Removals to Lyon

February 14, 2013

Removals to Lyon, France

Compass Moving Services are the experts in removals to France.  We offer a weekly removal service to and from Lyon and the surrounding areas.  Compass Moving Services have over 25 years experience offering full or part loads, to all parts of France, in particular Lyon.  We operate specialist removal vehicles to ensure the safe transportation of your personal belongings.  All our staff are fully trained in all aspects of removals and packing.  All clients are given their own personal move co-ordinator to ensure a stress free move to or from France.  All our moves have free £50,000 removal insurance as standard.  However, this amount can be increased when necessary.

Lyon, the city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival ‘Fête des Lumières‘ which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights. Legend says that the Virgin Mary saved the city from the plague and, to thank her, a statue was built. On the day it was erected, the whole city was lit by candles that its citizens had put at their windows. The local professional football team, Olympique Lyonnais, has increased Lyon’s profile internationally through participation in European football championships.

Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking as well as for chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games, and in recent years has fostered a growing local start-up sector. Lyon also hosts the international headquarters of Interpol, Euronews and International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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