The city of Lyon can be considered as a Metropolis in consideration of its national and international influence. The national one is evaluated thanks to an econometrical analysis relying on two referential spaces: Paris and regional metropolises. The international influence is evaluated through a qualitative analysis of the potential of the international functions of the greater Lyon.
SALLEZ, A. (1999). Les critères de métropolisation et les éléments de comparaison entre Lyon et d'autres métropoles françaises. ESSEC Business School.