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This bright, spacious studio on the top floor of a well-maintained building offers free phone, free high-speed internet and free cable TV (including CNN and BBC World) . Entirely remodeled in 2009, the studio offers a magnificent view of the city, with light streaming through a wall of windows opening onto a wide balcony. Tastefully furnished and decorated with original art. Full kitchen with breakfast bar facing the view. Leather armchairs, Persian rug and a sofa in daytime use. Easily deployed comfortable queen-size futon by night. Built-in armoire for bedding and personal effects. Bright bathroom has over-sized shower, vanity sink, storage cabinets and a clothes washer. On a quiet, leafy street, with all shops and services a few steps away, including a twice-weekly open-air market , the celebrated Halles de Lyon, and the largest shopping center in the region. Close to metro, tram, buses, train station. Please note the 4-night minimum rental.
Things To Do: Tourist brochures and city/transit maps are provided, as well as a restaurant guide. Complete tourist information is available at the Office du Tourisme located on historic Place Bellecour (accessible by metro or about 15-min walk across the Rhone). For listings of current events, movies, music, and museums, pick up free weekly tabloids available in many nearby shops. Be sure to visit these excellent websites for more photos and information: www.lyon.fr and www.en.lyon-france.com
Public transportation: The studio is fully served by all forms of public transportation, all within walking distances: Gare SNCF La Part-Dieu (access to TGV and all other national and international trains). Transports en Commun de Lyon (TCL): Metro Line B; Tramway Line 1; various bus lines, including #4 to Cite Internationale/Parc de la Tete d'Or, and #99 to St Jean cathedral/Old Lyon by way of the city center (Presqu'ile). Tickets are valid on all 3 TCL transports and sold at all metro and tram stations. In addition, there is a Velo'v station close by, the almost-free bicycle rental system pioneered in Lyon and now used in Paris and other cities.
A comfortable sofa by day easily opens to large queen-size (64 in/160cm) futon-style bed by night. All bedding (comforters, pillows, linens) are provided and conveniently stored in armoire compartment above....moreless
Entirely remodeled in 2009. Over-sized shower with 'memory' mixing faucet. Wide vanity with sink and storage drawers. All bath linens provided. New (December 2010) washing-machine provides the ultimate convenience....moreless
Small garden table and 2 armchairs on balcony, plus flower boxes for your enjoyment in good weather....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
We also accept payment in Euros:
4-6 nights: E115 per night
7+ nights: E105 per night
28+ nights: E90 per night.
Security deposit E320. Cleaning fee E80.
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Lyon is France's second largest metropolitan area. Steeped in over two millenia of history, it is a thriving, exciting modern European metropolis. Its location is unique, astride two major rivers, Rhone and Saone, two famous hills, Fourviere and Croix-Rousse, and surrounded by the picturesque Monts d'Or. It offers world-class museums, among them Musee des Beaux-Arts, Musee des Tissus, Musee de Gadagne (city history and puppets of the world). Theaters, music venues (classical and popular), a summer festival in the two Roman theaters, fascinating architecture spanning many centuries, luxury boutiques. Plus what Lyon is famous for around the world: gastronomy! With over a thousand restaurants, from glorious to humble, in the French tradition or bringing the flavors of far-away cultures, visitors will invariably be rewarded with memorable meals. The studio is ideally located to explore the region: wine villages of Beaujolais and Rhone Valley, medieval Perouges, and the Alps nearby.
Other Activities: City shopping; restaurants; world-class museums; architecture; history
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I was born, raised and educated in Lyon. I now live in the western United States but return to Lyon as often as I can to keep in touch with family and friends. I love this beautiful city.
Why the Owner Chose Lyon: I inherited the studio from my parents. Although the building is 'younger' than me, it is located in the heart of the neighborhood where I grew up. My old high school (lycee) is two blocks away. From the balcony, one can see the church where I made my first holy communion and the city hall where I was married (many years ago).
The Unique Benefits at this Studio: Besides the super-convenient location of the studio near everything in Lyon, what makes my heart rejoice upon opening the front door is the incredible view of the rooftops and monuments, and the sense of space and freedom standing on the balcony -- in the center of the city and yet near the sky.
Speaks: english, french
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