Lyon is considered to be a city where life is great and business thrives because of the balance it has created between economic dynamism and quality of life. Ideally located between the sea and the mountains, it offers many opportunities for leisure and relaxation. It also has pleasant stretches along its two rivers (the Rhone and the Saone) and many green spaces, including the Tête d’Or park; one of the largest urban parks in France (120 ha).

Lyon has made the well-being of its inhabitants a priority and is attentive to the challenges of sustainable development. As such, Lyon encourages soft modes of transport; its city bike system, the famous ‘Velo’v’, was an instant success with residents back in 2005. Choosing Lyon means discovering a historic city that is will astound you with its wealth of heritage. Named France’s #1 cultural city (after Paris) by Les Arts magazine, it is also the capital of gastronomy.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A city of culture and creation
  • Capital of gastronomy
  • Nature in the city
  • Sports and leisure (under construction)
  • Living costs (under construction)
  • Urban transport (under construction)
  • Pleasure tourism and business tourism (under construction)