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Directions & Maps

Welcome to the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies (Institut d'Asie Orientale) at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) !

ENS Campus map and workshop venues

This detailed map presents the general layout of the main buildings of ENS, as well as the various venues related to the workshop.

How to get to ENS Lyon?

The ENS de Lyon is located in the 7th arron­dis­se­ment of Lyon (the Gerland area), at the cor­ner of Avenue Jean-Jaurès and Avenue Debourg. It is next to Debourg sta­tion on line B of the Lyon metro

WARNING : this address will not appear on any street guide. The exact loca­tion is across the street at 249 ave­nue Jean Jaurès. See the fol­lo­wing map.

  • By metro : From the city centre, take line B in the direction of Stade de Gerland, getting off at Debourg station. The exit at the rear of the train will bring you out opposite Parvis René-Descartes, the courtyard on which the ENS LSH stands.
  • By bicycle : There is a Velo’v stand (city bicycle scheme) just outside the ENS, and in 340 locations throughout Lyon. Cycles can be borrowed using a French bank card ; the first half hour is free.
  • By train : Lyon’s two main-line railway stations are Part-Dieu (recommended) and Perrache. From Part-Dieu, take line B of the metro, as above. From Perrache, follow signs to bus stops, take bus number 32 towards Etats-Unis, and get off at Gerland-Debourg.
  • By air : Flights arrive at Lyon St-Exupéry airport, from which the city centre can be reached either by taxi (around 30 minutes), or by the Tramway 3, which runs every twenty minutes and can be caught outside the departures level of Terminal 1. Take the Tramway as far as Part-Dieu station and then take line B of the metro, as above.
  • From the airport, you can take the Tramway 3 (about 8€). Tramways leave every 20 mn starting on the hour. It takes about 40 mn  to get to the Part-Dieu train station. If you take a taxi from the airport, it will cost you 40€-60€ depending on traffic.
  • From the train station, take the subway (direction : Stade de Gerland) to the Debourg station. Take the exit at the end of train. Cross the avenue to get to the ENS. To buy tickets, you need some change as tickets are sold on machines only (have two 1€-coins or one 2€-coin, or Credit card).