Lyon, France’s number-two conference destination

France’s number-two conference destination according to the ICCA’s 2022 ranking, Lyon has all the arguments to convince event organisers: a central location in Europe, combined with good transport links, high-quality reception facilities and the charm of a 2,000-year-old city with UNESCO World Heritage status. A gourmet city with 20 starred chefs, and a creative city for fashion, art and culture.

Lyon was awarded the title '2019 European Capital of Smart Tourism'. In december 2021, Greater Lyon has been awarded the title of 'World’s Tourism Leading Emerging Destination' and '2nd  best European city destination in 2021' by the World Travel Awards (WTA).
Finally, in terms of sustainable tourism, Lyon is the leading French city and the 7th worldwide city in the GDS-Index (Global Destination Sustainability Index) for the year 2021.Among other things, it stood out for its special focus on the development of environmentally friendly events

At the service of event organizers

The Convention and Exhibition Bureau is the business tourism department of ONLYLYON Tourism Office and Convention Bureau. It is an essential point of...

Hotels in Lyon

With more than 18,000 rooms, the Lyon urban area has the second largest hotel capacity in France. Lyon's constantly growing range of hotel...

Convention and exhibition venues

With more than 200 meeting spaces, including 4 major venues, the Lyon urban area has the second largest capacity in France for the hosting of events,...

Events venues

In the heart of Lyon, or a little further away, in a private townhouse, a museum, a former chapel or on a boat, Lyon urban area abounds with...

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