In 2019, Our city was awarded first place for European Capital of Smart Tourism. This award is granted by the European Union to reward the most innovative and responsible cities in terms of tourism. Respect for heritage and the environment, a driving force for inclusion and accessibility...
As leading tourist destination, the Lyon metropolitan area aims to be ever more welcoming and, above all, to better cater to tourists. It supports this strategic sector in the local economy and leverages significant resources to become a benchmark in sustainable tourism: tourism that has less environmental impact and offers both economic and social benefits.
Lyon was in 2021 the leading French city and 7th global city in the GDS-Index. It has been ranked 2nd in the category ‘Europe’s Leading City Destination 2021’ and 'World's Leading Emerging Destination" 2022.