Comfort Suites Lyon Est Eurexpo
17 Rue de la Cordiere
Phone: (33) 811 030435
Fax: (33) 478 206858
With a convenient location and its warm, sophisticated atmosphere, Eurexpo welcomes over 15,000 exhibitors and 1.5 million visitors each year, and also hosts all types of events. The Center includes indoor and outdoor accommodations, conference, convention, and exposition halls, meeting rooms, restaurants and bars, a box office, an all-terrain track, and 13,000 parking spaces. More than 200 events are held here each year. See website for details on renting space or attending an event.
Gymnase Mado Bonnet is a grandiose gymnasium that is furnished with state-of-the-art sporting facilities. The gymnasium is well-equipped to hone the abilities of basketball, handball, volleyball and badminton players. The Gymnase Mado Bonnet also serves as a home arena for L'Union Lyon Basket Féminin. If you wish to spot a local sport star, do visit the gymnasium.
The University of Lyon or Université de Lyon was established in 2007 and consists of a number of sub sections dedicated to independent studies. Of which the three main universities include Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 for health science studies, social sciences at the Lumière University Lyon 2 and Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 for humanities and law. The University is the center for education in Lyon and has a number of resident as well as foreign students. The University organizes a host of events that bring together the entire scholastic community and which can be attended by visitors. For more information, contact the university or take a tour of their website.
Located a few miles away from central Vaulx-en-Velin, Centre Culturel Communal Charlie Chaplin serves as a cultural center and an event space for a plethora of live acts that take place in the region. The center is home to concerts, musicals, puppet shows, dramas and several other local events. The venue has a seating capacity ranging from 180 to 1100 people and superb lighting and acoustics to enhance performances. Check website for a detailed event line-up.
Constructed in 1926, by the famous architect Tony Garnier, Gerland stadium has undergone many changes, the last being the one prior to the 1998 FIFA World Cup. With a seating capacity of more than 40,000 spectators, this stadium is a sight to behold during the FIFA World Cup matches. Homeground of the OLympique Lyonnaise, this stadium holds someem of the teams most awaited matches throughout theyear. Contact the club for more information.
An old train station that was used only for freight for many decades, the Gare de Jean Macé has been undergoing a makeover and just recently reopened its doors to the public. The departures and arrivals area at the Perrache and Part-Dieu stations will remain unchanged by this new station, but many regional trains will now make this new stop which will greatly help to relieve the two main stations. The Gare de Jean Macé is located on the left side of the Rhône river in the southern part of the city. From there, it's only a few metro or tramway stops to Saxe Gambetta, Gerland or Grange Blanche.
Halle De La Gare TGV (Hall of the Railway Station TGV) is the main central hall of the state-of-the-art Lyon-Saint Exupery TGV station that was based on the designs by Santiago Calatrava to serve the TGV line between Paris and Marseille. The design of this steel and concrete superstructure was derived from the shape of one of the designer's sculpture and resembles a bird at the point of flight, giving it a balanced shape. Apart from serving as a high-speed station for the Lyon's Satolas Airport, Halle De La Gare TGV is also used for hosting various concerts and music festival during summer. Call for more information.
The 'Airport' in Lyon-Saint Exupéry is rather deceptive, for in reality it is so much more. It has some facilities that go beyond what ordinary airports offer. In addition to the usual duty-free stores, it houses quite a few bars and restaurants. But its most striking feature is that it has a business center that the travelers can use. The conference center can be rented out for a day
Gradium offers a huge selection of new and used computers and laptops. All brands are available here. For an original machine, buy individual computer parts and have them build it at the store. You can choose your favorite keyboard or mouse and even buy software improving your computer's functionality. Complete your purchase with a printer or a scanner. Gradium also specializes in web installation. They have various accessories like modems, routers, antennas and servers. If your computer needs some repairing, bring it in and rent some equipment in the meanwhile. Check website for more details.
Cook and Go Chefs feeds hungry clientèle through an interesting and unique concept: they create the recipes, buy the groceries, prepare the kitchen, and even clean up. Participants cook with the help of a chef and take the meal home. Workshops include meals for an entire week or for a dinner party, and can be adjusted to accommodate a couple, a family, or any number of guests. The recipes are balanced and based on fresh, seasonal foods without preservatives or excessive sugar and salt. See website for package details or to sign up for a short workshop.
La Plateforme is a unique event space (inside a fuel tanker!) that can hold around 700 people in four rooms along its huge length.This space(including two stages) is used to host a line-up of great concerts by artists from around the world. Times and ticket prices vary. Professional events, cocktail parties, festivals and business conferences may also be held on the boat. See the website for upcoming shows and an impressive list of past concerts.
Located on the Villeurbanne campus, the Espace Double Mixte is a large (2000 square meters/21,528 square feet) exposition space rented for all varieties of events. The programming is very eclectic, including student forums, secondhand and farmer's markets, receptions for weddings and concerts, and indoor sports competitions or domestic animal shows. Student resources such as a cafeteria and photocopiers are also inside.