Conference venue

Lyon is the second university city in France. Within Lyon Université, Université Claude Bernard and several engineering schools (INSA, ECL, ENTPE) dedicate part of their teaching/education to fluvial hydraulics for which research is particularly developed in LMFA, Irstea and CNR that own specific hydraulics facilities.
The rivers have always been a major importance in the history of Lyon. The historical center, 2000 years old UNESCO world heritage architecture, is grouped around Fourvière hill, on the border of the River Saône. The more modern districts are spread along both sides of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A new district is being built in the heart of the city at the confluence between these two rivers.

Lyon, known as the capital of gastronomy, is also famous throughout the world by its « chefs » and the wines of the surrounding regions. With more than 10,000 hotel rooms, Lyon will be happy to welcome you.

Fast trains connect the city centre with Brussels, London and Paris and Lyon airport is connected with more than 40 cities in Europe and beyond.

River Flow 2018 will be held at Espace Tête d’Or, 103 Boulevard de Stalingrad, 69100 Villeurbanne ( This convention center is located on the border of Lyon’s famous park Tête d’Or, just 15 minutes away from the central railway station Lyon Part-Dieu (see maps below). It is located only 1km away from two of the hosting institutions Irstea (where the masterclasses will be held) and INSA Lyon.

See the conference center location on OpenStreetMap.