Travel to Lyon
ORIENTATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Lyon is divided into nine arrondissements (districts). The ler, 2eme, and 4eme lie on the presqu’ile (peninsula), which juts south toward the Saone (to the west) and the Rhone (to the east) rivers. Starting in the south, the 2eme (the centre ville) includes the Gare de Perrache and place Bellecour. The ler houses the nocturnal Terraux neighborhood, with its cafes and popular student-packed bars. Farther north is the 4eme and the Croix-Rousse. The main pedestrian roads on the presqu’ile are rue de la Republique and rue Victor Hugo. West of the Saone, Fourviere Hill and its basilica overlook Vieux Lyon (5eme). East of the Rhone (3eme and 6-8eme) lies the Part-Dieu train station (3eme) and most of the city’s population.
Tourist Office: In the Tourist Pavilion, at pi. Bellecour, 2&me ( 04 72 77 69 69; fax 04 78 42 04 32). M; Bellecour. Indispensable Map and Guide, free hotel reservation office, and SNCF desk. The Lyon City Card authorizes unlimited public transport along with admission to 14 museums and various tours. Valid for: 1 day 15, 2 days 25, or 3 days 30. Open May-Oct. M-Sa 9am-7pm; Nov.-Apr. daily 10am-6pm.
Police: 47 r. de la Charite (04 78 42 26 56).
HospitalMedical Service: Hdpital Hdtel-Dieu, 1 pi. de I’Hopital, 2eme, near quai du Rhone, is the most central. The city hospital line (08 20 08 20 09) will direct you.
Internet Access: Taxiphone Communications, 15-17 r. Montebello (04 78 14 54 25). 3 per hr. Open daily 8:30am-10:30pm. Connectix Cafe, 19 quai St-Antoine, 26me ( 04 72 77 98 85). 7 divisible card allows lhr. of use. Open M-Sa llam-7pm.
Post Office: PI. Antonin Poncet 2 (04 72 40 65 22), near pi. Bellecour. Address mail to be held: SURNAME Firstname, Poste Restante, pi. Antonin Poncet, 69002 Lyon, FRANCE. Postal Codes: 69001-69009; last digit indicates arrondissement.