Local Information

The school is held in the “golden” hills near Lyon, in St Germain au Mont d’Or, in the Domaine des Hautannes. The domain offers all facilities for meetings: meeting rooms, lodging facilities, a restaurant, a small bar, a courtyard, a park, and WIFI everywhere. For the school, we have access to 3 small meeting rooms (for working groups or nightly talks), 1 large meeting room (for the main courses), and 35 bedrooms (that can be converted into double rooms).

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If some effort is made to share rooms, all participants should be able to stay at Domaine des Hautannes. Otherwise, some participants can still stay in hotels nearby (in Quincieux or even in Lyon). In this case, shuttles may be organized.


The Domaine des Hautannes is at walking distance from the train station of St Germain au Mont d’Or (1.2 km, but it is not flat!), which is connected to the Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Vaise train stations (10 minutes). Shuttles will be available for the arrivals on Monday (around lunch time) and departures on Friday (after lunch time).

To get to Lyon from abroad by plane, the easiest is often to flight to Paris (Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle) and to take the direct TGV (fast train) to Lyon Part-Dieu station (2 hours). It is also possible to get flight connections directly to Lyon (Aéroport St Exupéry), then to take the Rhônexpress express tram to Lyon Part-Dieu station (30 minutes). If you don’t find any suitable flight connections to Paris or Lyon, you may find interesting flights to Geneva, then take the train.

For any question relative to the polyhedral school, please contact Alain Darte (organizer) or Laëtitia Lécot (administrative staff) at polyhedral-school@ens-lyon.fr.