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Lyon, the second largest agglomeration in France with a population of 1 250 000, promises its residents an ideal location in the heart of european exchanges as well as an exceptional quality of life. Midway between the sea and the mountains, Lyon boasts of a remarkable natural heritage with sites as different as the Pilat Regional Natural Park and the Monts du Lyonnais close by.
A city on the move, in the heart of economic, social, and cultural changes, Lyon is no longer a quiet city immersed in its traditions. Open and friendly, Lyon plays host to more than 120 000 students and is the second best city for students in France.
One of the properties of the Unesco World Heritage Site, Lyon also knows how to benefit from this heritage to innovate and play an essential role in the cultural scheme of things. Biennale de la Danse, Festival Lumière, Biennale d'Art Contemporain are Nuits sonorous are some of the many events that keep Lyon and its residents abuzz with activity. Situated geographically, culturally and historically in the heart of Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2 is a reflection of its city.  

  • EconomyEconomy Lyons is the second largest economic centre in France

    Situated on the main axis between the European the North and South of europe, the Rhone département is an attractive area. Lyon is the second largest city in France after Paris. Read next page

  • Dynamic RegionDynamic Region Capital city of the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is visited every year by tourists, students and professionals from many countries.
  • GeographyGeography An ideal geographic position!

    Mid-way between the sea and the mountains, at the heart of a flourishing region, close to many European cities, Lyon is an ideal starting point to a discover Europe. Read next page


  • HeritageHeritage The city of Lyon boasts an extraordinary historical and cultural heritage. In 1998, UNESCO included the historic city of Lyons into its World Heritage List.
  • GastronomyGastronomy The city of Lyon has long been renowned for its culinary specialities. Gastronomic pleasures are a part of the city's tradition and way of life, delighting the city's visitors.
  • CultureCulture Lyon is a city of culture and creation. Visited by many artists, Lyon is a natural meeting point for members of the artistic community. The city offers a variety of venues and activities to suit a wide audience.
  • Quality of lifeQuality of life With its many parks and gardens, Lyon offers a very attractive place to live.
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