The 3 major Lyon event locations

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

Last updated date : 10/01/2022

Cité Centre de Congrès de Lyon – Groupe GL Events 

Audacious architecture in the heart of the Cité Internationale designed by Renzo Piano, state-of-the-art facilities and a pleasant setting enable it to compete with the biggest international destinations.

The Lyon Convention Centre has a Lecture Hall which is unequalled in Europe, complete with its auditorium opening out 180° onto its stage area and its entrances inspired by Gallo-Roman amphitheatres. 

The Convention Centre's spaces:

  • A 3,000-seater lecture hall for conventions and shows, 
  • Two (900- and 300-seat) lecture halls.
  • An 8,400m² exhibition space in the forums,
  • 35 meeting rooms,
  • 3 (300m², 800m² and 1,860m²) reception areas,
  • 3 underground car parks with a total of 3,350 spaces.

The Cité Internationale in brief...

  • Hôtel Marriott Lyon Cité internationale (4* / 204 rooms),
  • Hôtel Crowne Plaza Lyon - Cité Internationale ( 4* / 156 rooms),
  • The Montempo Cité Internationale apartment hotel (3* / 104 apartments),
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art,
  • Casino le Pharaon,
  • Restaurants, bars, 14-screen cinema, shops...

Further information on Lyon Convention Centre

Eurexpo Lyon

Eurexpo  - Groupe GL Events

The number 1 French exhibition centre after Paris, EUREXPO-LYON was built in 1984 on a 110-hectare site and today features 140,000m² of exhibition space. 
Its main activity is hosting both trade and public shows. The main ones include: Pollutec, Piscine, SIRHA… But it also hosts all types of events: conventions, conferences, gala receptions, etc.

Eurexpo was also recently given a makeover including a new Reception Hall and the new Paul Bocuse area. Other extension projects are ongoing.

The site's main stregths:   

  • A 110-hectare outdoor area
  • An uninterrupted 140,000 m² indoor space
  • 7 single-storey exhibition halls ranging from 2,000 to 27,000m² 
  • Hall 4.2: A space with an exceptional 12,000m² without any columns
  • Hall Paul Bocuse: a 10,000m² modular space including a 2,400-seat lecture hall, which can be extended to 4,200 seated or 6,000 seated/standing. It can also host major Conventions, Conferences, Gala Dinners and Shows, offering exceptional conditions. 
  • 13,000 parking spaces (8,000 visitor spaces and 5,000 exhibitor spaces)

As well as: 7 restaurants, 7 bars, 1 ONLYLYON Tourism info point, 1 business centre, 1 store (newspapers, gifts, sundries, confectionery, souvenirs, etc.)
Further information on Eurexpo 

Halle Tony Garnier

La Halle Tony Garnier

A remarkably-renovated historical monument made from stone, metal and glass, Halle Tony Garnier hosts European-scale events in a unique setting.
This totally modular and versatile site offers multiple technical options in an avant-garde setting that has successfully retained its original identity.
This 17,000m² uninterrupted and single-storey space offers optimal conditions for hosting prestigious events: concerts, shows, trade shows, conventions, exhibitions, etc.  


  • 210 m long and 80 m wide,
  • 24 m high at highest point and 8 m on the sides,
  • Tiered seating: 3,000 to 17,000 in setaed-standing version, 4,416 fixed and modular seats, with possible extension to 5,496 seats.

Halle Tony Garnier's reputation has spread well beyond the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Further information on La Halle Tony Garnier

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