3rd city of the Rhône, Vénissieux is the 6th most populated city in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. It has the Ville Fleurie label (4 flowers). It offers a diversity of sporting events (Foulée Venissiane, Grand Prix cyclist, Nordic walk...) and cultural events, notably with the Festival Fêtes Escales which attracts a large number of people each year.