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Living in Lyon

Welcome to Lyon, the ideal place to study !

Isara is located in Lyon, in the south-east of France, in a very dynamic environment close to companies, research centers and professionals working in agriculture, food industry, rural development and environment sectors.

The second-ranking city in France in regard to its number of students, Lyon possesses a rich cultural and gastronomic tradition and an ‘old town’ which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our lively city will offer you an exceptional quality of life.

Studying in Lyon is indeed an opportunity for the city’s 140,000 students to take advantage of fascinating sites and events, including the evening parties organized on barges, the renowned Light Festival (Fête des Lumières), the international Dance Festival (Biennale de la Danse), the Nuits de Fourvière music, dance and theatre festivals held outdoors in an ancient Roman Amphitheatre, or, if you prefer, free organized roller-blading tours offered every Friday to discover Lyon by night…



Lyon, France’s city of culture

Lyon is France’s #2 city for culture according to Journal des Arts, just behind Paris. And for good reason, as the city has an abundance of museums, from the Musée des Confluences (opened in December 2014) to the Musée d’Art Contemporain (Contemporary Art Museum), to the Musée de la Résistance and the Institut Lumière (Cinema Museum), allowing you to immerse yourself in Lyon’s history and heritage. The city’s cultural life is also punctuated by over 21,000 events all throughout the year, ranging from exhibitions, concerts and plays, to festivals, biennial celebrations and much more.

Lyon,World Capital of Gastronomy

If your idea of discovering a destination means tasting everything it has to offer, then Lyon is the place to come! With so many excellent choices, the only difficulty is deciding where to eat. From fine restaurants to the famous local bouchons, home-made organic and veggie burgers, falafel and donut shops, as well as tea rooms and coffee shops (for those with a sweet tooth), Lyon is tasty from starter to dessert.