Loft-style apartment with charming yard in the heart of Lyon

Loft-style apartment with charming yard in the heart of Lyon

Christine & Olivier



Sep 2008

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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About our home

Our apartment is a large loft on two floors plus a basement equipped with a home cinema, ideally located in the « Croix rousse » part of downtown Lyon, in a very quiet street. It is only 2 min walking time to the subway and bus stations. The apartment is from the 19th century, « Canut » style with stone walls and wooden ceilings. It was fully renovated in 2007. With 3 floors and a few half-levels, there are many stairs, some of them narrow or steep therefore not convenient for young children or disabled people. The first level is organized as a very large open room with the kitchen, dining room and family room plus a half bathroom. Mid-level is the TV room with a large screen, DVD player and Playstation. On the first floor you'll find the master bedroom with its full bathroom, two large bedrooms and the kids' bathroom, plus a study room on a mid-level. The basement has direct access from the first floor and hosts the washroom, a large playroom with a table pool, and the wine cellar. Our small private yard is equipped with relax chairs and a dining table. Also available are a computer with wireless Internet access, two city bicycles and a one-car garage (car optional, manual shift !). Perfect for a family or group of friends of 2 to 6 people.


More about us

  1. We are in our forties, with 3 children (Manon-25, Eliot-21, college students in Paris, and Charlie-16). Christine works as an engineer for the vaccine industry, and Olivier is a writer and film director. We also have a female cat at home, very shy and friendly; she is independant and just need to have access to food and water. We lived for over 6 years in the US (central New Jersey) and enjoyed very much our stay there, as well as all the visits we made to many other states. We continue to travel often to North America with a very special interest in New York city, a magic place. We have also visited many european countries, as well as Brazil, the Carribean, Canada, Japan, Morocco, Turkey... we are considering any exchange proposal to discover countries around the world. We travel either with some of our kids or with very old friends. We did one exchange in Barcelona which worked very well. We speak French and English.

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Where is it?


Lyon is the second largest city in France ; it is a very dynamic city, one of the outstanding sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage in recognition for its very rich past and well preserved typical old neighbourhoods. There is a large variety of entertainment venues : a very famous music and theater art festival running from June to July in the old roman theater (you don't want to miss it !), many exhibitions, the bi-annual danse festival taking turn with the contemporary art festival, the Opera, many museums, and much more? not to forget that Lyon is the French capital of gastronomy. Lyon is only 2-hours high-speed train from Paris, and 2 to 4 hours drive from beautiful alps mountains, Provence and French riviera. You will enjoy ?La Croix-Rousse', the silk neighbourghood, one of the UNESCO listed sites. La Croix rousse' has the largest open air farmers' market of the city, held daily, in a typical and friendly atmosphere, unforgettable memories garanteed! Many bars, restaurants, and shops of all kind, for all tastes, but also the convenience of grocery stores nearby. in short, a lively neighboughood with all the authenticity of a village in the heart of Lyon. Lyon website: Croix rousse website : fr/tourisme/fil_quartier/croix_rousse

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