In Lyon and only in Lyon...
Moving to Lyon and its region is choosing one of the most attractive European metropolises. A destination that is competitive and open to the world, each year Lyon attracts more and more students, companies, and talents.
Its remarkable location at the heart of Europe links Lyon on an average of 1 ½ hours to all of the major European metropolises, Barcelona, Milan, Turin, and Geneva thanks to an equally well performing network of communication by air, road, or rail (3 TGV ‘bullet train’ stations). The train network puts Lyon at 2 hours from Paris, and 5 hours from London by Eurostar. The proximity of Provence, the Mediterranean, the Alps, and the large wine regions add charm to the Lyon region.
Lyon enjoys an international economic and renowned university center. Every year, Lyon’s prestigious schools and universities welcome over 100,000 students. Lyon is home to renowned international institutions like Interpol, Euronews, and The International Center for Cancer Research
Lyon can aspire to one of the top positions among European economic regions thanks to local industries including multimedia, electronics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, IT, plastics technology, textiles and services such as banks, insurance, engineering, consulting and computer programming.
Examples of local companies include Rhône-Poulenc, Aventis, Renault VI, Mérieux Institute, Boiron Laboratories, Péchiney, Poclain, Hewlett Packard, Siemens, IBM, Infogrames, Adecco, Plastic Omnium, Cap Gémini, Descours and Cabaud, SEB, Delta Airlines, Sopragroup …
I would recommend Lyon because it’s a great city - really easy to get around, a lot to do, and you’re really close to Italy and places like that. France again because they have a different language, a different culture and I hear so many good things about France as a tourist country and perhaps you can pick up some of the culture and language.