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Where are located les Monts d’Or next to Lyon ?The Monts d'Or are located 15 kilometres away from Lyon in a northwest direction. Known as "the balcony of Lyon", les Monts d'Or include 12 villages, most of which have a breathtaking view over Lyon.From les Monts d'Or, you can reach the city centre of Lyon in 20 minutes by car. Bus lines also make the trip in 40 minutes. But you won't want to leav...
Where are located les Monts d’Or next to Lyon ?
The Monts d'Or are located 15 kilometres away from Lyon in a northwest direction. Known as "the balcony of Lyon", les Monts d'Or include 12 villages, most of which have a breathtaking view over Lyon.
From les Monts d'Or, you can reach the city centre of Lyon in 20 minutes by car. Bus lines also make the trip in 40 minutes. But you won't want to leave your holiday rental in this beautiful area !
The villages of les Monts d'Or
The Monts d'Or are made up of 12 villages belonging to the urban area of Lyon. Thus, you benefit from a proximity to the city of Lyon while enjoying the advantages of the countryside. We have listed 4 villages in les Monts d'Or where we recommend you to stay.
In the north-west of Lyon is located the village of Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or. In this welcoming village, you can feel conviviality. It is from Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or that the Rochecardon valley begins. A path runs along the river and allows you to immerse yourself in the luxurious nature. You will see vestiges that remind you of another time ; mills, wash houses, abandoned castle plots... This walk is an excellent way to enjoy a family stay in the Monts d'Or in Lyon. The commune of Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or is only 8 kilometres from the city centre of Lyon. What a great opportunity to visit the museums of Lyon or stroll through the streets of Lyon !
Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or is a village in the Monts d'Or that belongs to the city of Lyon. Its geographical proximity to the villages of les Pierres Dorées has an influence on its architecture. The walls of the houses or the church are built with golden stones. During your stay in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, you will be able to admire the size of the fresco on Saint Martin Street.
As the native village of the famous Paul Bocuse chef, we recommed that you have dinner in his restaurant. Indeed, L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges is not only a restaurant but the genesis of Bocuse gastronomy. The restaurant is located at 40 rue de la plage in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. The town is equipped with the Collonges-Fontaines station, which allows you to reach downtown Lyon via the Perrache station.
The village of Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or is located 9 kilometres away from Lyon's city centre. This village is a haven of peace. It has preserved a rural and picturesque atmosphere. The church of Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or is part of the charm of this small village. From Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or station, you can reach Vienna, Lyon Perrache and Villefranche-sur-Saône by train or bus. Thus, you are close to the many points of interest in Lyon while enjoying a certain serenity in the countryside. The contemporary art museum "La Demeure du Chaos Alchimique" is located in the town of Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or that you can reach in 3 minutes by car. This museum, as original as it is surprising, covers an area of 9000m².
The village of Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or is located in the heart of the Monts d'Or. Its position is an ideal place for nature lovers. Indeed, many walks, bike rides or horseback rides are available in this commune of the Monts d'Or. You are in the middle of Lyon's city centre and the Beaujolais hills. This allows you to easily explore the different treasures of the region during your stay in Lyon. In addition, the Ampère and Malarte museums are a must-see during your stay in Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or. These museums about electricity and cars will captivate you. The mini-golf of Mionnay is located about fifteen kilo-meters from Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or and will allow you to have a great time with your friends or family.
The must-do activities in les Monts d'Or
Escape for a weekend on the Monts d'Or and its many walks through plains and forests.
The trail of Mont Thou from Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or will allow you to discover the historic stone huts called "cabornes". You will enjoy a spectacular view of Lyon throughout this hike.
Further north of Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or is the town of Neuville-sur-Saône. From this village, you start a hike of about 2h30 partially on the banks of the Saône. You will cross fields, streams but also the marina of Genay. This trail is ideal for a family weekend in les Monts d'Or in Lyon.
A hike towards Mont Verdun begins from the town of Limonest. During this walk, you will enjoy viewpoints on the Fourvière hill. In addition, you will see the famous "cabornes" on the way as well as the Barollière castle.
The Monts d'Or are located between the Rhône and Beaujolais rivers. Thus, this region benefits from an important oenological culture. To the delight of lovers of good wine! Many wine cellars offer wine tastings to transform you into an oenologist for a day.
For example, the Cave d'Or located in the town of Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or is the ideal place to try a tasting. The cellar organizes tasting evenings as well as evenings to discover new wines. Don't forget to book tickets on their website!
You can taste quality wines at le Petit Fromentin domain. The vines mainly spread over the slopes of the Mont d'Or. You are therefore guaranteed to drink local wine produced with great care. The domain is located at 911 chemin du Petit Fromentin in Chasselay.
Guyot wines are also a safe bet during a wine tasting at the Monts d'Or. This cellar offers tastings of red and white wines. It is situated at 23 Avenue Général de Gaulle in Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or.
Further northwest of the Monts d'Or is the cellar of les Coteaux du Lyonnais, in Saint-Bel. It is necessary to take the car to get there but believe us, it is worth it. The winegrowers of les Coteaux du Lyonnais will make you taste their wines with enthusiasm.
There are many mountain bike trails in the Monts d'Or. Different trails have been created to ensure that you do not miss any points of interest.
The Monts d'Or trail, about 30 kilometres long, is ideal for discovering the region. The departure is from the school's car park in Saint-Fortunat, in the village of Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or. The departure is from the school's car park in Saint-Fortunat, in the municipality of Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or. This tour takes you through many villages between undergrowth paths and stony paths. Remember to bring water bottles, you may need them during this long tour.
The trail from Curis to the Monts d'Or is also a mountain bike tour to plan during your stay in the Monts d'Or. Approximately 25 km long, you will visit the villages of the Monts d'Or by alternating between ascents and stony descents. The landscapes are both beautiful and peaceful.
For a stay with children in the Monts d'Or, we recommend the Gônes tour. It starts at the Brindas festival hall and does not exceed 10km. This is an ideal opportunity to discover the wonders of the region. You will follow the Yzeron river, then pass very close to the Théâtre Guignol museum and its many puppets.
How to move around from les Monts d'Or ?
You will appreciate the proximity to the city centre of Lyon during your stay in the Monts d'Or.
Many buses connect the villages of the Monts d'Or and take you to downtown Lyon. Each village is served by a specific bus. We recommend that you download the Moovit application to find the bus that will take you as close as possible to the city center of Lyon.
The villages of Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or and Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or have a train station that will facilitate your journeys to Lyon Perrache station.
You can also choose to rent a car to get to Lyon. Two car rental agencies are located in Champagne-au-Mont-d’Or ; Rentiz and Ada. Remember to book in advance! The private car rental platform called "Drivee" can also be very useful if you do not find a car close to your holiday rental in Lyon.
If you arrive by train from Part-Dieu Station, take the C6 bus towards Ecully Perollier. Then, once you arrive in Ecully, take a bus that will differ depending on the town you are travelling to. The Moovit application will be useful to know the schedules and buses from Ecully.
If you arrive from Perrache station, you can go directly to Vaise station by train. You will then find buses to your village in the Monts d'Or.
Finally, you can also rent a car in the agencies near Part-Dieu and Perrache train stations. In Part-Dieu station, you will find the AVIS car rental agency in the rue de la Villette. The nearest agency to Perrache station is AVIS at 14 Quai Perrache. The Drivee site also allows you to rent a car from a private person for the duration of your stay in les Monts d'Or.
In summary, renting a villa on les Monts d'Or is the promise of a relaxing escapade at the gates of Lyon. For a weekend with family or a stay with friends, there are many good reasons to stay in the Monts d'Or in Lyon.