Gaulle - 69006 Lyon - France

Crowne Plaza Lyon
Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon
Recommended accommodation

Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon

Situated at the top of the Tour Part-Dieu, the Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon offers a sublime view of the city centre and the Alps and enjoys a privileged location in the heart of the city centre. This recently renovated hotel combines modern architecture with sophisticated design.

With easy access to public transport, the airport can be reached in less than 30 minutes, and the hotel offers 60 parking spaces.

Hotel room rates: City View Rooms € 199 | Supplement double occupancy: € 20 | City Tax non included: 2,50€ per adult and per day | Breakfast included | Select Code promo : type ELGC

Booking Conditions: Can be modified and cancelled without fee until 18 April 2024,12 AM (Hotel time), after this date, 100% cancellation fee | The credit card used as a guarantee at the time of booking will be charged for cancellation fees. | Last possible booking date: 3 May 2024

129 Rue Servient - 69003 Lyon - France

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Recommended accommodation

Pullman Lyon Part Dieu

Conceived as a "plant island" by Fabien Roque, the hotel's design extends over 8 floors and has 168 rooms spanning at least 29 sqm. Step inside the Pullman Lyon and escape the bustling city. The lounge areas are designed to help you relax and enjoy a calm moment amid the urban hustle and bustle. Opposite Part-Dieu station and beside To-Lyon Tower, Le Pullman Lyon is ideally located for quick access to public transport and the city center.

Hotel room rates: 10% discount on the flexible bed and breakfast rate at the moment of your booking between 17 and 21 June 2024.

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Booking Conditions: Minimum stay of 2 nights on 18 to 20 June | Last possible booking date: 2 May 2024 | Cancellation is free of charge until June 17th 11:59 PM. No prepayment required.

14 Plc Charles Beraudier - 69003 Lyon - France

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Pullman Lyon Part Dieu

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