Lyon was voted "Europe's Leading City Break Destination" at the 2016 World Travel Awards ceremony. 


How is the student life in Lyon? Will I be able to have fun after class? And what about the quality of life over there? If you have these kind of queries floating in your mind, and want a student’s point of view on them, chances are you’re in the right place.

Let’s see what really makes Lyon stand out as such a culturally rich european metropole, who’s animated night life and restaurants you will fall in love with!

The top 10 things in/about Lyon:

You may at first think this shouldn’t be too relevant, but Lyon’s public transports and services network is really a thing of beauty. You see, from INSA which is actually located in Villeurbanne (Lyon’s suburban area), it only takes about 10-15 minutes by tram/metro to reach the city center, or Part-Dieu, where the main train station and one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe reside! But it doesn’t stop there; Lyon also provides services like Bluely and Vélo'v to facilitate transportation and reduce traffic jams.

Moreover, if you ever consider of traveling to other nearby countries, there is the airport of Lyon Saint Exupéré, 40 min away from city centre. They have daily low cost flights from airlines such as easyjet. In addition, you could also easily take the bus and visit the surroundings:

  • 3 hr  to go and visit the famous Provence and Côte d'Azur. 
  • 3 hr to Torino, Italy.
  • 1hr45min to Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 2 hr to the Alps to suit those who loves or wants to try for the first time skiing,snowboarding or even hiking.