A metropolis that puts people at the heart of its development

Discover all of the destination’s assets, its major event venues, hotels, transport network and latest news.

Its Roman architecture (including UNESCO-listed heritage going back 2,000 years) rubs shoulders with bold contemporary creations.

Lyon’s layout, featuring two rivers and three hills, makes this an unusual city, where you can travel to the new Confluence district from the Medieval and Renaissance Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) district by boat.

Lyon has the largest sustainable business and housing sector in France.

Its gastronomic reputation goes hand in hand with the art of hospitality so greatly appreciated by visitors and event organisers that come here.

Experience for yourself the charm of Lyon and the diversity of everything it has to offer.

The assets of Lyon

Are you organising an event? Lyon combines accessibility, innovation, heritage and fantastic food.


Lyon currently has 18,929 rooms (in 2019) and 21 hotel and aparthotel chains are represented in the city.

Access and transport

Right at the heart of Europe, just a 2-hour TGV high-speed train ride from Paris and less than 2 hours by air from the capital cities of Europe, Lyon...

The main sites

The City of Lyon has multiple event locations, with different capacities and styles, but for large-scale events, here's what we recommend. 

Lyon City Card
Culture and leisure pass

Lyon City Card

The essential pass to cultural activities in Lyon: museums, guided tours, boat cruises and more!.

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Leisure cruise, guided tours, wine tours, etc.



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