Where International People Meet

A prestigious private international club in the heart Lyon, the LYINC provides a sanctuary where members and their guests can meet and socialise. The aim of the LYINC is to privilege exchange and friendship between men and women drawn from many different backgrounds and countries, and to contribute to the international image of Lyon.

Hervé Richard, president of The Lyinc

A word from the President

“Let’s make The Lyinc the reference for international clubs in Lyon!”

After 15 years of expatriation in England, North Africa or Romania, I felt a sweet nostalgia when I returned to France in 2013. This feeling which is inherent to expatriates when they return to their homeland and remember the richness of exchanges abroad, the mixture of cultures, and the specific atmosphere of each country they have been able to discover though their experiences.



Our different rooms give members a wide range of options – the possibility to reserve one’s favourite room, to connect two or three smaller rooms, or for bigger events, to combine these rooms with the Big Room. The Lounge and the Library is always open for all members and their guests and cannot be privatized.


Board and Founding Members

Discover our Board members as well as our Founding Members, without whom the Lyinc would have never seen the light.


The Lyinc history

“If you really want to become an international region, you should start by better welcoming foreigners…!”

The Italian journalist who was speaking at an international conference at the head quarters of the Rhône-Alpes Region is probably at the origin of the LYINC. He wasn’t wrong – if foreigners usually praise France, they don’t do it as much when it comes to French people, the way they welcome people and their use of the English language that is often so poorly spoken…


Yves Revol, president of The Lyinc

Dress Code


As a general rule, « tenue de ville » or business attire is requested by all members and guests.

The LYINC would expect that men wear:

  • Long-sleeved shirts at all occasions,
  • If possible tie or jacket,
  • Leather or suede shoes with socks.

Women’s attire should certainly follow similar principles.


Club rules

The Club will be open five days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m., we accept Members upon reservation. If asked, Members are required to identify themselves to the Club Manager or Manager on duty.

II Food or beverage may not be brought into the Club for consumption. Smoking is prohibited throughout the Club.

III The Club Steering Committee requests that all members and guests observe the dress code. For more details read the Dress Code.