Palais des congrès de Lyon

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The Salle 3000

The Palais des Congrès de Lyon (or "Cité des Congrès de Lyon" or "Centre de Congrès de Lyon") is a convention hall which is part of the Cité Internationale, a newly built district of Lyon, France.


The Salle 3000, at the extremity of the Cité internationale of Lyon

The building was designed by architect Renzo Piano and is located in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. It was inaugurated in early June 2006.

It includes an amphitheater commonly named "Salle 3000" with a capacity of 900-3,220 places (hence its name), 2 auditoriums "Lumière" (900 places) and "Pasteur" (300 places), an exhibition area of 8,400 m², 26 halls of 50-450 places and 3 reception halls of 300, 800 et 1860 m².

In its first six months, the Palais des Congrès de Lyon hosted 120,000 spectators in 12 shows and 30,000-40,000 conventioneers in 11 conventions. It enabled Lyon to be among the major European cities to host major international conferences.

Cité internationale of Lyon[edit]

In addition to the Palais des Congrès de Lyon, the "Cité internationale" includes an underground public parking of 1,200 places, an exhibition area of 5,400 m², ten new rooms of commissions of 1,500 m², a residential hotel, two 4-star hotels, several restaurants, a center and a 4000-m² tertiary public square.[1]


  1. ^ Retrieved June 14, 2009

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Coordinates: 45°47′07″N 4°51′29″E / 45.78528°N 4.85806°E / 45.78528; 4.85806