Mode City Shifting to Lyon in 2016
After eight years in Paris, French lingerie and swimwear trade shows Mode City and Interfilière will temporarily return to Lyon, France, for their July 9–11, 2016, run.
The final games for the 2016 UEFA European Championship soccer match will be held in Paris on July 10, which will affect availability and pricing of hotels, airline tickets and taxis, Mode City organizers said.
According to a statement released by Mode City organizer Eurovet, prices in accommodations near the Porte de Versailles exhibition park, where Mode City and Interfilière are held, have already increased considerably. The group consulted several exhibitors and determined that it would be best for the intimates and beachwear shows to return to Lyon, where both launched in 1984.
Since leaving Lyon, the city has increased its hotel capacity and accessibility, including the opening of public transportation lines connecting the city center to the Lyon Eurexpo exhibition park as well as access to the exhibition center from the Lyon Part Dieu rail station and the Lyon Saint Exupéry International Airport. Lyon now offers nearly 15,000 hotel rooms, and there are 115 direct flights to Lyon from European capitals and other French cities. Emirates and Turkish Airlines also operate flights from Asia and South Africa though Dubai and Istanbul, according to Eurovet. Lyon, the third-largest city in France, is also an hour and a half from Geneva.