Lyon, with a metropolitan area of 1.2 million
people, is the heart of France’s second most important region.
Two thousand years of history have left their
mark on the cityscape. Strolling about the different quarters
of the city, you find yourself transported into a number of historical
eras. Fouvière Hill shows evidence of Lyon’s power
in the Gallo-roman period with its Roman theatre, the Temple of
Cybele and the Odeum, and demonstrates Lyon’s devotion in
the 19th century with the Basilica of Fourvière. Lyon offers
an insight into the world of silk production on the ‘working
hill’ of the Croix-Rousse and a prestigious renaissance
legacy whose Florentine inspiration and colours dominate Vieux
Lyon has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage for its continuity
of urban development and as an outstanding illustration of city
planning over the centuries.
Between the Rhone and the Tête d’Or
Park, the Cité Centre de Congres Lyon proudly shows its
original and elegant silhouette. Flooded with light, transparent
and functional, it is inscribed in the new generation of event
environments and fully satisfies the expectations of users in
terms of service. The Conference Center offers brand new facilities
with 4500 sqm of additional exhibition areas, opened in 2006.
scheme of conference center
By taxi it takes around 20 minutes to get from Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Airport to the Conference Center.
The Conference Center is situated 5 minutes from the highway bypass
linking you to a Europe-wide motorway system:
- A 6 to Paris
- A 46 to Lille and Marseille
- A 42 to Geneva
- A 43 to Chambéry and Turin
- A 7 to Marseile, Nice and Montpellier
- A 45 to Saint-Etienne and Clermont-Ferrand
Lyon is served by the TGV High-speed train. The Cristalis C1 Bus
Service offers a frequent shuttle service directly from the Part-Dieu
train station to the Conference Center.
By Public Transport
The Conference Center is served by the Cristalis C1 Bus Service
from the Vivier Merle. This shuttle service is convient to use
from all Conference Hotels in the Part Dieu area.
more information see conference website
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