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Which communes are included in the Greater Lyon? Greater Lyon is the common name given to the metropolis of Lyon. Greater Lyon is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It includes 59 municipalities. Indeed, the Urban Community of Lyon had a population of 1.3 million in 2018.  Not surprisingly, when you consider that it extends over 538 km². Greater Lyon is an ideal place to r...

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Which communes are included in the Greater Lyon?

Greater Lyon is the common name given to the metropolis of Lyon. Greater Lyon is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It includes 59 municipalities. Indeed, the Urban Community of Lyon had a population of 1.3 million in 2018.  Not surprisingly, when you consider that it extends over 538 km².

Greater Lyon is an ideal place to rent an apartment for a leisure or a business stay in Lyon. Indeed, there is a good quality of life there. The area is animated by many cultural, entertaining and sporting events. Moreover, travellers who come for a business stay in Lyon will necessarily find an apartment that meets their expectations, whether for a short stay or a long-term rental.

From a business tourism point of view, Greater Lyon's dynamism is significant. Seminar facilities, congress venues, meeting spaces... nothing is missing during your business stay in Lyon.

The four main areas of Greater Lyon

Greater Lyon is made up of about sixty cities, each more attractive than the other. These villages are charming but also very different. Here are our recommendations to choose your place of residence according to the type of stay you come to spend; either a stay with friends or with your family in Lyon.

The north of Greater Lyon: between nature and historical heritage

To the north of Greater Lyon are located small and very atypical villages. They are commonly called the Monts d'Or. Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or, Limonest or Lissieu are examples of towns belonging to the Monts d'Or region. These 24 villages offer a relaxing living environment and the promise of a stay in a natural and cultural environment. You will appreciate the historical heritage of the Monts d'Or villages. In addition, many hikes start from these picturesque places. You can easily reach Lyon's city centre thanks to the city's transport network.

The east of Gretaer Lyon : business, residential and modern area

To the east of the metropolis of Lyon are situated a dozen districts such as Villeurbanne, Vaulx-en-Velin and Meyzieu. You may hear about Eastern Lyon as the "10th arrondissement of Lyon". Indeed, this area of Greater Lyon is very well served and very close to downtown Lyon. The East of Greater Lyon perfectly combines calm and business tourism. You will enjoy renting a short-term rental apartment in this region of the Urban Community of Lyon.

Western Lyon: a natural and relaxing environment

The west of Lyon is an area of Greater Lyon that offers a great quality of life. From Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune or Ecully, you can quickly reach the unspoilt landscapes of the Lyon countryside. This area includes "les Coteaux du Lyonnais" but also the famous villages of "the Pierres Dorées du Beaujolais". Renting a short-term apartment in Western Lyon is the promise of a relaxing stay. However, you can easily reach downtown Lyon thanks to the roads, such as the A89, A47 or A450.

Southern Lyon: the industrial zone of the Urban Community of Lyon

To the south of Greater Lyon are located districts such as Saint-Fons, Oullins or Vénissieux. This part of the metropolis of Lyon has remained very industrial. For example, two innovative and logistical zones, the Chemical Valley and the South-East area, are located in Greater Lyon. Many companies based in this district of Lyon are part of the chemical and environmental competitiveness cluster.

Why should you stay in the Urban Community of Lyon ?

We could find a lot of reasons to rent a short term apartment in the Greater Lyon. Business trips, romantic weekends, holidays with friends... so many reasons to come and spend time in Lyon. But if we had to give you 3 reasons to choose a holiday rental in Greater Lyon, we would choose the following ones.

The parks of Greater Lyon

There are about 200 parks and public gardens in Greater Lyon. Among them are the Domaine de Lacroix-Laval. Large expanses of grass, ponds, undergrowth and rivers make this park a beautiful place.  Lacroix-Laval Park is the ideal place to stroll and relax near Lyon. It is located in the west of Lyon, in the town of Marcy-L'étoile.

Gerland Park in the south of Lyon is also the favourite place for sporty people and strollers. The park covers 170,000m² and includes children's games, flower gardens and a skate park. What could be better than to visit Gerland Park for a stay with family or friends in Lyon.

Finally, the Miribel Jonage park located in the north-east of Lyon, near Vaulx-en-Velin, is the ideal place for a family day. The 350 hectare lake allows you to cool off in summer. In addition, a wide choice of activities is available to you; mountain biking, zip line, windsurfing, golf... etc. In short, renting an apartment in the north-east of Lyon is the promise of a great stay.

The gastronomy of Greater Lyon

Gastronomy in Lyon is one of the most obvious reasons to spend a stay in Lyon. A multitude of Lyon's breweries as well as great restaurants are the pride of Greater Lyon. The three-starred chef Paul Bocuse opened the restaurant "l'Auberge" and "l'Abbaye du Pont de Collonges" in the village of Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. Black truffle soup, Bresse poultry, wolf fish in sauce... your taste buds will remember your stay in Lyon!

Guy Lassausaie's restaurant is located in the commune of Chasselay in the Monts d'Or. This "best craftsman of France" has seduced the most refined gourmets. He was awarded a Michelin star, which attests to the quality of his cuisine. At Guy Lassausaie's restaurant, you can taste traditional Lyon dishes of unequalled finesse.

La Rotonde is a gourmet restaurant that is also starred in the Michelin Guide. This restaurant is situated above the Casino du Lyon Vert in the town of La Tour-de-Salvagny. It offers a green setting. Indeed, this commune in western Lyon is known for its relaxing atmosphere in the heart of nature. Add to that an exceptional cuisine by Jean-François Malle, starred chef and World Champion of Pâté Croûte in 2013.


Greater Lyon: the hub of multimodal tourism

Greater Lyon has an ideal location for renting an apartment with family or friends on the periphery of the city centre. In addition, you are close to the most beautiful destinations in France. Thus, the Urban Community of Lyon is a pleasant and strategic stopover because you can easily reach different regions of France.

You reach the most beautiful ski resorts in just two hours. The nearest ski resorts are located near the city of Grenoble (Alpes d'Huez, 7 Laux, Chamrousse...). We also recommend that you opt for a short term rental in eastern Lyon to easily reach the A43 then the A48 motorway. For example, the municipalities of Bron or Chassieu are ideal for a stay in Lyon.

By choosing a short term rental apartment in Greater Lyon, you can reach the South of France by high-speed train. From the station of Lyon Part-Dieu, it will take you 1h40 to sip a cocktail on the Old Port of Marseille. The ideal place for a stay with family or friends by the sea. By car, you will have to drive 3 hours to reach Marseille. In this case, rent a short term apartment in southern Lyon in order to quickly reach the A7 motorway.

Finally, how can we talk about the Lyon hub without talking about its connection to Paris? During your stay in Greater Lyon, enjoy a weekend trip to Paris. By high-speed train, you will reach the capital in 2 hours. If your short-term rental apartment is located in eastern Lyon, you can opt for a flight from St Exupéry airport. 


Organizing a business trip in Greater Lyon

Greater Lyon offers a wide range of facilities for business stays. There are numerous seminar, meeting and congress spaces in the metropolis of Lyon. This explains why Lyon was elected second city in France for hosting international associative congresses. In addition, getting to the Urban Community of Lyon for work is fast thanks to Saint-Exupéry Airport and the stations of Perrache and Part-Dieu.  Discover the most suitable places to rent an apartment during your business stay in Greater Lyon.


Planning a congress or a seminar in Greater Lyon

How can we talk about the business attractiveness of Greater Lyon without mentioning the Congress Centre? Indeed, the Lyon Congress Centre has an exhibition area of 8,400m², 3 amphitheatres and 26 meeting rooms. Therefore, choose a short term rental in the north of Lyon during your business stay in Lyon.

Eurexpo Lyon is also a significant economic attraction. Located near Lyon airport and a few kilometres from Bron, Eurexpo is the 2nd largest exhibition centre after Paris. You reach downtown Lyon by taking the bus 100 to the Vaulx-en-Velin stop and then by taking the T3 tramway to Lyon Part-Dieu. In addition, by renting a short-term rental apartment in Bron, you benefit from quick access to Eurexpo. And believe us, this exhibition centre is a must in Lyon's professional world. It is here that the biggest fairs are held, such as the one for weddings, cars and Equita Lyon.


In addition, the Domaine de la Ruisselière in the village of Lacenas in the Monts d'Or is an exceptional place for your congresses or seminars. This 17th century building offers a calm and relaxing setting in the heart of the Beaujolais vineyards. Various rooms are available as well as an outdoor terrace to enjoy the landscape during your congress.


Inaugurated in 2016, Groupama Stadium is a football stadium that is well known to enthusiastic supporters of Olympique Lyonnais football team. However, Groupama Stadium is not only dedicated to welcoming football players. Indeed, the stadium offers 8000m² of space to host trade fairs, congresses or seminars. The stadium is situated in the town of Décines-Charpieu. This area also provides many opportunities to rent apartments for a short stay in Lyon.


Holding a reception in Greater Lyon

There are many reception facilities in Greater Lyon. Indeed, you can surprise your employees by organizing a cocktail or a dinner at the end of the seminar. Many establishments in the metropolis of Lyon offer this kind of service.

For example, Château de Montchat is ideal for organizing a cocktail reception or a corporate banquet. This castle is located 20 minutes by car from Eurexpo. Indeed, gorgeous lounges are available to accommodate up to 150 people seated and 270 standing. A ground floor room completes the high-end offer of this 16th century castle.

Near the Congress Centre is located the Espace Tête d'Or. This well-designed space hosts congresses, conventions, meetings and seminars. However, we also recommend it as a festive reception venue. The rooms provided for the organisation of cocktails can accommodate from 200 to 1,100 people. Banqueting is also possible at the Espace Tête d'Or, located north of Greater Lyon.

To the northwest of Greater Lyon is another place of character; the Casino le Lyon Vert. This place is perfect for banquets or cocktails at the end of the seminar. Moreover, the casino can provide spaces for your seminars and meetings, on request. A starred restaurant is located above the Casino, providing a high quality cuisine. And to finish off your business trip in Lyon, why not play poker at the casino?


How to reach Greater Lyon?

How to reach Greater Lyon by plane?

Reach your rental apartment in Greater Lyon directly by landing at Saint-Exupéry airport. The airport is located to the east of Greater Lyon, in the municipality of Colombier-Saugnieu. It is served by many French and international companies. Once you arrive at the airport, it will take you 30 minutes to get to the city centre. The RHONEXPRESS tramway serves Meyzieu, Vaulx-en-Velin and Part-Dieu from 5am to 11pm in the evening.

Bron business airport also provides access to Greater Lyon thanks to the regular lines that connect it. Intended for professional customers, flights to or from Lyon Bron are frequent from 2000 destinations.

How to reach Greater Lyon by train?

Whether you come from Switzerland, Belgium or a big French city, you will have no trouble reaching Lyon by TGV. Indeed, Lyon's 3 stations provide easy access to both the city centre and the metropolis of Lyon. The TCL public transport network connects each district of Greater Lyon and will make you travel easily.


How to reach the metropolis of Lyon by car?

Greater Lyon is accessible by a ring road but also by motorways on either side of the city. From Paris, it will take you 4h30 to reach the Urban Community of Lyon, 1h40 from Geneva and 3 hours from Marseille. This is why carpooling works very well in Lyon. Indeed, its strategic position at the heart of the roads is convenient.

In conclusion, Greater Lyon is an ideal destination for both business and leisure tourism. During a family stay in Lyon, discover the treasures of Lyon while benefiting from the advantages of its surroundings. Direct access to the main roads and proximity to the Lyon countryside are some of the reasons to choose Greater Lyon as your next holiday destination. Business tourists will easily find a short term apartment to rent in Greater Lyon. Close to professional infrastructures, stations and airports, the Lyon metropolis is a strategic hub for business travellers.

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