Écully

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Écully
Commune
The Château du Vivier
The Château du Vivier
Coat of arms of Écully
Coat of arms
Écully is located in France
Écully
Écully
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Écully is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Écully
Écully
Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 4°46′42″E / 45.7753°N 4.7783°E / 45.7753; 4.7783Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 4°46′42″E / 45.7753°N 4.7783°E / 45.7753; 4.7783
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
MetropolisMetropolis of Lyon
ArrondissementLyon
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yves-Marie Uhlrich (NC)
Area18.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Population (2012)217,742
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code69081 /69130
Elevation180–305 m (591–1,001 ft)
(avg. 211 m or 692 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.

Écully is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France just west of Lyon.

It is the location of the Paul Bocuse Institute, which is partially situated inside the Château du Vivier.[1]

It is also the location of many higher education institutions, including École de Management de Lyon and École centrale de Lyon. The city is also home to the French National Institute of Forensic Science.

Écully is at 6 km of Lyon downtown. It offers a privileged lifestyle in the countryside just a few minutes from the downtown of the second largest metropolitan area in France. It is also one of the most exclusive towns of Lyon. The city is served by the Transports en commun lyonnais (TCL).

The botanist Antoine Cariot (1820–1883) was born in Écully.

Name[edit]

Coat of arms of Écully

The locality of Écully was originally covered with a forest of oaks. Aesculus, "oak" in Latin, which gives Esculiacus know several transformations: Excolliacus, Escullieu, Escully, Ecuilly, and finally, Écully .

Leading institutions of higher education[edit]

Health[edit]

Écully has four clinics: the Val d'Ouest, La Sauvegarde, Mon repos and Saint-Louis.

Sports[edit]

The city has a municipal swimming pool, several gyms, a bowling alley, a multipurpose room, a tennis court, a football and a rugby field.

Businesses[edit]

The city is the seat of Euronews TV and the Groupe SEB (the world leader in small appliance).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Institut Paul Bocuse: Contact". Retrieved 2009-03-14.