France's second largest metropolitan area, Lyon was voted "best week-end destination in Europe" at the World Travel Awards. The City of Lights, as Lyon is known, welcomes more than 6 million visitors annually.

Thanks to large-scale urban development projects, the Lyon metropolitan area is able to expand its appeal and differentiate itself at the European level. The Lyon metropolitan area's 59 communes are home to residential neighbourhoods, green spaces, a range of services, neighbourhood retail options and accessible housing.