New to Lyon? A quick guide.

A people-friendly European metropolis, Lyon frequently ranks among the best places to live in France and Europe.

With its old town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city has preserved the best of its past while constantly looking to the future, as can be seen in its vibrant economy and attractive living environment.

The key to this success lies in the ability to offer all the ingredients for personal and professional fulfilment, a rich cultural life and measures to ensure sustainable development.

A renowned culinary capital, Lyon is also home to the Olympique Lyonnais soccer club, seven-time winners of the French league title and semi-finalist in the 2010 Champions League.

Some useful links for more information:

  • – AngloInfo is a website for expats and travellers, offering an English language guide to life in Lyon.
  • – ONLYLYON offers information (in English & French) for visitors to the city, as well as those coming to Lyon to study, work or start a business.
  • – the official website for the city (in French), including practical information and upcoming events.
  • – general information (in English) on life in France, including a useful forum