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Practical information

THE LYON CONServatoire national superieur musique et danse

3 quai Chauveau
C. P. 120
F- 69266 LYON CEDEX 09

Reception: + 33 (0)4-72-19- 26-26
Dance Department: + 33 (0)4-78-28-34-34
Fax: + 33 (0)4-72-19-26-00


The Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse is situated on the banks of the River Saône in the ninth district of the city.

It occupies two sites. The main buildings are at 3 quai Chauveau near the Pont Koenig. The Dance Department is based in the ‘Grenier de l’Abondance’ on the other side of the River Saône on the top floor of the premises of the Regional Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Metro station: Valmy (line D)
Bus stop: Pont Koenig Rive Droite (right bank) (C14, 2, 19, 31, 40, 45)
Vélo’v bike hire stands: Conservatoire (in front of the CNSMD, stand n°9011), Conservatoire Bis (in front of the Grenier de l’Abondance – stand n°4001)
Car parking: in the street in front of the conservatory (free after 6pm)
From Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport: take the RhôneExpress tram to the Gare de la Part-Dieu (terminus), take the metro (line B) in the direction of Stade de Gerland, get off at Saxe-Gambetta and take the bus C14 to Pont Koenig.


The Nadia Boulanger Media resources Centre is open to the public from Monday to Friday:

reading room: from 9 am to 6 pm
lending room: from 1 pm to 6 pm

contact: +33 (0)4 72 19 26 68


Phone us on for information
+33 (4) 72 19 26, 61

Free events

Most of the time, it is not necessary to reserve seats in advance for free events at the Lyon CNSMD.
When booking is required, it is clearly stated on the website. In that case, reservations are accepted by phone or online.

Events with entry by ticket only

Ticket price: €12 for all events.  Numbered seats (except Salle Darasse).
The entrance is free for students from all conservatories provided there are unsold seats.

How to purchase a ticket?

By e-mail:

By post: two weeks before the event, enclosing a cheque made out to ‘l’agent comptable du CNSMD de Lyon CNSMD’ (please do not write anything on the back of the cheque and indicate the date of the concert on a separate piece of paper). Tickets are to be picked up at the door just before the concert.

At the CNSMD: from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 noon one week before and up to the day before the concert

At the concert venue on the evening of the performance, if there are still seats available.

It is not possible to purchase seats by telephone (unless otherwise is stated).