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Tasty Health in Lyon

More international association events are happening in this gastronomical paradise

The second largest urban area in France and second largest contributor to the French economy, Lyon is nestled into the country’s southeast. This capital of the Rhône-Alpes region is a hard-working city, with a rich architectural heritage than spans 2,000 years. Here lies the capital of French gastronomy, with the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in France. Lyon is also a leader in the life science field, and is for this reason attracting a lot of association events recognizing the city and its Metropole’s expertise.

Lyon has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, thanks to a feast of beautiful renaissance architecture. Nicknamed the ‘City of Light’ – every evening, more than 100 sites across the city light up – Lyon has a forward-thinking spirit that makes it both very French and very international.

The largest health cluster in France, Lyon and its surrounding region provide an internationally recognized scientific, technical and university environment to scientists, researchers and students alike. Lyonbiopôle, for instance, was accredited as a competitiveness cluster by the government in 2005. Its aim? To carry out research in infectious human and animal diseases on a global scale. It has, in this regard, become a world-centre of excellence in diagnostics and vaccines – one billion doses are produced there every year, making it one of the top vaccine production centres in the world.

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