Lyon in numbers

Lyon a dynamic territory


  • 2nd largest metropolitan area In France: 
  • 2,1 M inhabitants - 70,000 companies
  • 144,500 students -10% international students

Listed as Word Heritage by the UNESCO


  • 1st City in Europe for a city Break
  • 3 million visitors to the Festival of Lights every year

Top city in France for culture 


> 1st City in France for culture (outside of Paris)
> 2nd City of the Arts in France

A top ranked city


> 1st French City for Executives
> 1st  Smart City in France
> 2nd Digital Cluster in France
> 8th Region in terms of GDP in Europe