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Practical Information IASCL 2017

Travel Bursaries

IASCL will be providing some funds to support attendance at the 2017 IASCL conference in Lyon. PhD students will be prioritised. More Info at http://www.iascl.net/travel-bursaries.html

Transportation in Lyon

Public transport in Lyon

You can consult maps and timetables on http://www.tcl.fr/en. A basic ticket costs 1.8 euros, it is valid for one trip, on the TCL network, during one hour after it is first stamped. Changes are allowed with the same ticket. Other types of tickets are available depending upon what you plan to do (http://www.tcl.fr/en/Fares/Fares). For example, the ticket liberté soirée costs 3 euros allows for all your trips from 7PM till the end of service.

Taxis

There are many taxi companies in Lyon. Prices are established by a prefectoral bylaw (about 10 euros for up to 3 people to get from the Part-Dieu railway station to conference location ; the price depends on the distance, the time of the day, and the number of passengers, etc. You can estimate the cost of your taxi here)

Bike

a bike rental service runs over the city of Lyon : Vélov' (http://www.velov.grandlyon.com/). Stations can be found within 300m of many points in the city. The bicycles can be returned to any other station. Rentals can last from less than 30 minutes up to 24 hours. In each station, a vending machine (credit card only) allows to get subscription tickets.
Short run subscription tickets cost 1.5 € for a period of 24 hours or 5 € for 7 days.
Then, the rates below apply:

  • first 30 minutes for free
  • from 30 minutes up to 1 hour, 1 euro
  • 2 euros each following half hour
So, you always need to park a Velov at a station, and you better change Velov' every half hour.

Accomodation

General information

Accomodation in Lyon is quite expensive. For basic comfort (bathroom in the room) you should reckon on paying about 80 euros. Tourist center offers a tool for room reservation in Lyon : http://www.en.lyon-france.com/Sleep. To look for hotels in the neighbourhood of the conference, choose Perrache, Guillotière or Bellecour areas.

Please let us know after your stay, where you stayed and if it was ok or not.

Internet access

You should be able to access the Internet with your own laptop using a wifi connection.

Photocopies

The conference won't be able to provide photocopies but several shops in the neighbourhood can do that for you (price vary from 0.2 euros to 0.1 euros per page).

Conference rooms

Conference rooms are equiped with computers and video projectors. Please contact us if you have specific needs.