May 19, 2019 - May 20, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Lyon is the second most-visited city for tourists in France, just behind Paris. The Romans founded the city in 43BC, when it became the capital of Gaul. Today, Lyon is noted as the gourmet capital of the country. This urban metropolis also has a new science and anthropology museum, the Confluences, that sits where the Saone and Rhone rivers meet. Lyon has excellent Michelin-rated restaurants, traditional bistros, and local city eateries featuring French specialties and local wines.
Book a hotel in Lyons using Skyscanner for the best rates and opportunities to compare accommodations with ease on the site. Some of Lyon's main tourist attractions include the Place Bellecour, a huge piazza in the city center, the late 19th-century Notre Dame de Fourviere basilica, and the Roman theatre, the remains of the Roman city called Lugdunum.
Lyon has many hotels available for travelers, with the majority of them located on either side of the Rhone River or on the eastern banks of the Saone River. If you wish to stay close to the action near Place Bellecour, the Villa Maia is just 0.2 miles away, a short stroll. This exceptional hotel features a hot tub and sauna, an on-site bar, and has private parking available, which is convenient if you've scheduled a rental car for driving around the city.
A highly rated hotel such as Villa Maia can cost about $483 per night, with breakfast included, while a less expensive aparthotel like Apparteo Lyon 7 Jean Jaures will have rates per night of only $60. There are dozens of other hotels with nightly rates that are in between these costs. You can compare rates, amenities, and locations on the Skyscanner site and choose wisely, depending upon your taste and budget.
A few cheap Lyon hotels can be found in the area, such as above-mentioned Apparteo Lyon 7 Jean Jaures, which includes breakfast, free WiFi and private parking availability on-site. This aparthotel is close to the Metro for traveling to the city center and all of the sights.
The Hotel D'Ainay is a budget-conscious option, also, with rates that begin at $53 per night. It's located close to the train station and Bellecour Square and has clean, though basic, rooms with the opportunity to rent bikes and indulge in many fine restaurants nearby.
A number of different hotel brands operate in Lyon, but the one chain that is familiar to US residents is Best Western. There are seven Best Western hotels in the Lyon area.
All of these hotels are within two miles of less from the city center with rates ranging from $92 to $180 per night.
A city full of surprises that invites more exploration that is full of students and business opportunities.
Spent two weeks here take French classes. It has secured it's place as my favorite French city. Definitely come for the food, the croix rousse area, the fete des luminees and the FOOD.
Lyon is just an amazing city and so underrated, in my opinion. I would highly recommend it for someone who loves food, art and history but would like to get off the beaten track. The little restaurants and patisseries in Vieux Lyon are absolute treasures. Also, the Musée De Confluences was a surprise favourite - one of the most well-curated museums in the world. At least, in this travellers experience. Don't forget to take the furnicular for a great view of the city and also take the vaporetto boat for a new way to experience Lyon.
Come for the food and the old city but fall in love with friendly people, great green spaces, and interesting modern architecture. Lyon is remarkably livable and relative inexpensive vs. Paris.