Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby scrum25 » November 20th, 2019, 3:48 pm

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footrush wrote:
Theleinsterlad wrote:Taking early Aer Lingus flight to Paris sat morning then TGV to Lyon. Is there a pub selected for Leinster fans prior to game

As far as I remember from the game we played against Clermont there it’s a bit of a walk outside of the city they had some beer tents at the stadium and some beer token hatches inside the ground ?.
Last time the supporters HQ was in town by the river (the old away day guides are on the official site)

The ground is a bit out. It's easier to get the metro / underground out to it


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5th arrondissement - Vieux Lyon UNESCO heritage site
Most of the good bars and restaurants are in Vieux Lyon. Last time Supporters HQ was in a Scottish bar "the Wallace" owned and run by Irish guys on the river which could accommodate a big crowd but I'd say best bars for fans to congregate this time are Johnny's Kitchen and Johnny Walsh's on Rue St Georges as there won't be that many travelling to this match . They are side by side in the old town 200m south of the Vieux Lyon metro station. The only downside is they are at the southern end of the old town and they are the end of the strip. Anywhere in old town is nice - you'll find plenty of good spots.

If you have not been in Lyon before it is worth taking the funicular tram up to the top of Vieux Lyon on Saturday morning seeing the Cathedral and the old roman ruins including the amphitheatre.

1st arrondissement - Area between Rhone and Saone rivers
Lots of bars near Place Bellecour - main square. Then if you walk up pedestrianised retail street to Place de Jacobins you will see Rue Merciere which is full of restaurants.

If you continue North you see the Hotel de Ville, Place de Terreaux and Opera House. A lot of bars restaurants around Terreaux but a notch down on Vieux Lyon

Stade Matmut
Best way to get to Stade Gerland Matmut is to take the Metro line B to Gerland in the direction of Oullins. If you are out in the old town in the morning you take metro line D from Vieux Lyon or Place Bellecour to Saxe Gambetta and change to Line B. Alternately it is 40min walk from Pace Bellecour


Travel from Airport
Tram is €16 per person one way to Part Dieu - modern office district and main train station.

Buses have restarted recently but I do not know the fare but was about €7.00 before the tram opened

Taxi is normally about €50 to €60 though taxi fares go up a lot at night and at weekends.
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby leinsterblueyellow » November 20th, 2019, 7:47 pm

I had very good memories of watching the Munster vs Saracens semi final in Johnny's Kitchen and Johnny Walsh's. They are lovely pubs and face onto a nice square. I much preferred them to Wallaces last time.

Do you know if they are showing the Ulster vs Clermont match on Friday night? I would love to watch the match there.
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby Theleinsterlad » November 20th, 2019, 8:05 pm

Thx guys sounds like those pubs are the place to go before and after game
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby DaveMr » November 21st, 2019, 10:25 am

I have a spare twin room in Ibis near train station in Lyon.
Have to cancel it tomorrow if anyone is looking for accomm
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby footrush » November 22nd, 2019, 9:34 am

Anyone know what time and which entrance the team bus is arriving tomorrow ?.
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby DaveMr » November 22nd, 2019, 1:20 pm

Team arrival and Sea of Blue details will be on social media this evening hopefully
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby DaveMr » November 22nd, 2019, 2:09 pm

Also a heads up to anyone travelling to the match.
The stadium is cashless. You need to buy tokens or pay with their app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ivory.prod

use code 8TLU6 to get €3 free credit
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby MylesNaGapoleen » November 22nd, 2019, 4:53 pm

DaveMr wrote:Also a heads up to anyone travelling to the match.
The stadium is cashless. You need to buy tokens or pay with their app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ivory.prod

use code 8TLU6 to get €3 free credit


I was there three years ago for the clermont v leinster semi final...you could buy tokens in the stadium but the queue was huge..good tip to use the app.
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby Theleinsterlad » November 22nd, 2019, 6:39 pm

Can you pay by card or is it only these tokens?
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby scrum25 » November 22nd, 2019, 7:44 pm

footrush wrote:Anyone know what time and which entrance the team bus is arriving tomorrow ?.

RDV à 14h45 pour l'arrivée des deux équipes au stade (Entrée des Lions).
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd

Postby footrush » November 22nd, 2019, 8:52 pm

scrum25 wrote:
footrush wrote:Anyone know what time and which entrance the team bus is arriving tomorrow ?.

RDV à 14h45 pour l'arrivée des deux équipes au stade (Entrée des Lions).

Fantastic thanks so much !.
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby johng » November 22nd, 2019, 11:12 pm

Naggin of jemmy in the jocks. Yer only man.

Added benefit of no toilet breaks
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby footrush » November 22nd, 2019, 11:48 pm

johng wrote:Naggin of jemmy in the jocks. Yer only man.

Added benefit of no toilet breaks

Sing that John locked and loaded !.
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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby The Doc » November 23rd, 2019, 2:01 am

Theleinsterlad wrote:Can you pay by card or is it only these tokens?
You have to have tokens to buy stuff. No cash or cards at the stalls

You can use a card to buy tokens as far as I recall


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Re: Lyon V Leinster Nov 23rd (travel/accom/tix)

Postby footrush » November 23rd, 2019, 12:47 pm

☔️ here at the moment !.
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