We stayed in this apartment while we attended the Women's World Cup in Lyon. There was plenty of room for our group (2 parents, 2 grandparents, and 3 kids, ages 6, 10, and 13).
The apartment is perfection. It is beautiful and clean and just plain wonderful. You have a great view of the river. You are walking distance to busier/more modern Lyon and just across the river from Old Lyon. We walked or metro'd everywhere from this location with no problem at all.
Also, the service was impeccable. Jacques made sure we were met when we arrived (after a long day of travel). We were welcomed with a beautiful bottle of champagne. Also, we were in Lyon during the heat wave, but the apartment does not have air conditioning. I communicated with Jacques about this before arriving, and he made sure we had a new rotary fan in each bedroom. We were as comfortable as we could ever be thanks to those fans. I just couldn't thank him enough for being so responsive and thoughtful.
We hope to go back to Lyon again someday, and we wouldn't say anywhere else. This apartment is worth every single penny and then some. We made so many good memories there--playing cards, making dinner, having croissant in the morning. It is just the perfect home away from home.
And, we also got great advice from Jacques and his family regarding dinner. The restaurant just around the corner (Le Comptoir Abel) was amazing. The food and service were beyond. They made us feel like we were at home.
So, if you are looking for a place to stay in Lyon, book this home right away. You will not be sorry. We already miss it so much!
We spent three delightful nights here with our two kids (12 and 15) while exploring Lyon. Christine and Bruno were wonderful hosts, taking time to welcome us upon arrival and explaining some great sightseeing walks. The unit is adorable and was very comfortable for our family. The view from the living room was superb - we could even see the Alps! I spent several happy hours during our visit just looking out the window with a glass of French wine. My kids were delighted by the amount of bird activity and loved seeing the pigeons peeking in through the skylights and flying in and out of the cool old stone wall next door. The location was also great, just a very short walk to amenities, the Saone, Bellacour. This was our first visit to Lyon and we already want to return. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat and hope we have the opportunity to do so sooner rather than later!