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Top tips

Bring a plug adaptor

Can you use your Electrical appliances as soon as you arrive in Lyon?
The voltage is 220 volts and we have two-pin plugs in France so don’t forget to buy a plug adaptor if the voltage is 110 volts in your country or you do not use a two-pin plug system.

Water

Tap water is safe in France. You don’t need to buy mineral water.

Temperature in Lyon

Semester 1
September and October: average temperature between 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F
November and December: average temperatures are fairly cold (between 0°C / 32.0°F and 10°C /
50.0°F).

Semester 2
January, February, and March: average temperatures are fairly cold (between 0°C / 32.0°F and 10°C /
50.0°F).
In March temperatures start to increase slightly.
April, May and June: average temperatures are pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F.

Exchanging money to Euros

The nearest ‘bureau de change’ to ESDES is located at:
Global Cash
67 rue Victor Hugo
69002 LYON
France
Website: http://france.globalcash-change.com/
We advise students not to bring large quantities of cash with them to France but to bring enough cash to live off for the first couple of days until they have set up a French bank account. Use a money belt or secure inside pocket. Do not openly display your cash.