Cité Internationale: a centre for business and pleasure
Cité internationale is one of the most attractive business sites in Lyon! It is located between the Rhone river and the Tête d’Or park, near the city center and 5 minutes from the major northern periphery road network and 10 minutes from Part-Dieu train station. The Cité internationale, designed by Renzo Piano, is home to 20 hectares of smart offices, elegant homes and an entertainment district. The Cité internationale has its own convention centre (Palais des Congrès) with a 45,000 sq. m exhibition space, conference rooms and a 3000-seat theatre.
- Key Figures
- A 20 hectare site
- 900 residents
- 4,000 employees et over 60 companies
- 800,000 visitors per year to the Palais des Congrès
- A place of culture visited by almost 100,000 people per year (Museum of Contemporary Art + Palais des Congrès amphitheatre
Cité Internationale – Copyright Jacques Léone
The Palais des Congrès Amphitheatre has a capacity of between 900 and 3,220 seats and makes Lyon one of the few European cities capable of hosting major international conventions. It also boasts a 5,400 sq. metre exhibition space, 10 new meeting rooms (1,500 sq. m), hotel apartments, a 3-star hotel, a service hub and a public space of 4,000 sq. m. There is also a 1,200-space parking lot.
Some major companies have chosen to set up here; the French events giant, GL Events, has set up offices here, as have SFR, SAP, Interpol, Olympus Biotech, Tosho Biosciences, the Cardinal group as well as numerous architects and real estate experts
The World Trade Center of Lyon, located at the Cité Internationale, provides services for local companies to aid their development at an international level, it also offers advice to foreign companies to help them set up in the Lyon area. It provides office space and meeting rooms for rental.
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