Lyon City Hall, Place de la Comédie, 69001 Lyon, France
WUDC (World Urban Development Council) Sunday 6, 14h30-17h00
ENS (École Normale Supérieur de Lyon), 15 Parvis René Descartes 69007 Lyon, France
Plenary Sessions Wednesday 9, 10h15-14h00
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is located 25km to the east of Lyon, and less than an hour away from the region’s major cities by road.
From the airport is possbile to reach the city centre by car, by bus, by Tram, by TGV and taxi.
The French TGV network (high-speed trains) is highly developed, branching out in three main directions - southeast (Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean), Atlantic and north. Lyon Part-Dieu, place Beraudier, and Lyon Perrache, 10 cours de Verdun, are the two main railway stations in Lyon’s city centre. Both have a café, snack bar, ATM, newsagent, tourist information office and a bus link to Lyon-St-Exupéry Airport.
SNCF is the national rail service provider through which is easy to reach the city from all over Europe.
TGV high speed network. A TGV leaves Lyon Part-Dieu for Paris almost every half an hour (journey time - 2 hours) and provides direct different cities, including Marseille (1 hour 40 minutes), Geneva (2 hours), Lille (3 hours), Brussels (4 hours) and Nice (4 hours 25 minutes).
The coach station is situated at Lyon Perrache railway station, 10 cours de Verdun. Its facilities include cafés, restaurants, ATMs and a bureau de change. Within the Rhône-Alpes area, the main operators Transport en Commun Lyonnais(TLC). Eurolines (tel: (04) 7256 9530; Eurolines provides links throughout Europe
Main routes to Lyon are the A6 motorway from Paris, the A7 from Marseille, the A43 from Geneva and the A48 from Grenoble.
Maison de la Culture, 4 Rue Paul Claudel, Grenoble
Plenary Sessions Monday 7, 9h00-22h00
Stade des Alpes, Avenue de Valmy 38000, Grenoble
Urban Workshops Tuesday 8, 9h30-22h00
Grenoble, at the heart of the Rhone-Alps region in southeast France, is in the Isère department and holds a strategic position as the crossroads between northern and southern Europe. 157 900 people live in the city and 425 650 live in the greater Grenoble area (34 cities). The city is surrounded by three mountain chains :Chartreuse,Vercors and Belledonne.
Grenoble can be easily reach from differents airports:
From Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to get to Grenoble:
Within walking distance from the terminal is a station where the high-speed TGV trains stop. There are connections with the main cities in the region. Work is being carried out to build a fast tram/subway connection between Leslys and the center of Lyon.
Car and bus
The airport is along the A432, the highway that connects the A42 (Lyon–Grenoble) and the A43 (Lyon–Chambéry). The route to the airport is clearly indicated on the signs.
You can find the office of Satobus on the first floor of the Central Hall (tel: +33(0)4 726 87217). This company maintains connections with various places in the surrounding area, in addition to Lyon these buses also go to places such as Grenoble, Aix-les-Biens, Valence and to popular ski destinations in winter.
From Geneva airport
Regular coach services reach Grenoble within 2 hours.
From Grenoble AIRPORT
In 45 minutes, you are in the town centre in connection with trains, tramways and buses. More info about airport's shuttles
Several daily connections with Europe's big cities, as:
- Grenoble-Paris : 7 direct TGV high speed trains, in 3 hours
- Grenoble-Lille-Bruxelles : 1 TGV high speed train per week, in 5.5 hours
- Grenoble-Paris-Cologne : 4 TGV high speed trains per day, in 8 hours
- Grenoble-Turin-Milan : 3 round trips per day
More info about the SNCF the national rail service provider.
A crossroads, Grenoble is particularly easy to access. Arrival by motorways A48(Lyon, Valence), A41 (Chamery, Annecy), and A51 (Marseille).
To know more about Grenoble and Lyon
The cities of Lyon and Grenoble offer a wide range of hosting opportunities.
6 place de la gare
Train station: in front of the hotel.
MC2 (30 mns) : Tram A to MC2-Maison de la Culture.
Stade des Alpes (30 mns) : Tram A to Chavant and then tram C to Grenoble-Hôtel de Ville.
59, boulevard Gambetta
Train station (20 mns) : Tram C from Gustave Rivet to Chavant and then tram A to Grenoble-Gares.
MC2 (a 15-minute-walk) : Tram C from Gustave Rivet to Chavant and then Tram A to MC2-Maison de la Culture.
Stade des Alpes (20 mns) : Tram C from Gustave Rivet to Grenoble-Hôtel de Ville.
13 - 15 avenue Marcellin Berthelot
Tram A stop "Mounier" in front of the hotel.
Gare (30 mns) : Tram A to Grenoble-Gares.
MC2 : a 6-minute-walk or Tram A to MC2 Maison de la Culture.
Stade des Alpes (20 mns) : Tram A to Chavant and the tram C to Grenoble-Hôtel de Ville.
29 rue Pierre Sémard
Train station: behind the hotel.
MC2 (20mns) : Tram A from Grenoble-Gares to MC2 - Maison de la culture
Palais des sports (20mns) : Tram A from Grenoble-Gares to Chavant and then tram C to Grenoble - Hôtel de ville
12 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre
Gare (20mns) : Tram A from Chavant to Grenoble-Gares.
MC2 (15 mns) : Tram A from Chavant to MC2-Maison de la Culture.
Stade des Alpes (15 mns): Tram C to from Chavant to GrenobleHôtel de Ville.
7 place Robert Schuman
Train station : behind the hotel.
MC2 (40mns) : Tram A from Grenoble-Gares to MC2-Maison de la Culture.
Stade des Alpes (40mns) : Tram A from Grenoble-Gares to Chavant and then tram C Grenoble-Hôtel de Ville.
21, Rue Lazare Carnot
Gare (5mns) : Tram A from Victor Hugo to Grenoble-Gares.
MC2 (10 mns) : Tram C from Foch-Ferrié to Chavant, and then tram A to MC2-Maison de la Culture.
Palais des sports (20 mns) : Tram C from Foch-Ferrié to Grenoble-Hôtel de ville.
11 rue Général Mangin
Gare (10mns) : Tram C from Foch-Ferrié to Chavant and then tram A to Grenoble-Gares.
MC2 (10 mns ) : Tram C from Foch-Ferrié to Chavant and then tram A to MC2 -Maison de la culture
Palais des sports (20mns) : Tram C from Foch-Ferrié to Grenoble-Hôtel de ville
Grenoble Taxi 14 rue de la République 38000 Grenoble Tel. +33 (0)4 76 54 42 54
Vélo Transport Grenoble
Tel. +33 06 62 35 83 70 e-mail:email@example.com
Liability & Insurance
It is highly recommended that all participants carry proper travel and health insurance. The organisers will not take any responsibility for damage or injury to persons and property during the Congress.
According to Météo France our region boasts 24 different climates. On average the Rhone Alps has twice as much rainfall as any other French region and with its 7000 km of water sources, it is no wonder that water is such a dominant feature. However, this oceanic influence is subdued by the barrier of the Massif Central to the west, the Mediterranean currents in the south and the Alps to the east. Within the region's borders such contrasting climates are impressive: in just a few kilometres it is possible to go from a damp climate to a very dry one. Similarly the mountain weather (wet) is diametrically opposed to that in Montélimar (Mediterranean - hot and dry). The corridor formed by the Saône and Rhône valleys, effectively the Rhone Alps' backbone, is relatively dry.
France uses the euro. As to denominations of the currency, there are ¬ 5, ¬ 10, ¬ 20, ¬ 50, ¬ 100, ¬ 200 and ¬ 500 notes, and ¬ 0.01, ¬ 0.02, ¬ 0.05, ¬ 0.10, ¬ 0.20, ¬ 0.50 (amounts under ¬ 1 are called cents), ¬ 1 and ¬ 2 coins. Many businesses will not accept notes larger than ¬ 50 because of counterfeit money in circulation.
Credit cards are widely accepted, although in some small shops or hotels there might be an extra charge (2-6%). If you pay by credit card, a passport may be required.
The normal electricity supply is 220 volts. Type E plug is used. CEE 7/5. France standardized on a round plug with two round pins. This standard will also accept Europlug (type C) and CEE 7/17 plugs. Sockets are installed with the earth pin upwards.
France has adopted the common European emergency number 112. Fire services are in charge of 112. Languages spoken (with translators) are the European Union languages.
Other emergency numbers are:
17 - Police
15 - Emergency Medical Services
18 - Fire Brigade
Passports and Visas
Participants and escorts who need a visa to enter France should apply for it in advance at the Consulate Office or Embassy at their place of residence. The Secretariat of the Congress (INTA-International Urban Development Association, will provide those who have registered at the Congress all the necessary accreditation papers to that effect.
The lists of countries whose citizens need a visa can be consulted on the web site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Information about Visas