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Practical information for a stay in LYON

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Your stay in Lyon for the Rugby World Cup is sure to be a memorable one. To help you prepare for your trip and make the most of your stay, here’s some useful information and advice.

Useful mobile apps

TCL: the official application of Transports en Commun Lyonnais. It will help you plan your journeys by bus, streetcar, metro and funicular.

Yuge: this application offers suggestions for places to visit, restaurants to try, and even events in Lyon during your stay.

Too Good To Go: an anti-waste application that lets you buy unsold goods from bakeries, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. at reduced prices.

Lyon Bike Tour: for cycling enthusiasts, this application offers itineraries for discovering Lyon by bike.

Local driving

If you’re planning to drive in Lyon, be aware that the city has set up a low-emission zone (ZFE) that restricts the circulation of the most polluting vehicles. Be sure to check whether your vehicle is authorized to drive in this zone.

Safety tips

Lyon is generally a safe city, but as in all big cities, it’s important to remain vigilant. Avoid ostentatiously displaying your valuables, and be careful with your belongings in public places and on public transport.

Special needs visitors

Most tourist sites, hotels and public transport in Lyon are accessible to people with reduced mobility. For more information, visit the Lyon Tourist Office website.


In September and October, temperatures in Lyon generally vary between 10 and 20°C. Don’t forget to bring an umbrella, as showers can occur.


Service is generally included in the bill at restaurants in France. However, it is customary to leave a few euros as a tip if the service has been satisfactory.


In short, with a little preparation and the right information, your stay in Lyon for the Rugby World Cup will be a rich and enjoyable experience. Enjoy all that this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer.

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