Lyon, sits at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its city center reflects 2,000 years of history, with a Roman amphitheater in Fourvière, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon, and the modern, redeveloped Confluence district on the Presqu’île peninsula between the rivers. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.
The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk. Since the late 20th century, it has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France and in the world.
Please note that you can take a train directly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Lyon Part Dieu train station. It’s not necessary go in the center of Paris to reach Lyon by train.
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Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, located east of Lyon, serves as a base for domestic and international flights.
With its in-house train station (Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry), the airport is also connected to the TGV network. Since August 2010, the new Rhônexpress tram links the international airport with the business quarter of La Part Dieu in less than 30 minutes and can reach up to 100 km/hour; it offers connections with Underground A&B, Tramway T1,T2 & T3, and many bus lines.
Between the River Rhône and the Parc de la Tête d’Or, lies an events complex that is unique in Europe. The Lyon Convention Centre dominates this complex with its cutting-edge technology and innovative architecture, boasting 25,000 m2, three auditoriums and numerous meeting rooms. La Cité internationale offers all the elements of a modern city in tune with its surroundings.
CITE | CENTRE DE CONGRES | LYON