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Holiday rentals for city breaks or business trips in Lyon

The third largest city in France, Lyon has all the assets of a capital city. Capital of Gaul, capital of silk, cinema, world capital of gastronomy, it is distinguished by the richness of its history and the diversity of its cultures. Whether in Lyon on a short break, weekend away or business trip, don’t miss visiting the fascinating centre of this wonderful city with its many stunning sites and places to see. Start your visit by strolling through the different districts, each with its own special atmosphere: Old Lyon, Fourvière, Croix-Rousse, all three listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Without forgetting, of course, Lyon Confluence, the most recent of the Lyonnais districts where you can book a holiday rental in the Odalys Apart’hotel Confluence and enjoy the excellent onsite facilities. Marvel at the monuments that have survived through history, medieval and religious buildings, parks. Continue the visit with a lunchtime break to discover real Lyon cuisine in one of the many cosy restaurants known as « Bouchon ». After lunch, explore places that have made Lyon a cultural capital such as the Lumière Museum and the Maison de Guignol or simply enjoy some relaxed shopping in the many tasteful boutiques.

Odalys Vacances offers you a choice of holiday rentals in Lyon in the heart of 2 central hubs of the city: Lyon Confluence et Lyon Bioparc. City break or business trip, book your accommodation in one of the Odalys apart’hotels in Lyon and enjoy the ideal locations and excellent services. More information
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Accommodation and holiday rentals in Lyon

Things to do and see in Lyon

In any season, you will be spoiled for choice of things to do and see in Lyon! Whether you’re looking for cultural, sporting or relaxing activities, you can easily compose a varied agenda for your visit to Lyon to suits your tastes. On the cultural side, do not miss the essentials: the Roman theaters of Fourvière, the traboules of Old Lyon, the Bartholdi Fountain, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Célestins theater and fabulous religious constructions: the Primatiale Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the Basilica of Fourvière and the Basilica-Abbey of Saint-Martin-d'Ainay. If you want to venture a little further, the outskirts of Lyon offer many possibilities: hiking, cycling, leisure parks, golf, paragliding, climbing, canyoning ... But you can also take care of yourself by visiting one of the many city spas or well-being centres or treat yourself and go shopping ! An absolute must while visiting Lyon, is a boat trip along the river - marvel at the many sites while you sit back and relax.

Nature and its many gifts

Well-known as a green city, Lyon has many parks where you can relax in between two visits. The largest is the Tête d'Or park. Classified as a remarkable garden, it is home to a beautiful lake, botanical gardens and the Lyon zoo. If you have a little time, explore the surroundings of Lyon which reveal a great natural diversity between the Monts du Lyonnais in the south and the Dombes plateau in the north. Another way to enjoy local nature is to taste its products which have long made the reputation of Lyon gastronomy. On the menu: the Lyonnaise salad, the le tablier de sapeur, dumplings, the famous andouillette (tripe sausage), the Saint-Marcellin and the Saint-Félicien cheeses, the pogne, the praline pie… All washed down, in moderation of course, with a local wine : a Beaujolais or a Côtes-du-Rhône.

Evenings out in Lyon - bars, restaurants and nightlife

After a hearty evening meal in one of the famous Lyonnais restaurants, you might fancy a last drink with the locals or if you’re a night owl, the choice of late night bars or night clubs is rather good. You will be spoiled for choice: on the banks of the Rhône on board a traditional barge, on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill for a more alternative atmosphere, in Old Lyon for its cosmopolitan side or to the station Brotteaux to feel a more "Jet-Set", trendy feel. These areas ensure you will have a great evening in a café-theater, concert bar, billiards bar, piano bar, wine bar, tapas bar, a pub or a disco. You see, you really have a great choice while staying for a weekend or city break in Lyon with Odalys !