General information

The European Academy of Forensic Science Conference will be held from 27 to 31 August 2018 in the Cité Centre de Congrès in Lyon: 50 quai Charles de Gaulle, 69463 Lyon.

Getting to Lyon, Cité Internationale or The Lyon Convention Centre is easy: there are various means of transport available.

About Lyon

Lyon is a center of excellence in security. The city hosts the headquarters of the two actors of forensics in the French Police and the National Police College which trains executives. At the International level, the General Secretariat of the ICPO - INTERPOL organizes every 3 years the International Forensic Science Managers Symposium, a key event for laboratory managers of from INTERPOL countries across the world.

Capital of the Gauls (Lugdunum and Roman relics) and of the gastronomy, Lyon is also well known for the silk factories, the beginnings of Lumière brothers’ cinema, Antoine de St Exupéry and his Little Prince and also the riverboats "Bateaux-Mouche" (yes, they are from Lyon !) to name just a few examples of its dynamism.

See more about Lyon: ONLY LYON

Lyon can easily be reached:

  • by plane as it is served by an international airport:  27 French cities connected by daily, scheduled flights, 43 scheduled international flights, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes
  • -> Express tramway between Lyon St Exupéry airport and the Part Dieu TGV train station
  • by train: 2 hours from Paris, 1½ hours from Marseille, 4 hours from Brussels
  • by car: 4 hours from Paris, 3 hours from Turin, 5 hours from Barcelona

The Lyon Cité Centre de Congrès is easily accessible:

  • by car, situated close to the Lyon Périphérique Nord (Northern Ring Road), car parks available under the Convention Center
  • by local city bus: 3 bus and trolley lines linked directly to the Métro, TGV station and City Centre (lines C1, C4, C5 – the station is called “Musée d’Art Contemporain”)
  • by bicycle: 6 Vélo’v stations (pushbike rental) within easy reach






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