On this page you’ll find plenty of documentary resources about Lyon and its region !

Public transport, cost of real estate, cost of living, employment, international schools, history of Lyon, tourism, services for newcomers, etc.

Enjoy your visit !


Lyon's assets!

  • History of Lyon
  • Neighborhoods to live
  • Displacements
  • Education
  • Culture and events…

Discover all the advantages of Lyon and its region for living and working there in our general presentation to download here!

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Public transport in Lyon

TCL (Public Transport System of the Lyon area) it’s :

  • 4 subway lines,
  • 2 funicular lines,
  • 6 tram lines
  • and over 120 bus et trolleybus lines.

The system serves 73 towns, i.e. 1.3 million people across a territory of 746 square km!

See the TCL map and all lines and services on the website.


Real estate and living costs

Cost of living :

Choosing Lyon means choosing a better quality of life! Lyon offers its residents a pleasant living environment that’s just the right size, along with a lower cost of living than in larger urban areas: for an equivalent quality of life, Lyon costs 30% less than Paris.

REALESTATE Download the presentation on real estate costs in Lyon proper and neighbouring towns.

Want more information?


If you’d like to compare the cost of living of your current city and future destination, try this website for expats: https://www.lecoutdelexpat.com/

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The Lyon employment area

The local economy, the labour market and sectors of activity:

Download our presentation on the Lyon employment area

Also consult  our job offers !

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International education

The Lyon region covers all education needs, from nursery school to university, including several with programmes specifically for children from foreign countries, with dual nationality or who are bilingual.

See our 2023 guide to international schools.

Confluence Museum at Lyon , France

New arrivals ? All the useful links !

See also our new arrivals guide

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Lyon in videos !