Lyon

 

Lyon (also spelled Lyons), located in southeastern France, is one of the largest cities in the country.

It is shaped by its two rivers, the Rhône (to the East) and the Saône (to the West), which both run North-South.

Lyon’s historic center along the right bank of the Saône, is one of the largest intact Renaissance areas in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city has long been known as a center of gastronomy, with many top-rated restaurants.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Welkeys apartment Jean Jaurés

Situated in Lyon, this apartment features a terrace. The apartment is 3.1 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is available. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$75

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Appartement Château Randin

Featuring free WiFi, Appartement Château Randin offers accommodation in Écully. Lyon is 5 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a seating area. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$75

 
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Curiosité

Curiosité offers accommodation in Lyon. The property boasts views of the city and is 300 metres from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$107

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Residence Cite Verte

Residence Cite Verte offers accommodation in Bron, 900 metres from Jean Prévost Media Library. Providing free private parking, the apartment is 1 km from Bron Town Hall. Free WiFi is available . A flat-screen TV is provided. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$266

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Come in Lyon

Come in Lyon offers accommodation in Lyon. The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is 200 metres away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All units include a seating and dining area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a microwave and fridge. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$82

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
At Home In Lyon

At Home In Lyon

Located 1.5 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, At Home In Lyon offers accommodation in Lyon. The unit is 900 metres from Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere. Free WiFi is featured . Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$101

 
$1019.4
Curiosité

Curiosité

Curiosité offers accommodation in Lyon. The property boasts views of the city and is 300 metres from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$107

$1079.4
F1 St Polycarpe

F1 St Polycarpe

Located in Lyon, this apartment features free WiFi. The apartment is 200 metres from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. The kitchen is fitted with an oven, a fridge and a stovetop, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$91

 
$919.3
Le Croix Rousse Jacquard

Le Croix Rousse Jacquard

Located 1.2 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon in Lyon, this apartment features a sun terrace. Private parking is available on site. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. A flat-screen TV is provided. Le Croix Rousse Jacquard features free WiFi . Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$83

 
$839.0
La Suite Elegance Part Dieu

La Suite Elegance Part Dieu

La Suite Elegance Part Dieu offers accommodation in Lyon. The unit is 2.1 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$95

 
$959.0
Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale

Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale

Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale offers air-conditioned rooms beside the Rhone River and the Tete d’Or Park. It is housed within the Cite International complex. Guests can use the fitness centre for free, open from 6:00 to 00:00. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$95 - $10654

 
$959.0
Golden Lion

Golden Lion

Golden Lion offers accommodation in Lyon, 2.6 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and 1.4 km from Tour Part-Dieu. The property features views of the garden and is 1.6 km from Parc de la Tête d'Or. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 32 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$96

 
$969.0
Come in Lyon

Come in Lyon

Come in Lyon offers accommodation in Lyon. The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is 200 metres away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All units include a seating and dining area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a microwave and fridge. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$82

 
$828.9
Le Jardin croix Roussien

Le Jardin croix Roussien

Set in Lyon, Le Jardin croix Roussien is an apartment boasting a sun terrace. The property features views of the garden and is 1.2 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 48 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$84

 
$848.9
Le Clos de la Part-Dieu-Guichard

Le Clos de la Part-Dieu-Guichard

Situated 1.6 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon in Lyon, this apartment features free WiFi. The unit is 300 metres from Tour Part-Dieu. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$96

$968.6
Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette

Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette

Located in central Lyon, Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette is 15 minutes' walk from Part-Dieu TGV Train Station. It offers free WiFi access and a fitness room with an indoor swimming pool. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$102 - $330

 
$1028.5
L'Ermitage Hôtel Cuisine-À-Manger

L'Ermitage Hôtel Cuisine-À-Manger

L'Ermitage Hôtel Cuisine-À-Manger is situated on Mont Cindre, overlooking Lyon and Les Monts d’Or. It has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi is available. Average score from 269 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$105 - $250

 
$1058.5
LE FLEUVE Gerland

LE FLEUVE Gerland

Located in Lyon, LE FLEUVE Gerland is 3.2 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Halle Tony Garnier is 700 metres away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$85

$858.4
Luckey Homes Apartments - rue Pierre Corneille

Luckey Homes Apartments - rue Pierre Corneille

Featuring free WiFi, Luckey Homes Apartments - rue Pierre Corneille offers accommodation in Lyon, 800 metres from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and 500 metres from Opera National de Lyon. The apartment is 900 metres from Tour Part-Dieu. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$87

$878.4
Appart Coeur De Lyon - Part Dieu - Place Guichard

Appart Coeur De Lyon - Part Dieu - Place Guichard

Located 1.5 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Appart Coeur De Lyon - Part Dieu - Place Guichard offers accommodation in Lyon. The apartment is opposite a small park and is 300 metres from Tour Part-Dieu. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$105

 
$1058.4
Le Phénix Hôtel

Le Phénix Hôtel

Le Phénix Hôtel is a 5-minute walk from Old Lyon, and 100 metres from Saint Paul Bus Station. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Each room at the Phénix has a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 576 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$84 - $212

 
$848.3
Luckey Homes Apartments - avenue de Grande Bretagne

Luckey Homes Apartments - avenue de Grande Bretagne

Located 1 km from the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Luckey Homes Apartments - avenue de Grande Bretagne offers accommodation in Lyon. The apartment is 800 metres from Opera National de Lyon. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$100

$1008.3

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Food

Lyons is perhaps second only to Paris in its culinary history within France, which continues today. In addition to a number of Michelin 3-star-rated restaurants, it also has many local markets that are worth visiting. Among these are:

Croix-Rousse market. Very popular and typical market mith many local producers. It can get very crowded on sunny Sundays, but this is the right time to enjoy the particular mood of the neighbourhood.

St Antoine market. The other major market, in a wealthier part of town. Also some local fruit and vegetable producers.

Bahadourian. A large shop with all kinds of exotic foods, especially North African. In the heart of the picturesque Guillotière neighbourhood.

Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This market is known for it quality, with prices to match.
Historic Landmarks
After Venice, Old Lyon, a narrow strip along the right bank of the Saône, is the largest Renaissance area in Europe. Its current organization, with narrow streets mainly parallel to the river, dates back to the Middle Ages. The buildings were erected between the 15th and the 17th centuries, notably by wealthy Italian, Flemish and German merchants who settled in Lyon where four fairs were held each year.

It is divided into three parts which are named after their respective churches: St Paul, north of place du Change, was the commercial area during the Renaissance; St Jean, between place du Change and St Jean cathedral, was home to most wealthy families: aristocrats, public officers, etc;
Other Interests:
Cultural
Visual Arts
Museums
Churches
Combination
Archeological Sites
Scenic Local Market

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