General Information

Congress venue and travel Information

The campus „Saint-Paul“ is located at the metro station „Perrache“. The metro line A stops here.

There is also a tram (T1) going to the campus. The station is called „Suchet“. Both stations are only 200 meters from the campus.

Université Catholique de Lyon
Campus Saint-Paul
10, place des archives
69002 Lyon
France

 

How to get to Lyon

By plane

There are two main airports: Saint-Exupéry International Airport and the Business Airport of Lyon located in Bron.

Saint-Exupéry International Airport

Facts and Figures:

  • It connects Lyon to 120 direct destinations to 40 countries
  • 80 regular flights
  • 62% are international travellers
  • Over 50 Airlines
  • 7,924,000 passengers served annually

Terminal 3 is for low-cost airlines which include EasyJet and Air France hub – with 3.8 million passengers.

Short and long term parking and shuttle services connect the airport to main cities in the region.

The TGV station at Lyon Saint-Exupery is particularly connected to Paris CDG airport and ist proximity to the motorway. This network makes it very easy to access the airport.

Aéroport Lyon Saint Exupéry
BP 113 – 69125 Lyon Saint Exupéry
Tel : 08 26 80 08 26
www.lyonaeroports.com

As soon as you set foot in Lyon, you can get all the information you need from the airport WELCOME space.

165 m2 devoted to reception and information, in the “Le Square” area, between terminals 1 and 2.

At your disposal:

  • The tourist and airport space, where specialized advisors can provide information regarding your trip (hotel bookings, Lyon City Card, museums, guided tours, maps, etc.) and air travel (information concerning flights, airline companies, etc.)
  • The travel ticket office, where you can obtain information and buy public transport tickets (for shuttles and the Rhônexpress tram that connects the airport and the La Part-Dieu train station in less than 30 minutes)

The WELCOME space is open 365 days a year, from 6 am to 11 pm.

The tram service connects Rhônexpress Lyon Part-Dieu in Lyon to St Exupery Airport in less than 30 minutes guaranteed. It provides this transportation service 365 days a year! Departure every quarter hour from 6am to 9pm. Departures every half hour from 4.25am to 6am and from 9pm to midnight

See the detailed schedules on Rhonexpress website

Rates (Internet based rates): www.rhonexpress.fr/presentation

Stations: Lyon Part-Dieu, Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie, Meyzieu ZI, Airport: Lyon Saint-Exupéry.

All practical information at: www.rhonexpress.fr for schedule, prices, & to purchase tickets online.

Business Airport Lyon- Bron
Several Business hotels and Eurexpo is nearby.
There is easy access to and from the motorway.

Aéroport d’affaires Lyon Bron
69500 Bron
Tel : 33 (0)4 78 26 81 09
Fax : 33 (0)4 78 26 72 65
http://businessaviation.lyonaeroports.com

By Train

3 TGV train stations and a network of TER regional trains: something for everyone!

With 2 stations in the city center including Part Dieu and Perrache , you will be sure to find your way in and out of the city.

The TGV or fast speed train places Lyon in the center of Europe today.
2 hours from Paris (a train every 30 minutes)
3 hours from Lille
5 hours from London (by Eurostar)

The TGV also serves Chambéry, Annecy and Brussels as well as many other European cities.

The Mediterranean TGV links Lyon to Marseille in 1 hour & 40 minutes (21 round trips daily)

Information on the local stations Part-Dieu, Perrache and Lyon-Saint Exupéry at: www.voyages-sncf.com

Good Train Plan: iD TGV
iD TGV: Book your train tickets online and receive discounts, to over 30 destinations in France – to and from Lyon.

www.idtgv.com/fr/reserver/destinations/lyon

A dense network: TER
View all information needed for the region

 

Climate

Lyon has a “semi-continental” climate. Summers can be hot; temperatures around 35°C (95°F) are not exceptional in July and August. Precipitations are moderate and happen throughout the year; the mountains to the west (Massif central) protect the area against perturbations from the Atlantic. During the summer, especially in August, precipitations often take the form of thunderstorms whereas in winter, lighter but more continuous rain is more common. Spring and early autumn are usually enjoyable.

 

Language

The official language in Lyon is french. In the tourism sector most people speak English.
The language of the congress is English.

 

Currency

The official Currency in France is Euro.
Exchange offices (bureaux de change) are now rarer with the advent of the Euro. If you want to exchange money, you should do that at the airport.

There is (practically) no way to get a cash advance from a credit card without a PIN in France. Automatic teller machines (ATM) are by far the best way to get money in France. They all take CB, Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus and Plus and are plentiful throughout France. They may accept other kinds of card; check for the logos on the ATM and on your card (on the back, generally) if at least one matches.

 

Visa

If you are citizen of the European Union, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, Monaco or Andorra: no formalities are necessary. A valid identity card or passport is sufficient proof.
For other nationalities a passport is required to enter the national territory. Before the departure, make sure that your passport is valid until the end of your stay. Contact the French Embassy in your country.

Further information can be found here: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/

 

Visa Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his / her visa requirements.
Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure.
Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months in advance of the Congress. When the registration has already been paid, the registration fee minus a handling fee of € 50,– will be refunded after the Congress if the visa was applied for in time, and proof of this, together with an official notice from the embassy confirming that a visa could not be granted, is forwarded to: Pia.schroeder@solution-office.de

 

Electricity

Electricity is supplied at 220 to 230V 50Hz. Outlets are CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin) and accept either CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs. Older German-type CEE 7/4 plugs are not compatible as they do not accommodate the earth pin found on this type of outlet. However, most modern European appliances are fitted with the hybrid CEE 7/7 plug which fits both CEE 7/5 (Belgium & France) and CEE 7/4 (Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and most of Europe) outlets.

Plugs

Travellers from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland and other countries using 230V 50Hz which use different plugs simply require a plug adaptor to use their appliances in France. Plug adaptors for plugs from the US and UK are available from electrical and “do-it-yourself” stores such as Bricorama.

Voltage

Travellers from the US, Canada, Japan and other countries using 110V, 60Hz may need a voltage converter. However, some laptops, mobile phone chargers and other devices can accept either 110V or 230V so only require a simple plug adaptor. Check the voltage rating plates on your appliances before connecting them.

 

Disclaimer

The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the meeting delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the meeting. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

 

Insurance and Vaccinations

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out an insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting France.

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Bergstraße 2
29646 Bispingen
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Pia Schröder
Tel.: +49 (0)5194 97449-0
Fax: +49 (0)5194 97449-4
E-Mail: pia.schroeder@solution-office.de