“Trés bel appartement et trés bon contact avec les hôtes. Je recommande vivement”
“We had a fantastic stay above our expectations ! The apartment is clean and very nice decorated with a beautifull garden. It's perfect situated in a calm dead end street at Croix-Rousse, a really lovely area. Everything is close by : there is a big market every day next door, pubs and restaurants and the public transport is just around the corner. We highly recommand an exchange with Nick and Marie!”
“We thoroughly enjoyed our visit in Lyon. Nick and Marie-Noelle's home is convenient to so many local sites and for easy day trips. Their home felt cozy and comfortable at the end of a long day sightseeing to the many interesting and historical areas in and near Lyon. Nick was easy to communicate with on the telephone and through email, and gave us many ideas for visiting the area. Their home is clean, comfortable and well organized, and is located near local restaurants, bakeries and convenient stores. And, we found the local street market--just around the corner--an added treat. Our only regret--we didn't get to use their lovely garden, since the weather did not always cooperate. We could only imagine enjoying a delicious cup of hot chocolate surrounded by their lovely foliage and plants. ”
“We had a wonderful time in Lyon and Marie and Nicks apartment was excellent. They communicated very well and all instructions were clear. The apartment was lovely and cool during the hot days and the garden area was delightful. We could not recommend it more highly and look forward to returning one day. Bill and Caroline”
“Nick and Marie-Noelle’s home in Lyon was lovely. We had everything we needed for a wonderful long weekend. The courtyard is the quintessential French garden to enjoy anytime of day or dining alfresco. The apartment is very well located and easy to access by foot or public transportation. Since Nick and Marie-Noelle had swapped at our home in Savannah, it was a wonderful to have them welcome us personally when we arrived. They couldn’t have been more accommodating. We unfortunately experienced record high temperatures during our visit which kept us from fully taking advantage of all that Lyon has to offer. ”
“We really enjoyed our stay in Nick and Marie's gorgeous apartment. It is probably one of the most beautifully decorated home swaps we have stayed in. A gorgeous eye for detail! We really appreciated how light and airy the spaces were and the fact that there is a private garden. We stayed in April, and it was unusually cool, so we couldn't make full use of the garden, but I could imagine spending a lot of time there on warm days and nights. The area is interesting - the street market is fabulous. We got around Lyon using a mixture of buses, trains and Ubers - all very easily accessible. Would highly recommend this as a Lyon base. Thanks Nick and Marie!”
“Nick and Marie-Noelle's apartment is lovely. Plenty of room, huge ceilings, a wonderful patio garden and very well placed for metro and also sightseeing in the local area. The apartment is all extremely smart, with beautiful kitchen and sitting room. Nearby is a fantastic street market, operating almost every day, as well superb fish cheese and butcher's shops. Metro to the centre of Lyon was very easy, and cheap. Lyon itself, needless to say is a wonderful place for a (very) long weekend. We had four full days of sightseeing, and there was still a lot more we could have seen. N and M-L were excellent hosts, explaining everything we needed to know, and answering queries. All just perfect!”
“This is a lovely apartment in a very attractive and interesting part of Lyon. It is close to the city centre, but in a very quiet location with a pretty, secluded garden. Don't miss the nearby street market. Highly recommended.”
“We had a splendid time in Marie and Nick's lovely garden apartment. It was an ideal location which allowed us to explore Lyon on foot. We loved the peaceful garden which is so rare in Lyon. The apartment was very clean and tidy which we valued very much. Marie and Nick were very responsive to questions and kept contact to ensure all was running smoothly during our stay. Thank you very much M & N!”
“What a beautiful oasis in the historic city of Lyon. Nick is a wonderful communicator and the home was left in immaculate condition with everything we could need plus the beautiful garden for evenings at home and charming breakfasts. A wonderful home and perfect for our stay, thanks. Heather & Ian”
“We felt so welcome and comfortable at Nick & Marie's gorgeous garden apartment. It had everything we needed, was in a great location and clear instructions were provided to ensure a good stay. Communication was excellent and everything was sparkly clean. It is far enough from the city to be quiet and restful, and close enough to reach easily by foot, train or bus. The nearby fresh food markets were a highlight and we would definitely recommend staying here to explore the fabulous Lyon. A week was not enough!”
“What a fantastic home in a lovely part of Lyon! Nick and Marie-Noëlle were exceptionally generous hosts and made us feel so welcome, even though we never had the pleasure of meeting them in person. They provided lots of information about interesting places to visit in Lyon and made their extensive home entertainment facilities available, which we really appreciated on quiet nights in. We had an idyllic eleven days in this charming, spacious and comfortable apartment. It is very well-equipped, spotless and comfortable and it’s hard to believe that this quiet haven is but a stone’s throw from the bustling streets and markets of Lyon. I couldn’t recommend this home enough. Communication at all times was excellent and the apartment itself is beautifully kitted out with all the mod cons. Nick and Marie-Noëlle’s apartment ticks all the boxes for a delightful stay in Lyon: wonderful host, fabulous artistic apartment and convenient location. Thank you so much Nick and Marie-Noëlle for all your kindness and generosity.”
“Lovely apartment is a great position. Nick and Marie were a pleasure to deal with, providing loads of useful information too. Would love to stay again!! Thanks so much both of you!”
“The apartment of Nick and Marie is smashing. Very spacious and comfortable. The garden is beautiful and everything is very clean and well organized. It is a hidden gem. The location is very good. The superb market is only steps away. All the best is brought to your doorstep, cheese, meat, fruits and herbs, even furniture and carpets. Also bikes are available, the Velo V station is around the corner. So easy to pick a bike and let yourself roll down the hill to the main city, leave your bike and return by underground. Furthermore there are good restaurants and bakeries in the vicinity of the apartment which are very good. I can highly recommend the apartment. Lyon is a fantastic city and the food is great. Don't forget to visit the zoo and botanical gardens. Beautiful and... free, amazing.”
“Séjourner chez Nick et Marie-Noël, c'est vivre à la lyonnaise dans un site historique et culturel unique qui permet de couvrir cette grande ville sans en avoir les inconvénients. Les hôtes sont particulièrement sympathiques et arrangeant. La demeure est très accueillante et révèle la chaleur de ses hôtes. Pierre”
“Great swap and very nice people. The place was immaculate after so thanks.”
Where is it?
Croix-Rousse is a lively and trendy area of Lyon. It's like a village within the city, with its own market and plenty of bars, restaurants and its own unique atmosphere, while being a 15-minute walk from the centre of Lyon. Buses and tube nearby also take you to anywhere in the city.
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