WHY LYON?

LYON, EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SMART TOURISM 2019

2nd FRENCH CITY FOR CONGRESSES (ICCA 2018 rankings)

1st FRENCH CITY TO VISIT IN 2019 (New York Times)

40th CITY OUT OF 450 FOR THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE IN 2019 (Mercer)

ACCESSIBLE CITY

France’s 4th International airport with 130 direct flight connections.
Regular flights to all main European cities.
Connection between airport  and city center in 25 minutes.
3 TGV stations allowing easy access to the city for delegates from all around the world.

CITY OF CONGRESSES

2nd largest and most active modern Convention Centre with 3 amphitheaters and  8500 m² already tested successfully with numerous international association events.
France’s 2nd largest hotel offer with more than 18773 rooms in Lyon and Greater Lyon still growing, from the dependable comfort of big brand names to charming boutique hotels.

FOOD LOVER’S HEAVEN

Among the best places in the world to wine and dine
17 starred restaurants in the “Greater Lyon” of which 15 starred restaurants in Lyon
Over 4000 restaurants and “bouchons” (typical regional Lyon cuisine)
79 AOP (Protected Designation of Origin) and 93 starred chefs in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region
Opening of the « Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie » in 2019

HISTORICAL & CULTURAL CITY

2000 year old Unesco world heritage architecture
One of the largest Renaissance quarters in Europe
Birthplace of cinema with Lumière brothers
About 2 million visitors yearly for the Lyon’s light festival
A true, authentic French city experience !

THRIVING CITY

2nd economic region in France
6th economic region in Europe
1st French city in number of created companies
Leader in 5 industries: biotechnologies; chemistry/environment; digital entertainment; textiles and flexible materials; transportation & mobility systems.

STUDENT CITY

France’s 2nd largest student population
17 “Grandes Ecoles” and 4 universities
Lyon, 1st student city in 2018-2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Société Chimique de France - Division Catalyse - 2020