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Spacious and luminous apartment high above the city

Bedrooms 1
Space 796 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large one-bedroom apartment, near all commodities and transports

In the heart of a city, space is the ultimate luxury. This bright, spacious apartment on the 10th floor of a well-maintained building offers gracious living for a privileged couple discovering the city of Lyon, Free phone, free high-speed internet and free cable TV will keep the visitors in touch with home. Entirely remodeled in March 2017, the apartment offers magnificent views of the city, with light streaming through walls of windows opening to the North and the South onto 2 double balconies. Tastefully furnished in contemporary style, with oriental rugs throughout. Decorated with original art. Full kitchen with all appliances, a table, chairs and a rolling island. Also included is a dishwasher and a clothes dryer. In the double living room: leather sofa, 3 comfortable armchairs; two ceiling fans to keep you cool in summer . Dining table with 4 red leather chairs. Bookcases, TV on stand, stereo. In the bedroom: queen-size bed and desk area. Four large built-in closets. Bathroom has Italian-style shower, vanity sink, storage cabinets and a clothes washer. The WC is separate and has a hand-washing sink. The apartment is located on a quiet, leafy street, with all shops and services a few steps away, including a twice-weekly open-air market, the celebrated Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, and the largest shopping center in the region. Close to metro, tram, buses, train station. Please note the 4-night minimum rental.

Things To Do: Tourist brochures and city/transit maps are provided, as well as a restaurant guide. Additional tourist information is available at the Office du Tourisme located on historic Place Bellecour (accessible by metro or about 15-min walk across the Rhone).

For listings of current events, movies, music, and museums, pick up free weekly tabloids (Petit Bulletin) available in many nearby shops.

Public transportation: The apartment is fully served by all forms of public transportation, all within walking distances: Gare SNCF La Part-Dieu (access to TGV and all other national and international trains). Transports en Commun de Lyon (TCL): Metro Line B; Tramway Line 1; various bus lines, including #4 to Cite Internationale/Parc de la Tete d'Or, and #99 to St Jean cathedral/Old Lyon by way of the city center (Presqu'ile). Tickets are valid on all 3 TCL transports and sold at all metro and tram stations.

In addition, there is a Velo'v station close by, the almost-free bicycle rental system pioneered in Lyon and now used in Paris and many other cities.

More Details

Eliane Lomax
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Eliane Lomax

I was born, raised and educated in Lyon. I now live in the western United States but return to Lyon as often as I can to keep in touch with family and friends. I love this beautiful city.

Eliane Lomax purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Eliane Lomax chose 3rd Arrondissement

I recently bought the apartment to spend more time in my home city. The building is located in the heart of the neighborhood where I grew up. My old high school (lycee) is two blocks away. From the north balcony, one can see the church where I made my first holy communion and the city hall where I was married (many years ago).

What makes this apartment unique

Besides the super-convenient location of the apartment near everything in Lyon, what makes my heart rejoice upon opening the front door is the incredible view of the rooftops and monuments, and the sense of space and freedom standing on either of the balconies -- in the center of the city and yet near the sky. Having both a North and South large balconies lets one choose which side to sit out according to the seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really feel blessed to have got to stay in your studio. The location was superb, close to everything including metro and tram. We enjoyed having the clothes washer and being able to cook our meals helped us with our limited budget. The location was quiet and not touristy and we enjoyed feeling like we were one of the locals shopping at the farmers markets, Les Halles, Carrefour the grocery store at the mall, and of course the chocolate croissants at the bakery closest to your studio, out the door to the left on the same side of the street less than two blocks; there was always a line out the door early in the morning. It was very hot. The indoor thermometer read 39 c. two days in a row. The fan was a lifesaver and of course being on the 11th floor helped.

Again thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful studio. It was awesome! Tell your housekeeper hello for us. She was delightful!
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in 3rd Arrondissement in Lyon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 796 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Italian-style shower; vanity and storage cabinets
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Includes a hand-washing sink
  • Entirely remodeled in 2017. Italian-style open shower with 'memory' mixing faucet. Wide vanity with sink and storage drawers. All bath linens provided. Includes a washing-machine for the ultimate convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A comfortable queen-size bed, plus 2 bedsides with lamps. All bedding (comforters, pillows, linens) are provided . Also a desk and chair, plus Wifi printer.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading


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Spacious and luminous apartment high above the city
average rating of 4.85 based on 24 reviews

Surprisingly spacious and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment is well located: just steps from excellent dining and a short walk to the center of town. We were particularly impressed by how well equipped the apartment was. We didn't do a lot of cooking, but the kitchen was much better stocked than most apartments we have rented. While you're there, take a glass of wine out to the porch and enjoy the view of the city and the distant mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delray Beach, FL

Loved Lyon

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasant apartment. Located within walking distance of much of Lyon’s best offerings. We loved the food hall, which is a short 10 minute walk. Quite, comfortable and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely well appointed apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful place has all the comforts of home and is perfectly positioned just 15 minutes walk from the city center. Also a wonderful bakery just on the corner. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place. Would Stay Aagin

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to stay at this studio in the sky for a business trip I took in December. The studio was as described. Great location close to the main train station, metro, shopping etc. I was also able to walk to the river and old Lyon from the studio in about 20 minutes. The house keeper who let me into the studio was great. Even though we had a language barrier, she was very diligent in making sure I had every thing I needed for my stay. I would highly recommend staying here if you are planning a trip to Lyon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Lyon! The studio is beautiful with a lovely balcony to sit on and watch the sunset while eating a yummy croissant from the bakery that is less than a block away. We LOVED everything about our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Like Heaven

  • 5 of 5

All of the wonderful reviews already given are right on target, and the listing is totally accurate. Like others, we really enjoyed the studio for its location, its quality furnishings, its cleanliness, the comfortable bed, the quiet nights, and the magnificent view. We would definitely recommend it to friends. We arrived on a Thursday at about 2:00 pm in a rental car. Parking was very tight, but a woman saw us pausing in the street, came up to us, asked if we needed to park, gave us her unfinished parking sticker, and pulled out of the spot just ahead of us. We just love those French! When we wheeled our luggage into the building lobby, the elevator doors opened, and a smiling Mme Flore came out with a big smile and open arms. A great welcome. This was our last stop of the trip, so we dropped off the car at 4:00 pm at Place Garibaldi (cheaper than La Part-Dieu station) and avoided further parking worries. The neighborhood felt perfectly safe and there are all sorts of restaurants in the area, even pizza places. When we left, we took the Rhone Express from La Part-Dieu station to the airport--a 30 minute ride for 15 euros each. We couldn't be more enthusiastic about a place to stay in Lyon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Lyon St Exupery
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many in the neighborhood
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Lyon Part-Dieu
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many in the neighborhood
Car: not necessary

Lyon is France's second largest metropolitan area. Steeped in over two millenia of history, it is a thriving, exciting modern European metropolis. Its location is unique, astride two major rivers, Rhone and Saone, two famous hills, Fourviere and Croix-Rousse, and surrounded by the picturesque Monts d'Or. It offers world-class museums, among them Musee des Beaux-Arts, Musee des Tissus, Musee de Gadagne (city history and puppets of the world). Theaters, music venues (classical and popular), a summer festival in the two Roman theaters, fascinating architecture spanning many centuries, luxury boutiques. Plus what Lyon is famous for around the world: gastronomy! With over a thousand restaurants, from glorious to humble, in the French tradition or bringing the flavors of far-away cultures, visitors will invariably be rewarded with memorable meals. The apartment is ideally located to explore the region: wine villages of Beaujolais and Rhone Valley, medieval Perouges, and the Alps nearby.

Other Activities: City shopping; restaurants; world-class museums; architecture; history


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.99
Damage Insurance £42.6

The weekly rate is 20% off the nightly rate. The monthly rate (30 nights) is 30% off the nightly rate.
We also accept payment in Euros on French bank. Current exchange rate will be used (per Wall St Journal). Please discuss with owner directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.