Living in Lyon

Studying and living in Lyon are opportunities to immerse yourself in a rich, dynamic culture with a proud history. Doing so also gives you the keys to your future success. Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It first entered the annals of history some 2,000 years ago.

With its ideal location in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, between sea and mountain, Greater Lyon is the beating heart of Europe’s 5th largest urban area in terms of population and GDP. It also boasts major industrial and commercial resources.

Lyon: France’s 2nd university town

The rankings of l’Étudiant and Figaro Student confirm Lyon as France’s second-best city in which to study.

The vibrant economic fabric explains in part the attractiveness of the metropolis. The city’s way of life and emphasis on non-motorised modes of transport have allowed it to leap ahead of the curve.

Montagnes en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Université de Lyon: France’s 2nd scientific hub

Université de Lyon is the top university cluster outside the Ile-de-France region. Its goal is to establish and consolidate its position as one of the best universities in Europe and the world. It comprises an abundant range of public and private institutions buttressed by the membership of institutes in Saint-Étienne. Université de Lyon brings together universities, prestigious graduate schools and other national institutions.

Cultural festivities in Lyon

Nuits de Fourvière à Lyon