Discover France’s second largest city after Paris. It lies at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with a history dating back to ancient Roman times, Lyon has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Why exhibit there?
Lyon is considered France’s friendliest city to do business with. It is a competitive destination with a thriving economy and an ideal location in the heart of Europe. It counts among its pillars of strength life sciences and green technologies.
The Lyon Express tram will take you downtown in less than 30 minutes. There is also a readily accessible TGV train station, a handy 5 minutes from the airport terminal, that will connect you with the rest of France.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions what you can bring into France, but it’s best to check the list, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Lyon boasts France's oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters, and exquisite Renaissance houses. The atmospheric neighborhoods found along the Rhône and Saône Rivers reflect the city's rich heritage.
Take a leisurely stroll around Lyon's Quartier Saint-Jean and discover the city's Old World ambience.
Or head over to the site of the ancient Roman city Lugdunum, founded in 43 BC and the capital of Gaul.
- Le Kitchen Café. Try the dried duck breast with broccoli, nori (seaweed), clementine and sesame, or a Norwegian fjord trout with buckwheat, cauliflower and shiitake mushrooms or a shredded pork shoulder with pumpkin and root vegetables.
- Café Sillon. Try the grilled squid, kombu seaweed, root vegetables, mustard and hazelnut versus sweetbreads in tempura for starters, followed by barbecued lamb with black olives, peppers, cardoon and juniper for mains.
- Local currency is the Euro.
- Language is French.
- Visas are required by some nationals, not all, best to check their list to see.
- Plug sockets are the European two prong style.
- Cultural sensitivities are few and far between, but when conducting business, it is always worth noting:
- In France it is vital to ensure that you make appointments for both business and social occasions. It is not acceptable in France to ‘drop in’.
- Punctuality is treated quite casually.
- Gift-giving among business associates is not common practice in France.