Neighbourhoods of Lyon: the 9 Districts
Lyon is the second largest city in France
2.2 million people spanning 6000 square kilometers. This is Lyon in 2018.
Lyon is the capital of the Rhône department of the Rhône-Alpes region of France. It has two rivers, the Rhône and the Saone, and two hills at Croix-Rousse and Fourvière. And so much in between.
With the cultural life, sport, tourism, and nightlife of a big city, but the community appeal of a small one, Lyon has emerged as one of the most promising cities in France and greater Europe.
From mountains to valleys to villages, lakes, and more, Lyon sits within reach of some of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes. Lyon is easily accessible from every direction, including its neighboring countries of Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Lyon’s neighborhoods have their own personalities and vibes, making it possible to create a community that feels more like life in a small village than a bustling city. Neighbors know neighbors and shopkeepers know their customers’ orders.
Its architecture dates back over 2000 years to Roman times and the city has carried France through history with its printing and silk-weaving expertise. Lyon has all the charm of old world France, with the benefits of city-life in the heart of the country.
Welcome to our city. We hope you love it as much as we do.