LYON FACTFILE

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Re­gion: Au­vergne-rhône-alpes Depart­ment: Rhône (69) Pop­u­la­tion: 506,615 Av­er­age House Price: €494,600 Prop­erty price move­ment: Past 3 months +1%, past year +3.2%, past five years +21.1%

Key Ar­eas

Vieux Lyon: Be­tween Fourvière hill and the River Saône, with charm­ing tra­boules and Re­nais­sance ar­chi­tec­ture. Con­flu­ence: Where the Rhône and Saône con­verge, with con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture – the city of the fu­ture. Croix-rousse: Lyon’s sec­ond hill (‘the hill that works’ while Fourvière was ‘the hill that prays’), for­merly home to Lyon’s silk man­u­fac­tur­ers; to­day you’ll find stylish silk work­shops, lovely old build­ings and a vil­lage at­mos­phere. Presqu’île: The heart of Lyon, be­tween the Rhône and the Saône rivers, with com­mer­cial streets and roads dot­ted with lux­ury bou­tiques, and Re­nais­sance and 19th­cen­tury build­ings. Lyon me­trop­o­lis: The greater Lyon area en­com­pass­ing sub­urbs and towns such as Caluire-et-cuir (af­ford­able and pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies) and Villeur­banne, which has a pop­u­lar Sun­day flea mar­ket.

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