Destination guide

Discover the fanciful delights of Rhône

Rolling hills, sprawling vineyards and fragrant lavender fields are just part of the appeal of Rhône. The region's capital, Lyon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to atmospheric spaces, including Place Bellecour and Quartier Saint-Jean. It's always a crowd pleaser. Having said that, there's a lot to be said for extending your search for the perfect Rhône vacation rental a little further. Whether you find yourself lost in the music at the July jazz festival in Vienne or lost in the views of the Roman ruins from atop Colline Saint-Eutrope, a myriad of truly unforgettable experiences awaits.

Things to do

A different flavor of Rhône

While many Rhône vacation rentals place you squarely on the doorstep of vibrant city life, there's plenty of scope for experiencing a different slant on the region. When you choose a home in the Rhône Valley, vacations come complete with the chance to soak up the sights and sounds of the oldest Renaissance Quarter in Europe, at Vieux Lyon, and savor the taste of the region's favorite wine, Cotes du Rhone, in centuries-old wineries. And, when the weather's warm, there are few better ways to round off the day than with a kayaking or canoeing tour at sunset.

Activities

Cook up a storm in Rhône

Getting off the beaten track can be blissful, but exploring France's 3rd biggest city is a must. Sightseeing tours in Lyon typically include visits to the hilltop Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere and the 19th-century Parc de la Tete d'Or, although foodies keen to get straight to the good stuff will find cooking classes at the world-renowned L'Atelier des Chefs the perfect side order for the diverse dining experiences served up at the city's Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional bouchons. For families, comical marionette performances in Quartier Saint-Georges are a sure-fire way to earn some easy brownie points.

Weather

Seasonal appeal in Rhône

As it's influenced by everything from the mountains to the Mediterranean Sea, the weather in Rhône can be something of a challenge to predict. That said, temperatures around 70 are typically on offer over the summer months of July and August, especially in the region's drier south. As popular as Rhône vacation rentals are in the summer, demand is equally high over the winter. That's because Lyon plays host to colorful Christmas markets and the renowned Festival of Lights, and winter-sports enthusiasts pass through on their way to enjoy the ample charms of the snow-covered Alps.

Natural features

Life on the river in Rhône

The Rhône river rises in the Swiss Alps and meanders through Lake Geneva, before making its way through south-eastern France to join the Mediterranean Sea. It is far from just a feature on the landscape here; it is a way of life. From swimming and sailing to water skiing and sea jousting, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy a little outdoor time. Electric bikes can be a fun way to see more of the scenery, although if you prefer to sit back and relax, a seat aboard a Rhône river cruise is an excellent chance to discover a new favorite wine, while admiring the countryside in which it is so expertly crafted.

How to get there

How to get to and around Rhone

The nearest airport is in Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery), located 25.8 mi (41.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.), which is 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Chessy Station, Bois-d'Oignt-Légny Station and Châtillon-D'Azercues Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Rhône?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,238 vacation rentals near Rhône. From 298 Houses to 38 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rhône for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rhône?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rhône. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Beaujolais: 922 vacation rentals
  • Propières: 45 vacation rentals
  • Villefranche-sur-Saone: 75 vacation rentals
  • Fleurieux-sur-l'Arbresle: 529 vacation rentals
  • Courzieu: 171 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Rhône! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rhône?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rhône:

  • Propières: 45 rentals
  • Villefranche-sur-Saone: 75 rentals
  • Fleurieux-sur-l'Arbresle: 529 rentals
  • Courzieu: 171 rentals
  • Monsols: 47 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Rhône?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Rhône are:

  • Saint Exupery Airport (LYS): 934 vacation rentals
  • Tarare Airport (XVF): 961 vacation rentals
  • Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Airport (XYD): 938 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Rhône?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Rhône. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Earl Frederic Trichard Winery: 193 rentals
  • Villefranche-sur-Saône Station: 948 rentals
  • Lozanne Station: 965 rentals
  • Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport Station: 946 rentals
  • Belleville-sur-Saone Station: 185 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rhône listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Rhône

Propières
45 vacation rentals
Villefranche-sur-Saone
75 vacation rentals
Fleurieux-sur-l'Arbresle
529 vacation rentals
Courzieu
171 vacation rentals
Monsols
47 vacation rentals
Beaujeu
44 vacation rentals
Theizé
147 vacation rentals
St-Martin-en-Haut
59 vacation rentals
Saint-Igny-de-Vers
54 vacation rentals
Brullioles
43 vacation rentals
Yzeron
121 vacation rentals
Taluyers
559 vacation rentals
Saint-Forgeux
51 vacation rentals
Haute-Rivoire
35 vacation rentals
Lentilly
842 vacation rentals
Brignais
830 vacation rentals
St-Julien
66 vacation rentals
Lancié
66 vacation rentals
Châtillon
218 vacation rentals
Anse
169 vacation rentals