About the property
- Apartment635 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
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
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
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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
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Great Apartment in a Great Location
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.
Comfortable accommodations and convenient location!
This apartment is very conveniently located to endless shops, restaurants and more! The owner has put together what has to be the very best informational binder with maps, reviews, recommendations for anything you could possibly need. I would give 10 stars for that book alone! The apartment is within two blocks of the Saone River which provides picturesque views of the city on both sides. I walked to Fourviere in about 25 minutes (yes, you have to climb many stairs) but the view of the city and landscape is absolutely worth it. I should note that although this building has a lift (elevator) it does not stop at the first floor so if you cannot do stairs, you'll want to keep that in mind. Otherwise, I would stay here again without hesitation!
Great Location; Highly Recommended
We spent 5 nights in this spacious apartment which is particularly good for a longer stay. It is fully equipped,has a large bathroom with separate toilet,excellent water pressure and
very comfortable furnishings. The windows are very effective at reducing the outside noise. The location could not be better. It is minutes from the bridge to Vieux Lyon,and,in the opposite direction, from Place des Terreaux. Laurent is an excellent host, and we would have no hesitation in returning.
Excellent home base for Lyon
Great location, and lovely, bright apartment. Good kitchen, and steps from local grocery for supplies. Laurent was a welcoming host, who we met a couple of times, and lives in the same building. There have been some complaints about street noise, but it did not bother us, as the main bedroom is at the back of the flat, away from street . Good windows also reduce sound, though not sure if the flat has A.C. during warmer weather. Overall, would highly recommend, and would book again for return to Lyon, which is a lovely city.
Sleep, walk and eat in a wonderful Lyon neighborhood
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.
Beautiful and clean apartment
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.