E.L.I. is a unique intercultural center in the heart of Lyon.

A space created for people to meet and exchange cultures.  ELI provides language learning and cultural activity programmes for everyone.

E.L.I. is situated in Central Lyon, close to Place Charle Hernu with easy access to Lyon's Metro and Tram stations; Lyon Part Dieu train station is also nearby. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Saint Jean and Croix Rousse are only 15 minutes away from the centre.


A French language school :Cours à l'Espace Lyon-Japon

  • standard, intensive and themed French classes are available
  • Daytime and evening sessions
  • Week long language courses
  • “Premier Short Stay Package” combines visits and French language learning around a theme : “The festival of lights”, “The silk road”, “The Beaujolais vineyards” ...

Intercultural Service :

  • Intercultural experience including demonstrations and classes in cooking, silk painting, theatre etc.
  • Lounge area for exchange activities, exhibition space and multipurpose spaces
  • Shop selling a range of Japanese items and products.

Experience and enjoy an intersection of cultures in Lyon by visiting E.L.I. We offer you the opportunity to explore, learn, share and even celebrate cultural similarities and differences and to explore and learn something new about yourself at the same time.

publication : 04/06/2010 par ELJ, mise à jour : 24/03/2022