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  • Impressive Festival of Lights in December
  • Culture rich
  • Discover secret places
  • Exquisite Lyon cuisine

Best Vacation Rentals in Lyon

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Lyon, Rhône
Vacation Rental • 1238 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
This smoke-free apartment building features a garden and barbecue grills. Each apartment provides a kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven, a stovetop, and a microwave. For a bit of entertainment, a TV comes with a DVD player, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like a washing machine and a coffee/tea maker. Housekeeping is available on request.
from $203 / night
Lyon, Rhône
Vacation Rental • 667 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
The Faubourg des Gônes is located in the heart of the Croix Rousse, an emblematic area of Lyon City. Located in a typical old building, on the 2nd floor without elevator, it will be your home sweet home for a minimum stay of 1 month. It consists of a small entrance, a fully equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine...) and open to the living room, a small room of less than 10 m², another large bedroom with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Overlooking the courtyard, it is very bright, crossing and will be a haven of peace in absolute calm, and not overlooked.The Grande rue d...
from $96 / night
Lyon, Rhône
Vacation Rental • 689 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(5 reviews)
Come and discover this beautiful apartment located in a new residence, ideally located in the Jean Jaurès district. Tastefully decorated and perfectly equipped, it will be your ideal base for a stay for three! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a magnificent terrace with open views.Bed linen and towels provided, wi-fi.Parking on request, subject to availability.Located on the 6th floor with elevator, this beautiful apartment is composed as follows:Day area: - an entrance leading to a bathroom with shower and toilet, - a living room with a comfortable sofa, a television, an open and fully equipped ...
from $115 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Lyon

$183for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
$230 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Lyon

47%for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
52% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Lyon

An apartment high above the Rhône

Formerly founded as a Roman administrative centre, Lyon is one of the oldest cities in France. Those who want to indulge in the charm of the metropolis at the Rhône and the Saône are best accommodated in a apartment in the centre of the city. The cosy apartments along both banks of the Rhône are particularly beautifully situated, where you can watch the tranquil hustle and bustle on the river and on the lakeside promenade with a cup of café au lait from your balcony. Apartments and apartments in the nearby Parc de la Tete d'Or are also popular. The locals like to visit the Parc de la Tete d'Or to recharge their batteries.

Elegant living on the edge of town

If you prefer not to pitch your tents directly in the epicentre of the lively city, we recommend that you move into a vacation rental in the suburbs on the outskirts of Lyon. You will find what you are looking for both in the north along the Saône and in the northeast near the Grad Parc Miribel Jonage, where you will find everything from a small cozy vacation rental to a stately villa with garden, sauna and other amenities to relax your heart on holiday.

Fountain of Terreaux
Fountain of Terreaux

Holiday in Lyon

Travelers and Activities

Lyon for culture enthusiasts

If there is such a thing as a cultural capital in France, Lyon is certainly a hot candidate for this title alongside Paris. With over 30 museums such as the Musée de Confluentes, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, and with its churches, cathedrals and ancient sites, Lyon offers countless hot spots for culture lovers. However, the city is famous above all for its cinemas, theatres and the large opera house, which is also considered a masterpiece of architecture.

Lyon for connoisseurs

The fine Lyon cuisine is so multifaceted that you would need several holidays to discover all the culinary delights. Accordingly, you are free to choose whether you want to cook your own French-style food in your vacation rental or go for a meal in one of the fabulous restaurants. Plenty of variety is guaranteed in any case. At this point, however, you are spoilt for choice; nowhere in France is the density of restaurants as high as in Lyon. The spectrum ranges from classic restaurants to star cuisine á la Paul Bocuse in the suburb of Collonges au Mont d'Or. A secret tip, however, is to visit a traditional Bouchon Lyonnais, where dishes such as quenelles and salad Lyonais are served along with finely prepared offal.

Things to know

Best travel time for Lyon

Lyon owes its temperate climate to its location in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and its proximity to the foothills of the Alps. While summers are usually warm and dry, winter and autumn are cool and wet. The best time to explore the city's attractions is therefore during the summer months of June to September, which are characterised by pleasant temperatures of up to 26 degrees Celsius and only seven rainy days a month.

Regular events

Despite the cool temperatures, Lyon is also worth a trip in winter, as every year in December, the city at the Rhône attracts visitors with a festival of lights that lasts several days. State-of-the-art lighting technology transforms the city's monuments into true works of art, ensuring open mouths year after year. Fortunately, at this time it is also much easier to get an apartment. No less interesting, in addition to the regular Open Monument Day and the Lyon Comic Festival, is the Lyon Free Bike mountain bike race held every year in mid-September, where daring cyclists race at breakneck speed over cobblestones, bridges, squares and stairs. With a bit of luck you can watch the fast-paced action from a box seat on the balcony of your holiday apartment.

With Claudius, Caracalla and the temporary counter-emperor Clodius Albinus, three Roman emperors were born in Lyon.

Top 5 travel tips

Pont Wilson
Pont Wilson
1st Musée Confluentes

Situated on the Presqu'île peninsula at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, the Musée Confluentes is in itself a work of art made of glass and steel that floats above the water like a cloud of crystal. What is even more interesting, however, is what it has to offer inside, especially since there are extensive collections on the history of the world, the web of life and the themes of death and the afterlife.

2. On the tracks of modern film

If you have always wanted to learn about the making of the film, the Lumiére Institute should be at the top of your list of places to visit. At this historical location, the Lumiére brothers designed the first cinematograph, with which they shot the first film right next door. In the large auditorium of the Institut Lumiére, the legacy of the inventors of film is preserved by showing some of their productions alongside various classics of film history.

3rd labyrinth in the middle of the city

If you liked to play the classic board game "The Crazy Labyrinth" as a child, you will like this real maze. The so-called Traboule, which are located in the Croix Rousse and Vieux Lyon districts, are intertwined connecting corridors, stairwells and corridors that are connected to each other over an entire district like a large network but cannot be seen from the outside. Explore this network, for which not even the Lyon authorities have a map and which the Resistance already used during the Second World War to operate out of secret. Maybe you'll find a secret passage to your apartment?

4. The sacred landmark of the Lyons

The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is the landmark of Lyon and is located exactly where the Trajans Forum stood in ancient times. The cathedral dates back to the great plague epidemic in 1643, when the citizens of Lyon begged the Virgin Mary to spare the city. When this actually happened, the construction of the cathedral began, which is characterized by its richly painted ceilings and interior walls.

5. Discover Lyons little secrets

In Vieux Lyon, the old town, it seems as if time has stood still in the Renaissance. Narrow lanes run through the roughly paved gorges of houses, cosy cafés invite you to visit them and various merchants offer their goods for sale in the old lanes. Especially if you want to discover the culinary diversity of Lyon and buy a souvenir or two, there is no way around the Old Town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lyon

How much did it cost for a vacation rental in Lyon last year?

With an average cost of $182 per night, Lyon lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in France.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Lyon?

Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Lyon in April, March, or May, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $168, $170, and $174 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Lyon?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Lyon was December, with an average price of $221 per night. This was followed by January, with an average of $188, and then September, with $184.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Lyon?

If you decide to put Lyon on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your visit long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 73% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

April, July and May are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 38%, 36%, and 32%. However, even during these months, when rental availability is the highest, the average is only 35%. So we highly recommend you always book your vacation early Lyon.

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is December (only 14% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by November (17%), and then February (21%). During these three months, the availability is very low (17%). It is therefore recommended to reserve far in advance.

Are there many rentals in Lyon?

In Lyon we collaborate with 18 different providers to give you a choice of 1,700 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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