Venue & Advice

The conference will take place at the campus of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in the city of Ecully, approximately 7 km from the center of Lyon. The campus is accessible by bus lines C6 from the Part-Dieu and Vaise stations, 55 from the Perrache station, and 3 from the Gorge de Loup station.

The schedules of the bus lines and information about tickets can be found on the transportation website of the city of Lyon (TCL website). Tickets for long durations (such as 24, 48, and 72 hours) can be purchased directly at the automatic machines located at the subway stations.

Arriving by plane at Lyons Saint-Exupery Airport is a convenient way to reach Lyon. The airport is situated 25 km east of Lyon and receives daily flights from various European destinations and is conveniently connected to a train station. To access Lyon's city center from the airport, you can take the Rhônexpress, a tram line that reaches the Part-Dieu train station (Lyon center) in just 30 minutes.

For those arriving by train from different French and international cities, trains arrive at either Lyon Part-Dieu or Lyon Perrache train stations, both centrally located in the city. Notable TGV (high-speed train) travel times include Marseille in 1 hour 40 minutes, Montpellier in 1 hour 45 minutes, Paris in 1 hour 55 minutes, Lille in 3 hours, and Rennes in 4 hours, as well as Brussels in 3 hours 50 minutes or Frankfurt in 6 hours.

Note the conference will start around 8h30 on Wednesday 28th August and end at 16h at the latest on Friday 30th August.

 

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ACCOMODATION

Below are examples of hotels which could be well suited for your stay during the conference.
Note diner at a restaurant, easily accessible from the line D metro station 'Vieux Lyon', is planned for the Thursday.
 
In the Vieux Lyon area:
9 rue de Pareille
69001 Lyon
7 Quai de Bondy
69005 Lyon
 
Near Bellecour (line D station & central):
4 rue des Archers
69002 Lyon
4 Rue de l'Ancienne Préfecture
69002 Lyon
8 rue Gaspard-André
69002 Lyon
 
Next door to the conference (but perhaps less confortable than the other options):
42 avenue Guy de Collongue
69130 Ecully
 
Accomodation near Vaise or Valmy may also be well suited, with direct acccess to both campus with the C6 bus and the city with metro line D.
 
 
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