Living in Lyon

Student life

Lyon: a great place to live and study

The French capital of gastronomy, Lyon offers an exceptional living environment and quality of life that is greatly appreciated by its inhabitants. The city also offers a fantastic location, situated at the crossroads of major French and European cities, with easy access to the beaches of the Mediterranean and the best the French Alps has to offer in terms of ski resorts. 

Lyon is home to 150,000 students including 15,000 from overseas. This young and lively city was ranked 1st in the 2018-2019 league table for student cities by L’Etudiant.

Lyon Métropole will surprise you with its striking, dynamic and culturally rich offer: museums, festivals, shopping, theatre, opera, monuments, cinemas, parks… Over 21,000 cultural and artistic events take place throughout the year.

The city’s entrepreneurial flair, connections to the world and economic influence, make Lyon, France’s most business-friendly city.