Find the best place to stay — Lyon

Where to stay around Lyon?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 974 holiday lettings near Lyon. From 684 apartments to 104 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lyon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lyon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lyon:

  • Provinces - Chavril: 79 holiday homes
  • Vieux Lyon: 372 holiday homes
  • Part Dieu - Bir Hakeim: 205 holiday homes
  • Gorge de Loup: 260 holiday homes
  • Hôpital - Place Croix Rousse: 187 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lyon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lyon. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lyon City Hall (Hotel De Ville): 963 holiday lettings
  • Place de la Croix Rousse: 968 holiday lettings
  • Gerland Sports Palace: 962 holiday lettings
  • Bellecour Square: 965 holiday lettings
  • Geriatric Hospital of Charpennes: 969 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lyon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Lyon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 684 apartments in Lyon. Our other popular types of Lyon holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 104 self catering accommodations
  • Mobile homes: 62 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lyon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 57 holiday homes with pool available in Lyon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Lyon, France your home away from home

    Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic city break packed with historic interest and entertainment may like to try Lyon in France. It is a wonderful city with lots to do and see within the Rhone-Alps region of Eastern France. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, apartments and campsites.

    Things to do on holiday to Lyon, France

    Lyon has many terrific settings for walking and cycling with parks, gardens and riverside trails all well worth exploring. Golf fans will find several courses in the area such as the Golf Club de Lyon, Golf Club de Valence and the Golf de Grenoble Charmeil. The waterways of Lyon also present opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming and fishing. Other activities available from the city include go-karting, ballooning, mountain biking, horse riding and tennis. The nearest ski resorts are about two hours drive away but include some of the best in Europe for downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowboarding and snowshoeing. Lyon has many bars, cafes and restaurants offering traditional French fare as well as delicious international cuisine and fast food eateries. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from the supermarkets and grocery stores around the city and its suburbs. The largest shopping mall in Europe is located here with over 260 stores and 14-screen cinema.

    Places to visit on holiday to Lyon, France

    Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon has many interesting places to visit including museums, galleries and wonderful historic buildings. Museums here include the Fine Art Museum, Motorcar Museum and the Historical Museum of Textiles. The city has many wonderful old churches including St Just Church and St Bonaventure Church as well as Lyon Cathedral. Many Roman buildings can still be seen here such as Fourviere Roman Theaters. For a wonderful night out, visitors may also like to go to the casino, the National Opera House or perhaps Celestins, Theatre De Lyon. A nice place for the family to go is the Aquarium du Grand Lyon, which is just a few minutes from the city centre. Whilst staying in this part of France, holidaymakers may also like to take a cruise along the rivers Saone or Rhone. The city is blessed with some beautiful parks and gardens as well.

    Weather in Lyon, France

    The warmest time of the year to visit this part of France is generally July and August when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 26 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month with average highs of 6 degrees centigrade, although the temperature can fall to zero with sleet and snow showers not uncommon during winter. The wettest month tends to be September with an average rainfall of 93mm.

    Travel to Lyon, France

    Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is 13 miles from Lyon city centre and has flights to numerous cities in France as well as international destinations such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. There are several car rental firms located at the airport including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National / Citer and Sixt as well as taxis outside the terminal buildings.

    Attractions in and around Lyon

    Looking for things to do while you're in Lyon? Don't miss landmarks such as Terreaux Square and St. Jean Cathedral, and unique cultural highlights such as Lyon Museum of Fine Arts and Lyon Opera. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Tete d'Or Park. Don't forget to buy tickets if you plan to attend a game or event at Stade Gerland. While in town, you may want to visit popular attractions such as Lyon City Hall, Bellecour Square or Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Other popular places to visit in town include Gallo-Roman Museum, Roman Theatres of Fourviere and Textile Museum.