Practical information




LYON has all you would expect to find in a modern town in harmony with its environment (hotels, cafés, shops, leisure, service, offices).

Lyon, a heritage city

> 2000 years of heritage classified in the UNESCO since 1998
Ex-capitale of the Gauls, the city testifies ceaselessly of 2000 years of history. Its exceptional holdings grows rich of architects' biggest contemporary signatures (Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava)

> A reference in art of cooking
Lyon offers the choice between its famous "bouchons" and its about forty gourmet restaurants sides, turned to the excellence and the innovation...

> A city which saw being born the cinematograph and the photography, today excellent network regarding new images

> City of lights : 200 sites revealed every evening, 4 million visitors on the Party of the Lights on December 8th.

The City of Lyon is easy to reach by car (network of european highways), train (more than 50 daily TGV (High Speed Train) connections with northern and south Europe) and airplanes (daily direct connections with all european large cities).


Travel by Train

The heart of Lyon is connected(bound) with all the French big cities by T.G.V. or fast lines, thanks to three stations of Perrache, Part DIeu and the airport Lyon-saint Exupéry.

Paris-Lyon: 23 round trips a day in the week in 1 hour and 55 mn.

Travel by Plane

The international airport Lyon Saint Exupéryt serves more than 100 destinations directly in more than 30 countries.
The low-cost airlines at the airport departure : Aer Lingus, Atlas Blue, Blue Air, BMI,  Jet4you et Easyjet

An express tramway, RHONEXPRESS, links the international airport Lyon Saint Exupéry with the center of Lyon (TGV station of the Part-God) in 25 minutes, with a departure every 15 minutes.
An ease of purchase of tickets :

  • In every station, in vending machines
  • Aboard every ream with an agent of accompaniment
  • By internet, on