Place Charles Béraudier,
69003 Lyon

Commissioned in 1983, the Part-Dieu railway station replaced the former Lyon-Brotteaux station. Designed by Eugène Gachon and Jean- Louis Girodet, it was built as part of the urban development of the Part-Dieu district, which also houses a major business centre and a huge shopping centre. It is the leading European railway station in terms of the number of connecting passengers, and the first provincial station in terms of annual passenger numbers. It is also the leading hub for Lyon public transport system, making the district a true contemporary metropolitan hub crossed daily by half a million journeys. As part of the major redevelopment project of the Part-Dieu area, the station is currently undergoing important extension work. A major gateway to the city, it is at once a place of fleeting encounters, sad goodbyes, joyful reunions, social resistance, marginal communities, and mundane routines; a place where a wide plethora of fragile and intense experiences unfold.