Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Old Lyon

Come and experience Old Lyon and its history, museums and monuments. This romantic city is known for its restaurants, shopping and theatres. Take in top local attractions such as Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Gallo-Roman Museum. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Old Lyon

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Old Lyon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Quai Tilsit Vaporetto Stop (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Confluence Vaporetto Stop (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Lyon Aquarium (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Lyon Hippodrome - Carré de Soie (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Hippodrome Bron-Parilly (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Old Lyon

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Old Lyon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tete d'Or Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Esplanade de Fourviere (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Ile Barbe (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Le Grand Large (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Old Lyon

The nearest airport is in Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery), located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.), which is 30.1 mi (48.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Lyon Saint Paul Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Vieux Lyon Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Vieux Lyon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 256 holiday lettings around Vieux Lyon. From 226 flats & apartments to 230 studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vieux 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 Vieux Lyon:

  • 1st Arrondissement: 359 holiday homes
  • 8th Arrondissement: 94 holiday homes
  • La Presqu'ile: 479 holiday homes
  • 3rd Arrondissement: 469 holiday homes
  • Charlier - Valvert: 18 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 Vieux Lyon? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vieux Lyon. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lyon History Museum (Musee Historique de Lyon): 1,080 holiday lettings
  • Lyon Cathedral: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • Palais de Justice de Lyon: 1,081 holiday lettings
  • Guignol Theater: 1,081 holiday lettings
  • Lyon Saint Paul Station: 1,078 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vieux Lyon listed on 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 Flats in Vieux Lyon?

Yes, of course. offers 226 Flats in Vieux Lyon. Our other popular types of Vieux Lyon holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 230 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Boats: 7 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vieux Lyon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Vieux Lyon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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