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How to find housing for students in Lyon?

Everything you need to know about finding housing in Lyon when you are a foreign student. From public university residencies to private apartment.


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Video: This is the Sound of Lyon

This is Lyon has selected 25 local current artists who are worth lending an ear to them.


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What Is “This Is Lyon”?

You are now reading the new version of “This Is Lyon”, the first website dedicated to Lyon written in English. Our goal is to serve both the English-speaking local community as well as international visitors to the area with advice on where to go, what to do and what’s happening in Lyon, our cool city.

The number of articles will steadily increase. Now we need you to spread the word about “This is Lyon” by becoming a contributor and sharing your stories and experiences and tips on where to go.

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A Gourmet Tour in the northern Rhone Valley one hour from Lyon

Discover truffles, raviolis, great wines, beautiful landscapes and other local specialities by visiting Valence, Romans, Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain l’Hermitage in the Rhone Valley, only one hour from Lyon.

What to do in Lyon in July?

Here’s 10 insider tips on what locals usually do in July in Lyon. Best places for swimming, have an ice cream, or for an “apero” with a panoramic view. Follow us…

Who will be the new leaders of Lyon?

Socialist mayor of Lyon since 2001,Gérard Collomb is set to leave his office since he has become Home Office Minister under Macron’s new presidency. But who will replace him?

“I’m looking forward to being in Lyon”

Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai is awaited in October for the Lyon Film Festival. He has been set as the recipient of this year’s Prix Lumière.

Everything you need to know about short-term rentals

Are you an expatriate? Planning your holiday? Travelling to Lyon for a few days on business? Short-term rental is the ideal solution for you!

Why we love Lyon !

Why Lyonnais love Lyon: Here we share our favourite things about the city we call home

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