ONLYLYON Ambassadors

ONLYLYON today relies on a powerful network of 26,500 Ambassadors, including 5,000 abroad.


Whether they are Lyon natives or people who have adopted the city, living in Lyon or abroad, the Ambassadors, through their activities and their love for the city, help to promote Lyon in France and around the world. This strategic influencer network plays a decisive role in the ONLYLYON program’s activities.

An international network

In all, 13 correspondents organise, develop and manage ONLYLYON communities in Sao Paulo, Sydney, Moscow, Boston, Montreal, Brussels, London, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Paris! Detecting opportunities for business, cultural or academic collaboration for the Lyon area, they are vital points of contact for promoting ONLYLYON’s various missions worldwide.

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Looking back on…

An 8 December in solidarity

This year, nothing could have prevented the ONLYLYON Ambassadors from France and abroad from taking part in the “Together! for an 8 December in solidarity” initiative. The network of 27,000 ONLYLYON ambassadors, including 6,000 from around the world, came together remotely for the event. Many of them took part in the Candles from the Heart initiative from the City of Lyon to benefit the "Petits Frères des Pauvres", illuminating their windows and sharing their photos of 8 December on social networks. From London to Sydney, via Brussels, Beijing, Auckland and Lyon, here’s a short tour of the ambassadors around the world, just to extend the magic of this special 8 December.

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