Lyon is a dynamic and attractive city only 2 hours from Paris. Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon will charm you with its unique history and architecture.
Known throughout the world as the capital of gastronomy, Lyon will also surprise you with its many cultural activities.
Discover the hidden secrets of the old town, stroll along the quays and shopping streets, have a drink in one of the many large squares, admire the breathtaking view of the city from the Basilica of Fourvière or simply stroll through the park of the Golden Head: these are the many facets that make Lyon an unmissable city!
Is Paris really the worldwide capital of gastronomy? Shh! Don't tell anyone but it actually is not! The capital of gastronomy is named Lyon. Lyon is the third biggest French city, yet it does not enjoy the same prestige as its little sisters Bordeaux or Nice. What a mistake! Lyon is a unique city that has nothing to envy to Paris. One could say it is the other way around. Yes, it must be said, Lyon IS the French (and international) capital of gastronomy. Located between two of the most important regions when it comes to French cuisine, Provence and Burgundy, Lyon is at the crossroads of different regional cuisines and has managed, through the centuries, to build a gastronomical tradition that is the pillar of the French gastronomy the entire world knows and loves.
Lovers of gastronomy and culinary history do not wait! Lyon is for you, and the famous chef from Lyon, Paul Bocuse would not tell you otherwise.
If Lyon is a real metropolis with its city-centre, its neighbourhoods, its arrondissements, metro and suburbs, it is also a city ideally located. At the gate of the Alps Mountains, only two hours and a half from Paris by train and one hour from Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea, Lyon is at the crossroads of all the best things that France has to offer. Mountains, Côte d'Azur, Provence, Wonderful landscapes of the Ardèche region or even Paris, In Lyon, nothing is far, all is reachable.
Located in front of the Musée des Beaux-arts and Lyon city hall, France Langue Lyon is in a beautiful and bright apartment on one of the most active squares in the city, just a few minutes away from the superb Place Bellecour and the peninsula, real historical and cultural centre.
The school is on the 2nd floor in a charming building. Our students will enjoy 4 large, bright and equipped classrooms and a student lounge.
Come discover our newest school, welcoming and dynamic in the city of a thousand restaurants. Here, everything is reachable, whether it is the culture, the history the most authentic gastronomy of the country or the nightlife and the bars. France Langue Lyon will allow to discover all of that within walking distance.
Very easy to access thanks to metros, trams and buses, it is in this very lively area that you will find shopping streets, theatres and cultural places.
So of course, cooking and gastronomy are essential to Lyon, but the identity of this city is naturally way more complex and interesting.
Lyon is also a city where the architecture has developed in surprising ways. A stroll by the Saônne river banks will make you discover buildings with multiple colours, that makes this urban scenery an enchantment suspended in time. The impressive Place Bellecour, in the heart of Lyon's central peninsula has nothing to envy to Paris's great squares, the splendid Fourvière hill with its beautiful neo-gothic basilica overlooks the entire city and offers a breath-taking panorama over the whole valley between the two rivers. A must see!
Lyon is a real metropolis, cosmopolitan, cultural and historic with a vibrant student life. Lyon is the ancient capital of the Roman Gaul, ancestor of the modern France. The history of the city is as rich as it is ancient and will captivate the lovers of French and Antic history.
France Langue Lyon activities
But Lyon is also more than its history, architecture and gastronomy. Lyon is one of the liveliest cities in France with its vibrant cultural life and nightlife, many theatres, cinemas, concert halls, bars, clubs etc... One cannot be bored when in Lyon.