Host your next business meeting or conference in Lyon
Lyon is ranked the second most popular city in France for international association meetings and it’s easy to see why. Boasting a central location in Europe combined with good access, excellent hospitality, and the charm of a 2,000-year-old city that is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Lyon has a great deal to offer organizers. From small workshops and seminars to product launches, large conferences, and gala dinners, there are meeting hotels and venues in Lyon to cater for all events.
Renowned as a gastronomic capital with 17 starred chefs, Lyon is also a creative city in the fields of fashion, the arts, and culture. The city’s layout, featuring two rivers and three hills, along with its Roman architecture and network of hidden passageways, make it a charming place to explore by foot or boat.
Perfectly located for both international and domestic events
Excellent transport connections make it easy to meet in Lyon. High-speed TGV and express trains connect Lyon with all major French cities. There are also train services from Lyon to Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the UK. Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is only 25 minutes from the city center and served by 40 airlines offering direct flights to 130 destinations. It can be reached on the RHONEXPRESS tram (which runs every 15 minutes) and by taxi. With the second biggest public transport system in France, including the metro, tram, bus, funiculars, and one of the country’s first bike-sharing schemes, Lyon offers many ways for delegates to get around the city, both quickly and easily.
Things to do with your group
Take the funicular to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, located at the top of the city’s tallest hill, and admire its lavish interiors and stunning views.
Explore the heritage of Lyon and its loveliest landmarks on a guided e-bike tour.
Head out of the city for a wine tasting tour in the vineyards of renowned wine regions, such as Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône, or Mâconnais.
Discover Lyon’s signature traboules, secret passages leading to ancient courtyards, stairwells, frescoes, and gardens.