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Accommodation in Lyon - Travel Guide

Where to stay in Lyon

A great alternative to an expensive hotel is to rent self-catering holiday apartments in Lyon and enjoy the privacy of your own home during your trip. HouseTrip.fr offers a number of options, from private holiday apartments to family-friendly apartments in Lyon. Those looking for a bit more space should peruse the selection of holiday villas in Lyon, while those who prefer to stay farther from the hustle and bustle of the centre will enjoy the variety of holiday cottages in Lyon, some of which come with gardens. No matter what you preferences are, you can book one of the major apartments in Lyon quickly and securely in just a few minutes.

When to go to Lyon

Spring and fall are the best time to visit this French City, but during these seasons there is always a chance of rain. The summers are hot and humid and the winters are cold and damp, and Lyon is susceptible to heavy fog December through February. To see Lyon at its best, book one of our holiday apartments in Lyon in September, when the weather is still warm and the summer tourists have gone. Another benefit of booking a holiday apartment in Lyon after the peak summer season has ended is that there are great deals on the apartments, making them even more affordable. Two highlights on Lyon's calendar are Lumiere film festival from 15 - 21 October and the Lyon festival of lights, where they focus on the city's architectural heritage.

Getting to and around Lyon

One of the easiest ways of getting to the holiday apartments in Lyon from the United Kingdom is via the Eurostar from St. Pancras, with a journey time of five hours. Once you have settled into one of our comfortable holiday apartments in Lyon, buy the "Lyon City Card", which gives you free public transport on the buses, trams, and metro. The card also gives you access to over 40 services and attractions-museums, shows, and guided tours, including an open-topped bus tour and cruises on the river Rhone. The card is all you need to make travelling from our holiday apartments in Lyon easy. Prices start at 21€ for a one-day pass up to 41€ for a three-day pass.

Discover Lyon

Lyon is the third largest city in France and the birthplace of cinema. It was here that the brothers Lumiere first invented moving pictures in 1895. Over a century later in 2009, the annual film festival was founded. Held each October, it has become a huge draw for many who book holiday apartments in Lyon. And the festival is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the things that attract tourists to Lyon year after year.

Culinary excellence in Lyon

Many who book holiday apartments in Lyon come to this French city to dive into its many culinary delights. If in addition to food you also like to delve into history, you will also thoroughly enjoy a visit to Lyon: many of the bistros are located in the secret passageways used by the resistance to avoid capture by the Nazis during WWII. Lyon is also famous for its small intimate Bouchons, which are establishments where you share a table with other patrons, enjoying hearty Lyonnaise cooking washed down with a bottle of Cote du Rhone. What's more, booking holiday apartments in Lyon allows you to prepare your favourite French dishes in the comfort of your own home for those evenings when you prefer a more intimate setting with your family and friends.

The arts and museums in Lyon

Lyon is also a very artistic city. Art fans who book holiday apartments in Lyon can take advantage of districts such as the Auguste Compte district, which is packed with galleries, shops and places selling antique items. The performing arts have also found a home in Les Subsistances, which is dedicated to creating and promoting all types of artistic media such as circus arts, dance, theatre, and music.

Museums abound in Lyon, and no trip to the city is complete without a visit to a least some of them. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Fine Arts Museums are ideal for those who have an interest in paints, sculptures and film, while the Historical Museum and International Museum of Puppets sheds insight into the history of Lyon and includes a collection of puppets. Given the city's connection to the cinema, film lovers should be sure to include a trip to the Institut Lumière to learn more about the brothers' work. No matter where your interest lies, booking one of our affordable holiday apartments in Lyon is the right first step toward an unforgettable holiday!


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