Living in Lyon

Student life

Lyon: a great place to live and study

An attractive city 

The French capital of gastronomy, Lyon offers an exceptional living environment and quality of life that is greatly appreciated by its inhabitants. Situated at the crossroads of major French and European cities, Lyon is included in the New York Times’ prestigious annual international selection of the 50 places to visit. 

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. Among the major international events: the Nuits Sonores (music festival), the Lumière Festival (film festival), the Biennale de la danse (dance event) and the unmissable Fête des Lumières (light show). 

Lyon is home to 150,000 students including 15,000 from overseas. This young and lively city was ranked 2nd in the 2019-2020 league table for student cities by L’Etudiant.

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A business metropolis

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

Finally, Lyon has a highly developed public transport network. The TCL network covers the entire conurbation with more than 130 bus lines, 4 metro lines, 3 funiculars, 5 tramway lines.