DISCOVERING LYON

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Lyon is on the UNESCO world heritage list and is a major European city, with indisputable assets. Located in South East France, two hours from Paris by TGV, the capital city of the Rhône-Alpes region has several geographical features.

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Indeed, Lyon is halfway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alpes, allowing aficionados to practice their skiing and other mountain sports. From a local point of view, the city of Lyon is overshadowed by two hills, including Fourvière, which overlooks a big part of Lyon, with its Basilica crowned by a monumental golden Virgin Mary.
The city also has two rivers (the Rhône and its tributary, the Saône), which meet south of Lyon.
The Rhône-Alpes region numbers over 7.5 million inhabitants (i.e. more than 10 % of the French population). It is one of the most industrialised regions in France and it is home to fifty world leading companies in various economic areas.


On September 4, 2016, Lyon was nominated in the "World Travel Awards" in the "Europe’s Leading City Break Destination" category.

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From an academic point of view, Lyon ranks second in University cities, thanks to its grandes écoles such as the EM Lyon Business School, Ecole Centrale de Lyon or Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
Lyon has many assets, particularly its world-renowned food.
In terms of culture, there is great cultural variety, with events such as the Modern Art Biennale and the Dance Biennale, the Light Festival (a religious feast called December 8 Feast), the Lumière festival (a film festival), the Nuits de Fourvière Festival, the Nuits Sonores (an electronic music festival)…


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Lyon on the UNESCO’s world heritage list