City of Lyon

City introduction

The Lyon Métropole brings together 58 communes of the agglomeration, around its city centre. Greater Lyon extends 500 km2
and is the second largest French city after the Paris region. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historically, Lyon was renowned for the production and weaving of silk. Since the late 20th century, it has developed a reputation as the gastronomy capital in France and the world.

Due to its geographical location, Lyon Métropole enjoys a high quality environment, with diverse landscapes and many natural and agricultural zones that harbour varied fauna and flora.

Lyon Métropole has many levers to engage in the energy transition, the scope of its responsibilities extends to:
• the creation, development, maintenance and management of heating networks and urban cooling,
• concessions of public electricity and gas distribution
• the creation and maintenance of charging infrastructure for the use of rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles.


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