19-23 Feb 2018 Villeurbanne (France)

Practical Informations

The workshop will be held on the campus of University Lyon 1, La Doua. The talks will take place at the following address (see map below):

Building Darwin D, Salle Fontanès
23-25 Avenue Pierre de Coubertin
69 622 Villeurbanne


 The TCL provides an important network of subways, trams and buses in Lyon and surroundings. The easiest way to reach the campus is to use the tram lines T1 and T4, and get off at the stop 'Université Lyon 1'. Darwin is the building immediately adjacent to the tram stop (on the same side of the tracks). As you exit the tram you are facing Darwin. The entrance to Darwin D will be to your right as you face the building when you exit the tram. Simply backtrack about 100ft in the direction you came from with the tram. The salle  Fontannes is immediately to your left as you enter on the ground floor of Darwin D. 

You can also use the buses C2, C26 and 70 which stop near the university, although you will have to walk a bit more.

Note: The TCL tickets should be validated each time you take a bus, tramway or metro. For the buses and tramways the validation machines are located near the doors as you board the bus or tramway. For the metro, you need to insert the ticket through a validation machine in order to access the metro.  Each ticket is valid for one hour from the time of first validation; a single ticket allows you to take any bus, tramway or metro as many times as you wish within the hour.

You can find here more detailed informations about fares, schedules and where to buy tickets. A detailed map of the network can be found here.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place at Maison Villemanzy (25 Montée Saint-Sébastien, 69001 Lyon). The dinner starts at 7:30pm. No dress code required.

  • Take metro A from Charpennes in direction of Perrache.
  • Exit Metro A at Hotel de Ville
  • Head north from Hotel de Ville to Place Louis Pradel
  • Cross Place Louis Pradel (big square with fountain)
  • Take rue du Griffon (there is a boulangerie called Le Fournil de l'Opera on the corner)
  • Continue up rue Griffon
  • Turn slightly right then left up Montée Saint-Sébastien

See Map.



For the accomodation, here is a short (non exhaustive) list of possible hotels nearby:

  • Mercure Lyon Charpennes (4 stars), 7 Place Charles Hernu, Villeurbanne.
  • Best Western Richelieu Lyon Part-Dieu (4 stars), 25 rue Lalande, Part Dieu, 6e arr., Lyon.
  • Hotel des Congrès (3 stars), Place du Commandant Rivière - Rue Georges Melies, Villeurbanne.
  • Ibis Styles Lyon Villeurbanne (3 stars), 130 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, Villeurbanne.
  • Hotel Ariana (3 stars), 163 cours Emile Zola, Villeurbanne.
  • Ibis Budget Lyon Centre - Gare Part Dieu (2 stars), 52, Rue de la Villette, 3e arr., Lyon.
  • Hôtel Tête d'or (2 stars), 62, rue Garibaldi, 6e arr., Lyon.
  • Hotel Elysée (2 stars, proche Place des Jacobins et Place Bellecour), 92 rue Président Edouard Herriot, 2e arr., Lyon.



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