Student life > Surroundings

An exceptional situation

A well-equipped campus

 Surrounded by 18 hectares of woodland campus, Centrale Lyon's dormitories are just next to the refectory, the club premises, the sports center and the teaching and research buildings: everything is to hand, so as to combine studies, social life, sport and leisure on an everyday basis The Centrale Lyon campus is just next to those of the Ecole de Management de Lyon and the Institut Paul Bocuse: with over 1,200 students (engineering undergraduates, doctoral and Masters students), the potential for training, social life, activity and contacts is maximized.

Near to everything you need

Around the campus (within 10 to 15 minutes' walking distance), everything you need is to be found in Ecully, from a huge mall with hypermarket and 86 other stores (bookshop, fast food restaurants, services, clothing, photography, etc.) to traditional downtown shops. And a few strides take you out on the walking trails of Ecully and the neighboring districts.

Just next to a very lively big city

From the cultural and entertainments angle, the city of Lyon - with its museums, theaters, festivals, movie houses, not to mention pubs and clubs - is just 20 minutes away on public transport. The FEL (Fédération Etudiante Lyonnaise) students' organization - the biggest in all France, with 32 associations and 85,000 students - makes sure that life is rich in events and parties! And don't forget the Gerland stadium, the most venerable of France's big venues - due to host the Rugby World Cup in 2007.

Between the sea and the mountains

Lyon is the second biggest city in France, and just 2 hours' ride from Paris on the high-speed TGV train; but it is also a place from which you can go skiing 7 months of the year (les 3 Vallées, La Plagne, l'Alpe d'Huez, les Deux Alpes are just some of the resorts you can reach in less than 2 hours by car!), or go down to the Mediterranean for the weekend in just 3 hours (1? by TGV!) - or spend an afternoon in the picturesque Ardèche area, or the Beaujolais wine-growing district...

Centrale Lyon - 36 avenue Guy de Collongue - 69134 Ecully Cedex - FRANCE Tél : 04 72 18 60 00 - Fax : 04 78 43 39 62