Lyon city life
Lyon is a metropolis with and active city life and plenty of surprising and newly built touristic attractions, such as the Confluences museum of science and anthropology. Since it is a gastronomic capital, Lyon has to offer a wide variety of restaurants, some of them which earned Michelin stars.
The tallest building of Lyon there is La Tour de la Part-Dieu, also known as “the crayon”, thanks to its shape. The Italian architecture and the Renaissance-style buildings remind you that you are in one of France’s oldest cities. Art is intensely present in the city through the “trompe-lœíl” walls with drawings of optical illusions.
Among the touristic sites there are the African Museum of Lyon, the Gallo-Roman Museum and Museum of Resistance and Deportation, along with the New Opera House and Institut Lumière, which is the former home of the Lumière brothers. The Golden Head Park, Parc de Gerland, Parc de Miribel-Jonaje and Parc de Lacroix-Laval are some of the places where locals, tourists and international students spend their free time.
Nightlife is active and it usually means outdoor music, pubs and bars. Lyon has some symbolic events such as the Festival of Lights, the Lyon film Festival and Biennial of Dance.
International atmosphere in Lyon
Lyon is one of the top largest urban settings of France by its population and international students often come to the city. Being also a gourmet capital of the country, Lyon attracts visitors from all over the corners of Europe.
The city is seen as a metropolis and aims to attract even more visitors and students, by offering them an urban but quiet atmosphere.
The weather of Lyon is warm, during summer and with some rainfalls in winter. Freezing is rare during cold times, months while summers are pleasant and with a humid air. Average temperatures are of 6.4°C (43.5°F) in January and 27.7°C (81.9°F).