Lyon has so many advantages that some call it the best city in France.

Lyon stands above the rest for its exceptional combination of economic, cultural and historic assets that make it a highly attractive city. In terms of the economy, Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region which ranked #1 after the Paris region for jobs (65.9% employment rate).

As for entrepreneurship, the Lyon area is France’s second-fastest developing city, but as concerns start-ups, French-Tech and new technologies, Lyon is widely-recognized as the most business-friendly  place to be. According to the APEC (executive employment agency), Lyon is the preferred destination of executives seeking quality of life and a vibrant economy. It ranks just behind Paris as a digital technology capital. The PWC 2015 rankings named Lyon the most attractive city in France.

In terms of culture, Lyon offers the very best in major events, with Nuits Sonores and Nuits de Fourvière music festivals, the biennial festivals of Dance and of Contemporary Art, the Festival of Lights, etc. High cultural quality also comes in great variety, with exhibits and events of all kinds (21,000 every year). Lyon is also known as a cosmopolitan city enjoying dynamic international connections.

And of course, Lyon’s quality of life and fine dining are admired the world over, as are its architecture and preserved heritage. A city of great history, bursting with talent and geared to the future, Lyon certainly deserves its place among the best in France.