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Tower building on the side of the Saône river
Tower building on the side of the Saône river
Coat of arms of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon
Coat of arms
Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Metropolis Metropolis of Lyon
Arrondissement Lyon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Veronique Sarselli (UMP)
Area1 6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 21,707
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69202 / 69110
Elevation 170–322 m (558–1,056 ft)
(avg. 311 m or 1,020 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.


It is a suburb of the city of Lyon, being located to the west of the city.

It is an industrial town only 5 km (3.1 mi) from the center of Lyon, but is a community in its own right. The town grew as a haven from the industry of Lyon, as it is set high above the city, and there are some panoramas of Lyon and the surrounding area, notably from a park known as the 'Esplanade de Lichfield'.

Lyon is said to be the city of three rivers - the Rhône and Saône rivers which converge there - and the Beaujolais wine. Sainte Foy's finest historic asset is remains of a Roman aqueduct and there is a fine seminary, steep narrow walled streets, parks and gardens, and squares in the town center.

Twin towns

Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon is twinned with

Notable people

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