Informations pratiques


Congress venue

The annual congress of the French Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be held at:
Centre des Congrès de Saint-Etienne,
Site Fauriel
23 Rue Pierre et Dominique Ponchardier
42100 Saint-Étienne



By car
Easy access to Saint-Etienne from the A47 and A72 motorways.
When arrived at Saint-Etienne, follow the N88 in the direction of Firminy / Le puy-en-Velay and take the exit n°21. Keep going on the Fauriel Avenue for about 500m, and park at the “Parking Centre des congrès”
Saint-Étienne > Lyon : 50 minutes
Saint-Étienne > Clermont-Ferrand : 1h30
Saint-Étienne > Grenoble : 1h30
Saint-Étienne > Marseille : 3h30
Saint-Étienne > Paris : 5h

By train
Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux TGV station

2h40 from Paris (daily direct  TGV)
2h33 from Marseille (18 TGV via Lyon)
5h30 from Toulouse (5 TGV via Lyon)
4h32 from Strasbourg (4 TGV via Lyon)
0h45 from Lyon (every 30 minutes)
Information and scheduling: www.voyages-sncf.com

A special congress train Voucher « SNCF congrès et Salons » will be mailed to you upon request during your registration. It gives a discount on the French train ticket up to 20% (N.B.: it is mandatory to keep the voucher with you during the travel).

How to reach the congress center from Saint-Etienne Chateaucreux train station
By city transportation 
- 20 min – 1 connection
Tramway Line T3, Bellevue direction – Stop at « Jean-Moulin »,
connect to Bus line n° 6, Marandinière direction – Stop at « Centre de congrès ».
Ticket price: 1,40 €
Travel planner at: http://www.reseau-stas.fr
En taxi – 10mn – about 10€ - Radio Taxi : 04 77 25 42 42

By plane
Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) is 45 minutes away from Saint-Étienne
Information : http://www.lyonaeroports.com/
Direct flights from/to 112 cities
From the airport to Saint-Etienne:
tramway Rhonexpress (www.rhonexpress.fr) ---> Lyon Part Dieu train station  
Lyon Part Dieu Train station ----> Gare St Etienne Châteaucreux
About 30 € - Travel time 1h30/2h

Code (ID) is : 27847AF
To reach the granted reductions and make your reservation. Click here

Tourist information

Saint-Etienne Metropolis brings together 45 municipalities. With multiple tourist attractions, cultural events, colorful landscapes, it offers a wide range of thrilling experiences. Green, authentic, modern and design, tinged with a glorious industrial past, the city of Saint-Etienne is the vibrant heart of this metropolis. Nearby, the Loire gorges and the Pilat Regional Park give the opportunity to make relaxing and nice walks.

Saint-Etienne makes "living together" the common denominator of all its actions. It uses design as a developer and catalyst for the creative potential of all. Since 2010, Saint-Etienne is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.  

For further information, contact the Tourist Office of Saint Etienne
16 Avenue de la Libération, 42000 Saint-Etienne
+33 (0) 4 77 49 39 00
Mise à jour le 20-02-2019 à 22:48:38