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 Gare d’Oullins, 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 C22 towards Grange Blanche, and get off at 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 Rhônexpress, which runs every twenty minutes and can be caught outside the departures level of Terminal 1. Take the Rhônexpress as far as Part-Dieu station and then take line B of the metro, as above.
* From the airport, you can take the Rhônexpress. Rhônexpress 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 : Gare d’Oullins) 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).