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Where to stayin Lyon

Lyon has great neighborhoods across nine arrondissements, from tourist favorites to the best areas for bohemian chic. Accommodations are available for all budgets, from luxury hotels on Fourvière Hill to more affordable rooms for those on a shoestring. The heart of the city's old town is a prime location to stay to explore cultural hotspots, with amazing architecture showcasing a history dating back to ancient Roman Gaul. Since Lyon was built on the rivers of Rhône and Saône, a vaporetto riverboat is a picturesque way to see the sights. Alternatively, ride the metro, take the funicular, or walk to avoid the traffic. With four UNESCO World Heritage neighborhoods to explore, this city is charming, no matter where you stay.

Best Places for Food

Lyon makes foodies swoon as the gastro star of France. Book rooms in the Part-Dieu neighborhood for the indoor gourmet market, Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, named for the chef and nouvelle cuisine innovator. Part-Dieu is near the train station, so it's also ideal for the brand-new Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie food museum in the Grand Hôtel-Dieu. Stay in the neighborhood of La Confluence for a more contemporary vibe. The food court, Heat, is in the hip digital hub, H7, and rooms in the area are a quick tram or boat ride to the city center. Alternatively, great hotels in the heart of Vieux Lyon (Lyon Old Town) offer destination restaurants. Book a riverside room by the Saône for the Saint Antoine outdoor market, or stay in charming St Jean to try the bouchons Lyonnais bistros.

La Confluence

Shopping and river views are some noteworthy features of La Confluence. Make a stop by Lyon Confluence Shopping Center while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Montrochet Tram Stop to get around town.

Recommended hotels in La Confluence

Old Lyon

Take time in Old Lyon to visit attractions like Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon Cathedral. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Vieux Lyon Station to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Old Lyon

Where to Stay for Shopping

Hotels in the city's main neighborhood, the UNESCO-listed Presqu'ile, are the best choice for retail therapy. Interior design devotees will find good options in Auguste-Comte, where art dealers and antique treasure troves can be found. For shoppers who plan to wander the winding streets and browse lovely boutique stores, accommodations in Vieux Lyon (Lyon Old Town) are ideal. Stay in the hilltop neighborhood of Croix-Rousse to investigate the secret passageways, known as traboules, used by 19th-century silk weavers.

La Presqu'ile

La Presqu'ile is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Bellecour Square and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. See more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Ampere-Victor Hugo Station or Bellecour Station.

Recommended hotels in La Presqu'ile

Old Lyon

Take time in Old Lyon to visit attractions like Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon Cathedral. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Vieux Lyon Station to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Old Lyon

La Croix Rousse

Shopping, spas, and restaurants are just a few things travelers like about La Croix Rousse. Sights like Place de la Croix Rousse and Maison des Canuts are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Lyon area at Henon Station.

Recommended hotels in La Croix Rousse

Great Neighborhoods for Culture

Choose accommodations in the hills of Lyon in Fourvière, where hotels have historic connections and overlook Vieux Lyon (Lyon Old Town). The area is also close to notable attractions such as the Metallic Tower, Roman theater, Basilica Notre Dame, and the Gallo-Roman Museum. Hotels in the 6th Arrondissement will put you in walking distance of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Parc de la Tete d'Or. Alternatively, choose accommodations in the 2nd Arrondissement to be closer to the Musée des Confluences.

Fourvière

Fourvière is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Roman Theatres of Fourviere.

Recommended hotels in Fourvière

Old Lyon

Take time in Old Lyon to visit attractions like Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon Cathedral. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Vieux Lyon Station to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Old Lyon

6th Arrondissement

Travelers choose 6th Arrondissement for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Massena Station or Foch Station and check out top sights like Tete d'Or Park.

Recommended hotels in 6th Arrondissement

2nd Arrondissement

Travelers love 2nd Arrondissement for its popular shops, and you can see more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Suchet Tram Stop or Sainte-Blandine Tram Stop. You might spend time checking out top sights like Bellecour Square and Confluence Museum.

Recommended hotels in 2nd Arrondissement

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