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The Cité Internationale is located between the Rhone River and Tête d'Or Park , its buildings are set out in a curve that follows the river bank and the roofs recall the greenhouses in the park. You can visit the Congress Center website.
By bus: The site is served by route 4, which connects with subway lines A and D at stops Foch (A) and Saxe-Gambetta (D). Il is also served by route 58 which connects with the Presqu’île (old town center) and Bellecour square. The fast trolley bus C1 with a dedicated lane connects the Cité internationale with Part-Dieu railway station in 12 mn. You can download the Lyon transportation map.
By TGV (high speed train): The Cité internationale is 12 minutes from Part-Dieu TGV station and 15 minutes from Perrache station. TGV trains run between Lyon and Paris every hour or every half hour. Lyon - Paris : 1h55, Lyon - Marseille : 1h35, Lyon - Genève : 1h50, Lyon - Bruxelles : 3h50. Online ticket booking is possible on the SNCF website.
By road: Right at the city centre's north-east entrance, next to the motorway network and northern orbital road, Porte de Saint Clair exit, direction Cité internationale. By way of example, Lyon is 1h30 from Geneva, 3h from Turin, 4h from Paris, 4h30 from Milan, 5h from Barcelona...The GPS reference is: 45°47.0829', 4°51.1488'. GPS address is "50, quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon".
By air: Lyon-Saint Exupéry is the French airport with the largest number of routes outside Paris, with 27 French towns and cities connected by daily scheduled flights, 43 scheduled international routes, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes (winter programme). The Convention Centre is 25 minutes from the airport and Lyon-Saint Exupéry multimodal station. From Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport, take the Satobus (http://www.satobus.com/welcome.html) airport shuttle for downtown Lyon and Part-Dieu TGV station which runs every 20 min.