Lyon, France, has a population of 1.3 million, and the greater metropolitan area has a population of 2.2 million, making it the country’s third-largest city. The region is Europe’s fifth-largest economy in terms of total GDP.
Lyon is France’s second most important industrial and financial sector. After Paris, it is the most popular city for foreign investors. Sanofi and Lafarge are among the major companies based in Lyon.
Lyon is France’s second-largest logistics hub, thanks to its high population density, robust consumerism and, most significantly, central location in Europe. Passengers can travel from Lyon to 115 destinations via the international Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport, which handled 8.5 million passengers in 2015. High-speed rail transports passengers to Marseilles and Paris in less than two hours. Warehouses and distribution centers are an important component of the region’s logistics infrastructure.
Trucks can reach markets with 180 million Europeans within a single day.
Lyon’s logistics market ranks second in France in terms of total logistics stock.
Prologis operates industrial properties and warehouses in the Lyon region.