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    WHY LYON ?

    2nd Europe’s Leading City Destination (World Travel Awards 2021)French City for International Events

    European Capital of Smart Tourism (GDS Index 2019)

    2nd French City for International Events

    Leading French life science city:
    550 research labs - 150,000 students - 13,300 researchers in the Greater Lyon area

    Part Dieu train station: TGV station and direct connections to London, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Bruxelles, Torino, Milano

    Green city: 4,000 free to use bicycles -766 km of bicycle paths

    270 hotels - 18,200 rooms

    UNESCO’s world heritage & Capital of Gastronomy : 4,617 restaurants - 19 Michelin stars

    240 start-ups in the Greater Lyon area

    2nd French Digital area


  • A two thousand year city, situated at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône rivers. It is a city rich in history and particularly known for its Gallo-Roman origin with its former name Lugdunum. From the beginning of the industrial era, Lyon has attracted many companies representing various industrial sectors making its economic growth one of the most dynamic in the country.

    This expansion fostered the development of research and higher education institutions, including private and public research centers, universities and engineering schools. Université de Lyon is considered as the second academic center in France after Paris, with more than 150,000 students
    Currently, Lyon is the primary city of a community of about 2 million people. Lyon is easily accessible by all means of transportation from Europe, and from all continents. France welcomes international visitors from all over the world and September is a fine period for visiting Lyon and surroundings.
       
     
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