• Access to the campus

  • About Lyon

  • Lyon, classed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1998, is France’s second best student city, according to the 2017 and 2018 QS Best Student Cities rankings, and a great city for study. 

    Being the second-largest urban area of France and located in the country's east-central part about 470 km (292 mi) south of Paris, 320 km (199 mi) north of Marseille, Lyon has many transport facilities that connect it with other French and European cities in the area. 

  • Access to Lyon


    130 direct connections­

    99 international destinations | regular  flights to 49 international destinations

    5 low-cost airline companies connected to 11 European cities (London, Madrid, Rome, Dublin, Lisbon, Berlin, Barcelona, Porto, Venice, Manchester and Prague).

    For participants arriving at PARIS CDG airport from ASIA and USA, direct connection to Lyon by TGV (high-speed train), 26 round trips per day in just 1h50.

    From Airport to City centre

    Rhônexpress: The tram service connects St Exupery Airport to Lyon Part-Dieu train station in less than 30 min. guaranteed, 365 days a year!

        Departure every quarter hour from 6am to 9pm | Departure every half hour from 4.25am to 6am and from 9pm to midnight

    Taxis available 24/7 at the airport


    3 high-speed train stations: Saint-Exupéry, Part-Dieu, Perrache

    Lyon-Paris : 1h50 | Lyon-Geneva : 1h50 | Lyon-Brussels : 3h37

    Lyon-London : 4h40 | Lyon-Torino : 3h45 | Lyon-Milano : 5h15


    Public transportation network

    The extensive network of buses, metro and tramway of the T.C.L. (Transports en Commun Lyonnais) enables rapid and easy transport from one place to another in the city and its suburbs.

    4 metro lines | 2 cablecar railways | tramway lines | 140 bus routes

    • Visit the local public transportation website: www.tcl.fr

    Velo’v: self-service bike rental in Lyon

    4000 bicycles available throughout the city

    340 conveniently located bike stations, 6 of which are located in the Cité Internationale (Convention Centre)

    Bicycle path development along the new tramway line routes

  • Accommodation

  • Below is a list of nearby hotels, at walking distance:
    June is a tourist period in Lyon, we recommend that you book your hotel in advance!
    The organisation of ICAANE 2025 provides you with a booking platform with special accommodation offers from Booking, Expedia, Trip Advisor,... on the dates of the congress. Just click on the button below to access the booking platform.
  • EVENT PLANNER - Registration
    26, avenue Jean Kuntzmann - 38330 Montbonnot, France
    Tel: +33 825 595 525 (0,15€/min*)
    Information desk: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
    Université Lyon 2
    Maison de l’Orient
    (*) Prices starting from fixed line incumbent, a surcharge may be applied by operators, counting the second after the first 45 seconds.

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