Best area to stay in Lyon
The best area to stay in Lyon is the city centre, from where you can access many of the city´s important areas on foot. It is also easily accessible from the airport, by taking the Rhone Express which links with the metro. Another advantage of being in this area is not having to depend on public transport to get around, although if you do need to use it to get to areas outside of the centre, there are good bus and metro connections running from here.
Just a stone’s throw away from the River Saône, Lyon centre offers a large variety of small restaurants where you can taste many culinary delights. It is also full of cafés and shops selling the best and most exclusive clothing brands. The area´s hotel offering is more than abundant, with many different options for varying budgets. Among many attractions available in Lyon´s city centre, you will find the famous Théâtre des Célestins, the Cathédrale de Lyon, the Place Bellcour, the Place Des Jacobins, and the Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourviere. The amazing Vieux Lyon district is also just a few minutes away on foot, which is the city´s oldest district, and the largest and most important renaissance district in Eastern France.