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Stade Gerland

Join hordes of fans for a thrilling rugby match or an open-air concert at this Lyon stadium with a rich sporting history. 

Stade Gerland is a famous name for French sports fans, as this is the historic home of the soccer team Olympique Lyonnais. Today, the arena is known as Matmut Stadium de Gerland and the soccer team have moved on, yet it remains a major sporting and concert venue. Attend an event here to experience the historic stadium come to life with music and the roar of a crowd. 

The Stade Gerland was originally built between 1913 and 1926 as a multipurpose arena for sports including athletics and tennis. Olympique Lyonnais moved in during the 1950s and the stadium was expanded in the ’80s and ’90s to accommodate major international soccer competitions. Come today to watch LOU Rugby play. LOU Rugby took up the stadium after Parc Olympique Lyonnais was constructed in 2017. 

Remember to bring your camera to take lots of photos of this iconic venue, which is covered by curved roofs on either end of the stadium. Huge floodlights stand at each corner of the stadium to allow for late-night matches and gigs.

Join vast crowds of people to watch a rugby union match. The stadium has seating capacity for 35,000 people, creating a lively atmosphere at big events here. Enter into the stadium through one of the four giant arches that stand on each end, structures so iconic that they’ve been classified as historical monuments. 

See some of the biggest names in music playing in the stadium. Previous concerts have included headliners such as the Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones and Guns’n’Roses. Check the stadium’s website to see what’s happening during your visit.

The Stade Gerland is in the 7th Arrondissement of Lyon, south of the city center. Drive here and park your car in the lots nearby or take the subway, which stops outside the stadium. Explore the wider sports complex to see places such as the Palais des Sports, a skateboard park and the Gerland Table Tennis center. 


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Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences ¥9,953
Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences

Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences

70 avenue Leclerc, LYON CEDEX 07, Lyon, Rhone
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Lyon hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Confluence Museum and Stade Gerland. Textile Museum and Bellecour Square are also within 3 mi (5 km). Halle Tony Garnier Station is only a 2-minute walk and Debourg Station is 11 minutes.

    Appartéo Lyon 7 Jean Jaurès ¥6,933
    Appartéo Lyon 7 Jean Jaurès

    Appartéo Lyon 7 Jean Jaurès

    5 rue Felix Brun, Lyon, Rhone
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Lyon City Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation, Halle Tony Garnier, and Confluence Museum. Jean Moulin University and Bellecour Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Place Jean Jaures Station is only a 5-minute walk and Centre Berthelot Tram Stop is 11 minutes.

      Meininger Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot ¥4,709
      Meininger Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot

      Meininger Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot

      7 Rue Professeur Zimmermann, Lyon
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation, Halle Tony Garnier, and Jean Moulin University. Bellecour Square and Part Dieu Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km). Centre Berthelot Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Jean Mace Station is 6 minutes.

        ibis Lyon Gerland Rue Merieux ¥6,486
        ibis Lyon Gerland Rue Merieux

        ibis Lyon Gerland Rue Merieux

        246 Rue Marcel Merieux, Lyon, Rhone
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and Halle Tony Garnier. Confluence Museum and Jean Moulin University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Stade de Gerland Station is only a 3-minute walk and Debourg Station is 6 minutes.

          ibis Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences ¥6,151
          ibis Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences

          ibis Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences

          68, Avenue Leclerc, Les Berges du Rhone, Lyon, Rhone
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halle Tony Garnier and Confluence Museum. Stade Gerland and Bellecour Square are also within 3 mi (5 km). Halle Tony Garnier Station is only a 2-minute walk and Debourg Station is 11 minutes.

            Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu ¥26,178
            Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu

            Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu

            20 Quai Jules Courmont, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Lyon City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Jacobins and Bellecour Square. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon are also within 1 mi (2 km). Bellecour Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cordeliers Bourse Station is 8 minutes.

              Appartement Lyon Gerland - Enjoy in Lyon
              Appartement Lyon Gerland - Enjoy in Lyon

              Appartement Lyon Gerland - Enjoy in Lyon

              277, avenue Jean Jaurès, Lyon
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in 7th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and Halle Tony Garnier. Confluence Museum and Jean Moulin University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Debourg Station is only a 2-minute walk and Stade de Gerland Station is 5 minutes.

                ibis budget Lyon Gerland ¥4,697
                ibis budget Lyon Gerland

                ibis budget Lyon Gerland

                1 rue Jules Carteret, Avenue Tony Garnier, Lyon
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stade Gerland and Halle Tony Garnier. Confluence Museum and Jean Moulin University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Stade de Gerland Station is 10 minutes by foot and Debourg Station is 13 minutes.