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Stylish apartment in the heart of Lyon

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This attractive first-floor apartment - in a UNESCO World Heritage area, Presqu'île - is situated between the Rhône and the Saône. The city's major historical sites, the best restaurants and most distinctive shops are all within easy walking reach.

The apartment has many historic features - hardwood floors, an open fireplace and exposed wooden doors and shutters.

My recommendations to restaurants, shops and services in Lyon are included in a dossier in the apartment to make your stay in Lyon as enjoyable and authentically French as possible. In the general area, there are excellent restaurants and shops including traditional butchers, bakers and greengrocers. The Opéra de Lyon, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the ancient city are all within a few minutes' walk. The Saône is two minutes away and there are attractive walks along the banks. A daily food market is held by the river with second-hand books at the week-end

Buses, the Metro and a city bike (Vélo'V) rental station are all close-by

I live in a separate apartment in the same building and can provide help and advice if this is needed. For early arrival and late departure, guests may store their luggage in my apartment by arrangement

The apartment comprises

A large living room with 1 glass table and 6 leather chairs, 2 armchairs and 1 comfortable leather sofa-bed (Convertible Rapido system with Simmons mattress (140 X 190)), 1 desk, 1 large TV with cable channels, DVD/Blu-ray player, 1 fan

Bedroom with 1 bed (140 x 190), 2 wardrobes, 1 fan

Kitchen with ceramic hob, convection oven, extractor hood, dishwasher, microwave oven, refrigerator / freezer, mandoline slicer, electric egg beater, hand-blender, kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine

Bathroom with bath, shower, hairdryer, washing machine/tumble dryer

Separate WC

Apartment cleaned on your departure at our cost

Linen provided (sheets, towels)

High speed Internet (fibre optic)

The apartment is equipped with smoke detectors

A weekly clean of 1½ hours is available by arrangement at a cost of €15

A tramway and taxis operate from the airport. From the train station - Part-Dieu - the C13 bus goes directly to the apartment (stop Terreaux). A taxi is relatively inexpensive

The apartment is situated on the 1st floor (American numbering - 2nd floor). A lift serves the 2nd and higher floors but it is possible to walk down from the 2nd to the 1st floor.

Price fully inclusive (water, gas, electricity, Internet included)

The apartment has recently been renovated and is non-smoking

Pets are not permitted

Common-sense regulations such as respecting the apartment itself and neighbours apply

The building is not suitable for loud parties

To avoid any misunderstanding, an inventory with condition report will be signed on arrival and departure

NB : The beautiful marble fireplace is purely decorative and is not suitable for fires

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Laurent

I have myself rented many furnished apartments and – through that experience - have arrived at what guarantees an enjoyable stay: a warm and friendly atmosphere; a large main room which gives a real feeling of space; a centrally situated apartment to enjoy the city without necessarily having to take public transport; a good bed; good Wi-Fi connection; and a thousand little details which make all the difference - large wardrobes for storage, a full-length mirror, a reading lamp near the couch, a desk separate from the table for meals, a well equipped kitchen (for lovers of cooking), quality crockery good enough to invite friends, blackout curtains in the bed room.

These are the criteria I have used in equipping this apartment. I live nearby and can be called upon to provide help and advice if this is needed.

J’ai moi-même loué beaucoup d’appartements meublés, j’ai ainsi pu identifier ce qui garantissait un séjour réussi : un cadre agréable et chaleureux, une grande pièce principale qui donne une véritable sensation d’espace, un appartement très central pour profiter de la ville sans avoir forcément à prendre les transports en commun, un lit de qualité, une bonne connexion Wifi et mille petits détails qui font la différence comme de grands placards pour ranger les affaires, un miroir plein pied, une lampe près du canapé pour lire facilement, un bureau séparé de la table sur laquelle les repas sont pris, une cuisine très bien équipée (pour les amoureux de la cuisine), de la vaisselle de qualité si je souhaite inviter des amis.

C’est selon ces critères que j’ai équipé cet appartement. J’habite en plus au même étage, je pourrai si besoin facilement apporter mon aide.

Laurent purchased this apartment in 2014


Terreaux - Bat d'argent Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath shower hairdryer washing machine/dryer separate WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 bed (140 x 190) 2 wardrobes 1 fan
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Apartment cleaned on your departure at our cost


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Stylish apartment in the heart of Lyon
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
Washington, DC

Great Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for the entire month of April while I attended language classes at Alliance Français. It was a fantastic experience in a great city. I highly recommend this apartment for however long you are in Lyon.

The location on the Presqu'île is ideal. There is a bus stop directly outside the door, and the Hôtel de Ville metro stop is at most a five minute walk. If you are there for any period of time, learning and using these systems are a great help in getting around town efficiently. Being located in a UNESCO World Heritage area, all the important historical sites are within walking distance in any direction. There is also a daily outdoor market slightly south (Quai Saint-Antoine), which should not be missed on the weekends. And great people watching at one of the outdoor cafés in Place Terreaux. Whether in Lyon for sightseeing or business/school, this apartment is a perfect launch pad for your activities.

The description and photos the owner provides are spot-on and completely accurate. Everything functioned as advertised and we quickly settled-in. We made extensive use of the kitchen and found all the necessary equipment to have people in for dinner on more than one occasion. We also had a family member visit for a week, and she was very comfortable on the sleep-sofa in the living room, so I think having four in the unit is doable. As shown in the photos, the shutters can be closed to block out ambient light from the street. The bed in the bedroom is pretty much a standard European double, and we found it surprisingly comfortable and sufficiently spacious. (We are 6' 0" (183 cm) and 6' 4" (195 cm) respectively, so we are a bit sensitive on this topic.) The place very much felt like home to us.

The owner, Laurent, is an incredible host. He lives right across the landing and is there for any issues that arise. (We had one small problem with television reception, which he addressed within 15 minutes.) He has a neighborhood-orientation notebook prepared with details and maps of local merchants (boulangerie, marché, etc.) as well as favorite neighborhood/local restaurants. It was a very useful introduction. All of our interactions with him before and during our stay went smoothly and pleasantly.

I would readily book this apartment for any future trips to Lyon. It served us very well as a 30-day rental unit, and I think it would be equally suitable for both shorter and longer stays.


  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sleep, walk and eat in a wonderful Lyon neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Laurent is wonderful and so helpful. He has assembled an informative guidebook for all his visitors. Our luggage was delayed and he even helped by making calls to help

us receive it. The apartment is walking distance to all Lyon sites and wonderful restaurants. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Beautiful and clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Laurent's apartment in Lyon. It was beautiful and VERY clean. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed for light cooking. The beds were comfortable. The apartment was centrally located near many of the museums and plazas we visited.

The only issue we had was that sleeping in the front room was difficult because of the street noise and lights. (The bar across the street hosts loud patrons on an outside patio until 2:00 in the morning.) Although there are wooden shutters, they don't quite cover the windows.

Overall it was a great apartment and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment. Beautiful city. Fantastic host. Apartment has it all, including great location for exploring this wonderful city. Laurent is a perfect host.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

My "Home"-away-home in Lyon

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly the same as I had imagined when I booked online, i.e. simple, stylish, clean and comfortable. Although it is an old building, I enjoyed staying there very much and felt like home every time I came back to the apartment after exploring the city every day. It had everything I needed for my one week stay, but otherwise supermarkets are located within one or two blocks if I needed to get anything. The location was good too, so when I became tired of being out walking too long during the day, I could come back and rest to go out again. The owner Laurent was very helpful and very organized, and I felt at ease and very comfortable especially because I was travelling alone. I would definitely go back to this apartment next time I go to Lyon. Thank you, Laurent!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment with very informative and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as in the photos. It is spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated. The kitchen has everything you might need for cooking or just making drinks and snacks. The location is perfect, in a lively area but not the middle of the very touristy part of the city so you see the real life of Lyon around you. Laurent speaks perfect English and provides a thoughtful and detailed folder of all the information you might need. The arrangements for the start and end of our stay were easy and flexible.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lyon Saint Exupéry
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Gare Part Dieu, Gare Perrache
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $123.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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