Around Lyon, numerous cities form a sort of crown which is referred to as ‘Grand Lyon’ or Courly. Some of these include Villeurbanne, Ecully, Tassin, Saint Genis Laval, Caluire, etc.
The grandes écoles like l’EM Lyon, Centrale Lyon are located in Ecully. There exists a lively student life in the residences on campus.
Having said this, students still prefer living in the centre of Lyon and commute to their university as they can better take advantage of the city nightlife and activities in general. Transportation is also a concern as the bus service ends at midnight in Ecully.