Practical information

Practical information

2023 Novatech venues

Conference venue
23 rue Jean Baldassini
69007 LYON
Gala evening venue
📍 Le Sucre
50 Quai Rambaud
69002 Lyon
Technical tours meeting points

Lyon Metropolis tour by bike

📍 Station Mue
155 cours Charlemagne, 69002 Lyon
Access: tramline T1, stop: Musée des Confluences or Hôtel de région Montrochet

CAUE tour by bus

📍 ISARA Lyon
23 rue Jean Baldassini, 69007 Lyon
Access: tramline T1 or métro B, stop: Debourg

Urban agency tour by bike

📍 Station Mue
155 cours Charlemagne, 69002 Lyon
Access: tramline T1, stop: Musée des Confluences or Hôtel de région Montrochet

VAD/ADIVET/OTHU tour on foot

📍 Pôle Petite Enfance Helen Keller
14 rue Françoise Giroud, 69100 Villeurbanne
Access tramline T1, stop: Croix-Luizet or bus C17, stop: Buers Salengro

Welcoming the participants

Opening hours

Don't hesitate to come early: bag check at the entrance
  • Workshops & meetings: from 8:30am
  • Welcoming cocktail: from 6pm
  • Conference day: from 8am
  • Wine and cheese: from 6pm
  • Conference day: from 8am
  • Gala evening: from 7pm
  • Conference day: from 8am
  • Lyon Metropolis tour by bike: from 8:45am at Station Mue
  • CAUE tour by bus: from 8:45am at ISARA Lyon
  • Urban agency tour by bike: from 8:45am at Station Mue
  • VAD/ADIVET/OTHU tour on foot: from 9am at Pôle Petite Enfance Helen Keller

How to get to ISARA?

Every means of transportation

By plane

  •  Up to Saint Exupery airport (LYS)

  • From the airport by Rhônexpress (trainline): take the RX line until Gare Part-Dieu (25min - 15.20€), then metro B toward Gare d'Oullins - Stop: Stade de Gerland (10min - 1.90€)
  • From the airport by cab: from 60 to 100€ - indicative price (30min)

By train

  •  Up to Gare Part-Dieu or Gare Perrache (railway stations)

  • From Part-Dieu railway station:  tramway T1 toward Debourg - Stop: Debourg or metro B toward Gare d'Oullins - Stop: Stade de Gerland 
  • From Perrache railway station: tramway T1 toward Debourg - Stop: Debourg 

By car

  •  3 paying parking lots next to ISARA (no free parking lot):

  1. Indoor parking lot LPA&Co - 4 Rue Mathieu Varille, 69007 Lyon
  2. Indoor parking lot LPA&Co - 85 Av. Debourg, 69007 Lyon
  3. Indoor parking lot Bepark - 219 Rue Marcel Mérieux, 69007 Lyon

By bicycle

  •  Vélo'v : self-service bicycle rental

  • Vélo'v parking lot nearby: 7006 - GERLAND, 69007 LYON

By public transport

Where to stay?

Accomodations next to ISARA

Ibis Lyon Gerland Rue Mérieux ***

  • The closest : 10 minutes walk from ISARA
  • Rated 3.9/5 on Google

Novotel Gerland Musée des Confluences ****

  • The best-equipped
  • Rated 4.1/5 on Google
  • 20 minutes walk or 12 minutes by public transport (tramway T1) from ISARA

Quality Suites Gerland

  • The best-rated: 4.5/5 on Google
  • 25 minutes walk or 15 minutes by public transport (métro B) from ISARA

What to do in Lyon?

Make the most of your stay in Lyon!
Novatech is held in Lyon, a city famous for its history, its cuisine, its architecture, and its museums. 

We encourage you to make the most of your stay in our beautiful city. There are many things to see and do; we won’t attempt to present them all to you, but we did want to mention a few ideas, including some with a good link to water.

For a complete list of things to do, we recommend having a look at Visit Lyon and the Only Lyon website.

Some of our favorite:
1. Let’s start right where you are during Novatech; in the 7th District of Lyon, with many things to see and do (although of course, we encourage you not to skive off during Novatech itself!).
2. Visit Vieux Lyon (the ‘old Lyon’), the UNESCO-listed part of the city, full of intact Renaissance and Gothic influences. And full of great restaurants, too!
3. Get a great view of the city from the surrounds of the Fourvière Basilica and Crypt. A truly beautiful historical church and a truly remarkable view of the city. On a clear day you can even see to Mt. Blanc!
4. Take advantage of the We, The Rivers exhibition at the Museum of the Confluences, right at the confluence of the Rhöne and the Saone. The museum itself is a stunning piece of modern architecture, and the exhibition is not to be missed, for anyone interested in rivers!

5. Interested in music, danse, circus? The Nights of Fourvière (French) definitely have something for you (but get in fast – tickets sell out very quickly).
6. Want to relax and soak up nature? There are lots of choices, but our favourite is probably Le Parc de la Tête d’Or. It has something for everyone; a zoo, beautiful botanic gardens, walking/cycling tracks, and a stunning formal rose garden, and all located right within the city centre! You can find many other great parks here.
7. Enjoy the fresh produce of the region, at one of Lyon’s markets.
8. « Where two rivers meet »: an exhibition by British plastic artist Jo Lewis. The exhibition explores the links between Lyon’s famous two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, and their coming together at The Confluence.