The conference will be held at the IUT Lumiere (see below)
Lyon is a French city in the historic Rhône-Alpes region located in the southeast quarter of France, at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lyon was founded in 43 BC by the Romans on a site that the Gauls had occupied since about 600 BC. The Roman city developed rapidly and became the capital of Gaul in 27 B.C. At its peak, in the 2nd century, the city played an important role as a commercial crossroads (gold and wine, among other things) and as an artisanal center of the Empire and was the pride of the emperors, who visited it regularly. It regressed at the same time as the Roman Empire (from the 300s).
The name "Lyon" comes from the Latin name of the city Lugdunum, which was gradually reduced to Lyduum, then Lydiuum and then to Lyon from the XIIIth century. It is because it is a homonym of the animal “lion” that the latter was chosen as emblem and not the opposite. Lyon is one of the most touristic cities in France, known for its gastronomy, its heritage, its architecture, its cultural life, or its soccer team. Lyon is the third largest city in the country, after Paris and Marseille.
Lyon holds the title of City of Lights. Indeed, the brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière, often referred to as the Lumière brothers "Les frères Lumière", settled in Lyon towards the end of the 19th century and began to invent hundreds of cinematographic and photographic processes. They registered the patents and became the parents of what is now called cinema. The Lumière brothers shot the very first film in history in Lyon: "La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon". Today, we still pay tribute to them at the Lumière Institute, in the many Lumière cinemas and with the huge event that is the Light- "Lumière" Festival!
Lyon is fast and direct, regardless of the mode of transportation chosen: air, rail or road.
TRAINLINE proposes to travel throughout Europe by combining the fares of the different carriers and considering the discount cards existing in the 19 countries covered by their offer. More information on the website trainline.eu
Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport hosts regular and low-cost airlines and links Lyon to 130 direct destinations worldwide. Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport connects Lyon to 130 direct destinations worldwide with 58 airlines. Lyon-Saint-Exupéry TGV station, linked to Paris CDG airport. Lyon-Saint-Exupéry is an ACA3 (Airport Carbon Accreditation) certified sustainable airport, which has achieved carbon neutrality.
The Rhônexpress tramway service connects the city center "Lyon Part-Dieu" to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport in less than 30 minutes guaranteed. It provides a service 365 days a year:
Rate of the Rhône Express Tarifs (about 16 euros per trip): Rhônexpress tramway There is a cheaper alternative via the Lyon TCL public transport network to get from Saint-Exupéry airport to Lyon and vice versa for about 2 euros per trip.
The conference will be held at the IUT Lumiere.
Address: Bâtiment 1, IUT Lumière Lyon 2 – 160 boulevard de l’Université - 69676 BRON CEDEX
The venue is reachable by public transportation by stopping at the station Parilly – University of the tramway line T2 (in direction of Saint-Priest Bel Air)
You can also use a self-service car directly from the airport to the place you want for 1 euro per minute. This is a good way to carpool, as you can share the car with 4 or 5 people. For this, you can choose between three services:
Please note that regardless of the self-service rental company you choose, you must first create and validate your account to verify your driver's license before your trip.
Bus, metro, tramway, or funicular: 1 ticket for one network! Lyon is a city that can be visited very easily on foot or by public transport. Take advantage of it!
There is a wide range of pricing available so you can choose the one that suits you best:
Here is a list of hotels that will allow you to easily reach the conference venue or the heart of the city.
Hotels located less than 25 minutes from the conference venue by the T2 tramway and within walking distance of the city center.
Hotels located near the conference venue, but with difficult access to the city center on foot
If you are student volunteer, do not book yourself, we have arranged the booking already! Check the student volunteer page