I would be helpful to give you many tips about Lyon and its Bourgeois western neighborhood Sainte Foy les Lyon : culture, what to do, events, and info on schooling
I will not let you be trapped in tourist traps!
I am able to talk about France in general if you intend to move around the country. Lyon is a great place on your way to the Alps or to the Med sea. ( I would love to meet people who windsurf like me. Plus kitesurf, sailing, mountaineering and traveling in general. I have good tips for windsurfing/ kitesurfing spots in France and Europe.)
sainte Foy les Lyon is located 5kms from Lyon center
at the top of a green hill, 10mn driving, 12 mn by bus