Living in Lyon

Higher Education Institution Agronomy, food, environment


I have enjoyed Lyon ! It is a vibrant city localized in a very dynamic agricultural and industrial area.


Guilherme Brazilian double diploma student

Living in Lyon

As the second ranking city in France as regards the number of students, Lyon totals 163,000 students, of which 16,000 are international students. Lyon is part of UNESCO's world heritage and possesses rich cultural and gastronomic traditions. Our energetic city offers you an exceptional quality of life.

Lyon, the Capital of Rhône-Alps Province


Lyon is the second French Province, located at 1h55 from Paris and 1h40 from Marseilles (TGV High speed train), close to the Alps and the Mediterranee, ski resorts and the sea.
Rhône-Alps natural diversity (mediterranean and temperate climate, plains and mountains) offers a wide range of activities relating to agriculture and food. Fruits and vegetables cropping as well as cattle breeding are important production sectors, renown vineyards are located in Beaujolais area and in the Rhone Valley.

All these activities are strongly linked with a huge network of food processing industries.

One of the greatest "urban" park in Europe: Tête d’Or Park

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At the crossroads of national and international trade

1st French region for international company establishment, Lyon hosts 900 foreign-controlled companies.

Best places to visit and things to do in Lyon:

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And also :

The Bellecour square

The “traboules”in the "vieux Lyon"

Bike riding around town with a “Vélo’v”

Taking a walk on the Croix rousse slopes

Attending the “Fête des Lumières”

Discovering the flea market “Puces du Canal”


  • The Archeological Garden
  • The Lumière Museum
  • The Cinema and Miniature Museum
  • The Fine Arts Museum
  • The Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation
  • The African Museum of Lyon
  • The Musée des Confluences (science center and anthropology museum)
  • The Gallo-Roman Museum
  • The Gadagne Museum (museum of Lyon History and world puppets)
  • The Musée des Automates (museum of automatic puppets)
  • La Sucrière (building devoted to contemporary art)


There are more than 300 bars and more than 60 nightclubs in Lyon! You can find any type of bars and clubs, from a typical Irish pub to a floating nightclub.

Go out in Lyon


To know more about the life in Lyon, sports and cultural events, concerts, movies, exhibitions... :


Emilien PAX

International Relations Department

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