Where we are

18 ha of greenery

Located only 20 minutes from Lyon, the Ecole Centrale de Lyon campus is situated in beautiful surroundings in the heart of an 18 hectare property.

The campus brings together teaching buildings and research centres, buildings belonging to the student associations, sporting facilities, administrative buildings, the university cafeteria and student residences: 

According to our students, some of the highlights include:

  • The K-Fêt (café) in the student foyer
  • The student foyer, complete with  cinema, performance hall, and café-bar.
  • The "Assoce", joining more than a hundred of student associations in Centrale Lyon

Many administrative services are also placed at the disposal of students on campus: fax facilities, computing areas, photocopiers…

School cafeteria

The restaurant universitaire (RU), or school cafeteria, directed by the CROUS, is located between the teaching and  research centres, and the School’s student residences, in a building which also houses the student association offices, the student foyer and the café-bar.  

The restaurant is open :

  • For lunch, from 11:30am to 1:30pm,  Monday to Friday
  • For dinner, from 6:45pm to 8:15pm,  Monday to Wednesday

The restaurant is closed on Thursday and Friday night and does not serve breakfast.

The price of a student meal was 3.20€ during the 2014-2015 academic year (all prices are set by the CROUS and are subject to change).

To eat at the restaurant, you must pay with a multi-service card that is rechargeable at the automatic machines situated in front of the RU.

Life in Lyon

Lyon, a city of university students

Lyon is the city with the second-largest number of university students in France. The wide variety of academic programs and the high number of higher education institutions means that Lyon is host to a wealth of knowledge and skills.

The Université de Lyon: The Université de Lyon is the pioneering initiative of the 2nd largest cluster of scientific institutions in France. The Université de Lyon represents the largest ensemble of French universities outside of the Parisian region. It aims to attain a global image that places it amongst the best European and international universities. Rich in diversity, with  both public and private institutions, it is supported by other member institutions located in nearby St-Etienne. The Université de Lyon brings together universities, grandes écoles, an école normale supérieure, and national institutes.

The objective of this public initiative is to create a single federal university institution, while at the same time respecting the individual identity and specific missions of each of its members. All future accomplishments achieved by the Université of Lyon will reside on its founding principles: of complementarity, of the creation of joint research and educational programs, and of the motivation of each individual institution to contribute to a visible, and highly-regarded, Université de Lyon.

A European metropolis

As the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is privileged with an excellent location at the centre of western Europe. The city is able to offer a diverse range of industrial and commercial resources to a large metropolitan region.

An art de vivre

Since 1998, Lyon has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: the city boasts over 2000 years of history. This rich heritage is supported by a living legacy, where the city’s history expresses itself through a number of creative outlets: as the city of lights during the Fête des Lumières, as the birthplace of cinema and the Lumière brothers, and as the proud home of the football team Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon is also synonymous with legendary cuisine and gastronomy, as evidenced by the multitude of restaurants in the city: in the famous bouchons lyonnais, in the guinguettes on the banks of the Saône, not to mention the grandes tables offering delicious local specialities.

Rhône-Alpes: a highly attractive region

The Rhône-Alpes region is ideally located at the centre of European exchanges, at the intersection of northern and southern Europe.