The apartment is well equipped with a new kitchen and bathroom. Spacious rooms, balcony,free wi-fi and satellite TV plus free phonecalls to UK land lines and any French numbers. Double bedroom ( choice of 2 singles or one double bed) plus comfy double sofa -bed in living room. There is a lovely safe garden where children can play. Bath/shower and separate loo , very near shops , station, all forms of transport and the famous Halles de Lyon. Free on street parking plus garage. Food capital of France, great restaurants. Fascinating city also near lakes and mountains, city has parks, botanical gardens, zoo, museums, markets,lovely shops, swimming pools - impossible to get bored there. Excellent French courses at Alliance Francaise 4 stops away on tram. Friendly Bridge clubs for addicts like us.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 31 Oct 2018
About Irene Robinson
Retired couple who love France with 7 children between us and several grandchildren all of whom enjoy a visit to Lyon. we spent a month doing an intensive French Course at Alliance Francaise which was excellent. There is so much to do in the city and many interesting places are in walking distance of the flat. We like playing Bridge and the best club in town is 10 mins walk away and welcomes visitors.
Irene Robinson purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Irene Robinson chose Villette Gare
Great location - however you arrive in Lyon ( train or plane) you end up at Gare part-Dieu just few minutes walk from flat. Wonderful shopping centre near station and Rue Lafayette right by flat so hassle free travel. Buses leave to ski resorts , trains to Paris, Nice, Italy all take about 2 hours.
What makes this Apartment unique
Friendly French neighbours, not an ex-pat place, you really feel that you are in France. Beaujolais region, lovely countryside, river trips, plenty of activities rain or shine.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Not very welcoming
We email the owner that our plane was landing at 15.35 at the Lyon airport she reply that the housekeeper will be at the appt. Our plane was 15 minutes late then by the time we got our luggage and a cab I'm not sure what time we got to the appt but nobody was there I have a Canadian phone and asked some person if I was dialling correctly the number given to my to said yes it was the right way. Luckily for us a neighbor help us to get to the appt honestly 2 neighbors help us. I find very hard that somebody we leave us stranded on the street but it happens.
About the appt the location was great there was an elevator we had asked for a double bed we got 2 single bed the kitchen was not very clean mildew jars in the fridge rotten potatoes in the cubord I wish there was a tv in the kitchen because it was dry boring looking at the white wall.. All the appliance worked fine
An ideal holiday rental
The apartment is spacious, quiet and very pleasant . It is well equipped with regards to entertainment and the kitchen has everything needed for cooking. We did no cooking choosing to eat at various restaurants in the city,
A big plus is it's close location to all public transport that covers the city.
Another bonus was the balcony to come home to after sightseeing and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun went.
The owner replied very quickly to any correspondance.
Excellent location, near all the city attractions. Apartment well furnished, confortable, kitchen not very clean.
Great location and appartment
The apartment is larger than it appears on the photo's. It is a spacious flat with separate kitchen, lounge, bathroom and balcony. It was very clean and in a quiet location; supermarkets and a nice bakery are just around the corner. The flat is near the main train station but in a quiet residential area (you won't know the train station is there). The centre of Lyon is within walking distance (approx. 20/25 mins walk) or you can get the bus/metro in. The booking process was very smooth. It was a great place to stay for the weekend and explore Lyon.
A great Apartment for train travellers
A roomy apartment with plenty of kitchen utensils and many extra's for meal preparation. The hostess was friendly and helpful. We found this to be a particularly good location, very close to the main train station and a large shopping centre. There was easy access to the centre via an efficient metro system. We would have liked more bed pillows as there were only two supplied which were not comfortable (constructive criticism). There was a good selection of movies to watch which was great as TV in France is mainly in French.
Thank you for your comments and will certainly buy more pillows when we are next in Lyon in September - you are the first to mention this and it is a problem easily solved. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the facilities provided and the location.
Comfortable & well-located
We were very comfortable in this apartment & enjoyed staying in this quiet residential area. Everyone we encountered during our stay was friendly & helpful- & this despite our lack of French! Comfortable bed & comfortable sofa. Nice bright kitchen. A very short walk to the train station & easy to get to anywhere in Lyon from here.
Irene was very helpful & also flexible about arrival & departure arrangements.
City centre location very close to all public transport , bus, metro and tram frequent services one ticket covers all. Weekly/monthly tickets cheapest or buy 10 at a time for good reduction. The city is on two rivers and caters well for cyclists
( hire easy) and water sports. Numerous swimming pools outdoor and indoor plus sports centres, children's playgrounds, brilliant Park Tete D'Or with zoo and botanical garden. Park Miribelle has free swimming in lake and lots of sporting activities , bike hire , walks, restaurants and is accessible by public transport. Beautiful city with plenty of interesting sights, markets, restaurants, boat trips. Worth getting a Lyon City Card from tourist office which includes all transport for 3 days and free entry to all museums plus a boat trip. Several Michelin Star restaurants in and around town, Halles de Paul Bocuse few minutes walk from flat and other lovely outdoor markets around town. Beautiful shops and architecture, weekend book fair near river, the famous 'Bouchons' which serve typically French food and are very reasonable, interesting old silk-making area Croix Rouge. Car hire cheap and easy from Gare Part-Dieu but best book on-line as more expensive at the office. Around town within an hour's drive you can be in the mountains or lake district, taste wines, explore lovely villages in the heart of France, find famous Michelin star restaurants and immerse yourself in the life of the country.
If you want to learn French Alliance Francaise does wonderful courses and there are other language classes available. Bridge players please note great club few minutes walk away very welcoming and good standard.
Additional pricing information
The deposit of 200 Euros against breakages is due with the second instalment of the rent 6 weeks before check-in date . This will be returned less any deductions for lost keys, breakages, unauthorised phone calls etc. You will be expected to leave the apartment clean and tidy and dispose of your own rubbish please. The standard rate is for one double bedroom and the double sofa-bed in living room.