Décines-Charpieu is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. The name of the city is often shortened and simply called Décines.

The town hall of Décines-Charpieu
The town hall of Décines-Charpieu
Coat of arms of Décines-Charpieu

Coat of arms
Location of Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu is located in France
Décines-Charpieu is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°ECoordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E
MetropolisMetropolis of Lyon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurence Fautra (LR)
17.01 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69275 /69150
Elevation171–240 m (561–787 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


Décines is located near Grand Large reservoir, and Lyon is located 12 kilometres west.


Décines left the department of Isère to join the department of Rhône in 1968, and became a member of the Communauté urbaine de Lyon in 1969. On 1 January 2015 Décines left the department of Rhône to join the Metropolis of Lyon.


As of 2009 there were nine public preschools (maternelles),[2] nine public elementary schools (some preschools and elementary schools are grouped into combined primary schools), two public junior high schools (Collège Georges Brassens and Collège Maryse Bastie), and one public senior high school/sixth-form college (Lycée d'Enseignement Polyvalent Chaplin-Becquerel).[3]

There is one Catholic private day school, École maternelle/primaire/Collège Jeanne d'Arc.[2]

There is an Islamic day school, Groupe scolaire Al Kindi.


The stadium of Olympique Lyonnais, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, is located in Décines-Charpieu. It was one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2016 and also hosted the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final. Some matches in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will also be held here.

Notable sites

  • Maison de la culture arménienne de Décines
  • Mémorial du génocide arménien de Décines-Charpieu

Surrounding cities



  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Les écoles maternelles" (). Décines-Charpieu. November 18, 2008. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Les établissements" (). Décines-Charpieu. December 15, 2009. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.

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2016–17 Olympique Lyonnais Féminin season

The 2016–17 season of Olympique Lyonnais Féminin was its thirteenth season since FC Lyon joined OL as its women's section. Like the previous season, the team won all three competitions: the Division 1 Féminine, the Coupe de France Féminine and notably its fourth UEFA Women's Champions League, reaching Frankfurt at the top of the competition's palmares.

2016–17 Olympique Lyonnais season

The 2016–17 season was Olympique Lyonnais's 67th professional season since its creation in 1950.

2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final

The 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final was the 23rd final of France's football league cup competition, the Coupe de la Ligue, a competition for the 42 teams that the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) manages. The final took place on 1 April 2017 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu and was contested by Monaco and reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Paris Saint-Germain won the final 4–1 for their 4th consecutive and 7th overall Coupe de la Ligue title.

2017–18 Olympique Lyonnais season

The 2017–18 season was Olympique Lyonnais's 68th professional season since its creation in 1950.

2018 UEFA Europa League Final

The 2018 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, the 47th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 9th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon, France on 16 May 2018, between French side Marseille and Spanish side Atlético Madrid.Atlético Madrid won the match 3–0 for their third Europa League title. As winners, Atlético Madrid earned the right to play against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid, in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. They also qualified to enter the group stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, but since they already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was given to the third-placed team of the 2017–18 Ligue 1, Lyon, as Ligue 1 was the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

2018–19 Olympique Lyonnais season

The 2018–19 season was Olympique Lyonnais's 69th professional season since its establishment in 1950. The side competed in Ligue 1, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and UEFA Champions League.

Abdelkader Ghezzal

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Abdelkader Oueslati

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Bouna Sarr

Bouna Sarr (born 31 January 1992) is a French-born footballer who plays for French Ligue 1 club Marseille. He signed for Marseille on 7 July 2015.On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals away to FC Red Bull Salzburg as Marseille played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final which was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon, France on 16 May 2018, against Atlético Madrid.

Christophe Durand

Christophe Durand (born 5 April 1973 inn Décines-Charpieu) is a French table tennis player.

He won his first Paralympic medal, a gold, at the 2000 Summer Paralympic Games. At the 2004 Games, he won a bronze in the individual event, and another in the team event. He represented France again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, in class 4/5, and won gold by defeating South Korea's Jung Eun-Chang in five sets.

Gary Chalandon

Gary Chalandon (born 26 September 1986) is a French racing driver. He is most notable for competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula Le Mans Cup and the Le Mans Series. He won the Formula Le Mans class of the Le Mans Series in 2010, whilst driving for DAMS.

Gary Stal

Gary Stal (born 9 February 1992) is a French professional golfer.

Stal was born in Décines, near Lyon. He played on the Challenge Tour in 2012. He won his first title in June 2012 at the Kärnten Golf Open, playing on an invitation. The following month, Stal picked up another victory at the Credit Suisse Challenge, defeating Alexandre Kaleka in a playoff and graduated to the European Tour. He was less successful in 2013, but performed well at the second and final stages of Qualifying School to regain his place on Tour. He then finished 89th on the 2014 Order of Merit, making 21 cuts in 25 tournaments.On 18 January 2015, Stal secured his first victory on a major tour, shooting a −7 in the final round to win the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship by one stroke over Rory McIlroy.

Guy Fischer

Guy Fischer (born 12 January 1944 in Décines-Charpieu – died 1 November 2014,) was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Rhône department. He was a member of the French Communist Party and of the Communist, Republican, and Citizen Group.

Jonathan Leria

Jonathan Leria (born June 4, 1990 in Décines-Charpieu) is a French basketball player who played for French Pro-A league clubs Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Paris-Levallois during the 2008-2011 seasons.

Jonathan Mendes

Jonathan Mendes (born 19 July 1989 in Décines-Charpieu, Rhône) is a French footballer.

Kamel Ramdani

Kamel Ramdani (born 21 November 1980) is a French-born Algerian footballer. Ramdani was born in Décines-Charpieu, Rhône, France. He currently plays for Garde Saint-Ivy Pontivy in the Championnat de France Amateur, the fourth tier of French professional football.

Malela Mutuale

Malela Mutuale (born June 18, 1991 in Decines-Charpieu, France) is a French basketball player who plays for French Pro A League club STB Le Havre.

Rachid Ghezzal

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Born in France, Ghezzal represented France at under-20 level. He made his senior debut for his ancestral Algeria in 2015 and was part of their squad at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Thierry Hupond

Thierry Hupond (born 10 November 1984) is a French former road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2008 and 2017 for the Team Giant–Alpecin and Delko–Marseille Provence KTM teams.

Born in Décines-Charpieu, Rhône, Hupond became professional with Skil-Shimano in 2008, having been a stagiaire with the team in late 2007. In the 2008 Paris–Nice, he wore the mountains classification jersey for one day on stage three, having broken away from the field during stage two, building up a lead of fifteen minutes at one point. As a result, he claimed all the mountain points available.


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