Lyon is a European metropolitan area with a human scale and is often cited among the cities in France and Europe having the best quality of life. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, it subtly combines an attractive living environment and economic dynamism.
Good food, entertainment, culture… Lyon people enjoy the simple pleasures of life! Lyon gastronomy stands out with 15 Michelin starred-establishments, in Lyon and its surroundings. The famous “bouchons” (traditional Lyon restaurants), as well as the many others restaurants offered by the city will please all gourmets!
Lyon hosts leading artistic events that keep its nights lively. Each season features an event that stars talents from everywhere in the world. In the spring, Les Nuits Sonores, an increasingly famous indie and electronic music festival. Summer nights mean outdoor concerts with the jazz festival Jazz à Vienne and les Nuits de Fourvière. In the fall, you can enjoy artist performances at the Biennial Festivals of Dance and Contemporary Art. Winter offers an artistic and technological masterpiece: la Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights).
With its rich heritage, Lyon offers multiple places where culture has the place of honor to its residents: the Opera house, the Contemporary Art Museum, the World Puppets Gadagne museum, the Gallo-Roman museum, the Fine Arts museum, the Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation, the Auditorium, the Maison de la Danse… along with around twenty theaters!
For sport fans, Lyon has high-ranked teams in most prominent team sports: Olympique Lyonnais for soccer, ASVEL for basketball, LOU for rugby…
Besides, Lyon is an ideal starting point to travel to ski resorts, the south of France (Provence, Côte d’Azur), Paris (two hours in TGV), and European countries such as, for instance, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.