Conference venue

The conference venue is the Novotel Gerland Conference Center. It is located by the beautiful Rhône riverbanks across from the Musée des Confluences – Lyon’s emblematic museum of natural history and societies.


The Novotel Gerland is close to the “Halle Tony Garnier” station of tramway line T1, and to the “Debourg” station of metro line B.

Local area map: Novotel Gerland BICA2015 venue (BICA icon), Musée des Confluences, “Halle Tony Garnier” tram station, and “Debourg” metro station.

Lyon public transport website:
Saint Exupery airport tramway shuttle website:

Lyon public transport map

Direction from Saint Exupery Airport

  • Take the tramway to Lyon called “Rhoneexpress”.
    • Walk to the Rhoneexpress terminal situated in the train station of the airport.
    • Purchase your Rhoneexpress ticket at the vending machine situated in the train station hall.
    • The ticket inspector will punch your ticket inside the tram. She can also sell you a ticket with one euro extra charge.
  • Get off the Rhoneexpress at its terminus called “Gare Part-Dieu”.
  • Take Tramway T1 towards “Debourg”.
    • Walk to station “Gare Part-Dieu Vivier-Merle” situated on the other side of the Part-Dieu train station.
    • Purchase your tram ticket at the vending machine on the T1 platform.
    • Punch your ticket at the punch machine inside the T1.
  • Get off the T1 at station “Halle Tony Garnier”. The Novotel Gerland is next to the station.

There are fastest routes using Metro A from “Vauls-en-Velin - La Soie” to “Perrache” and then connecting to T1, or using Metro B from “Gare Part-Dieu” to “Debourg” and then connecting to T1 backwards, but you have one more connection and the tram route is more touristic than the metro.

Hotel reservation

Novotel Gerland offers special price to BICA2015 attendees (refundable) from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8. Please follow this link: Novotel room reservation for BICA2015.

Novotel Gerland information:

Other Hotels recommended by the tourist office of Lyon:

venue.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/27 16:43 by ogeorgeo

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