Of a human scale, Lyon is the second largest urban agglomeration in France, with 1.3 million inhabitants in Greater Lyon and 2.6 million in the Urban Metropole. Lyon's geographical location, economic dynamism and quality of life make it a place for enjoyable living:
  • An outstanding natural location
    Located at a major crossroads, Lyon has used its natural assets to ensure easy access to the city.
    Learn more about Lyon and its location…

  • 2000 years of history
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon features many interesting attractions.
    Learn more about Lyon and history…

  • Numerous green areas
    The city invests in major projects which are developed in harmony with greenery.
    Learn more about Lyon and nature…

  • Lyon, is also:
  • Gastronomy
    The art of fine living is cultivated at over 1,500 restaurants, brasseries, bouchons (typical Lyon eatery) and cafés…
    Learn more about gastronomy and restaurants by visiting the Lyon Tourism Office website…
  • Culture
    Through major institutions, galleries and companies, Lyon follows the cultural season.
    Learn more about the cultural program by visiting the website for culture in Lyon…

  • Last but not least, Lyon is also strongly committed to the 17th World Convention of Rose Societies
    With parks, gardens and museums, as well as a Rose Festival open to all. Lyon counts on making this convention an exceptional event.
    Learn more about Lyon's commitment…

To learn more about Lyon, see the City of Lyon Tourism Office website.
To learn more about the Rhône-Alpes region, visit the Rhône-Alpes Tourisme website.

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