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Enjoy Lyon on a Budget

From history to gastronomy, Lyon is a city brimming with tradition and local flavor. Explore ancient Roman theaters and temples, be amazed by breathtaking basilicas and cathedrals, and spend lazy days enjoying the verdant green spaces scattered throughout the city. History meets modernity in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where age-old traditions fuse with 21st-century expression to create a unique location filled with hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered. Say bonjour to your budget Lyon vacation!

Things to see in Lyon

Pack a picnic and make your way to the Parc de la Tête d’Or, with a lake for boating, a zoo with free admission, and beautiful blooms in the botanical gardens. Step back into the past at the Roman ruins of the ancient theater on Fourvière Hill, and don’t miss the gilded vestibules and ornate statues at the Basilica here. Back at ground level, visit one of Lyon’s famous murals, such as Le Mur des Canuts or Fresque des Lyonnaise, so enormous and detailed that they belie the senses! Dive into the heart of the city with a tour around the Traboules du Vieux Lyon—originally built to facilitate ease of movement through the city, an intricate labyrinth of passageways remains, tunneling from one street to the next, through hidden doorways and windows. Then toast salut to your budget vacation in Lyon on the rue Merciere, where the bars and restaurants light up the night, with discount offers to suit your pocket!

Economy hotels in Lyon

From discount hotels on bustling plazas, to cozy budget hideaways down charming cobblestone alleyways, affordable accommodation in Lyon offers a comfortable place to hang your hat without breaking the bank. Choose a bespoke family-run hotel for an idyllic retreat at budget prices, while conveniently situated discount hotel chains offer a range of facilities that make them the perfect base for exploring Lyon with friends. With extras like plentiful breakfast buffets to set you up for a day of sightseeing, budget hotels in Lyon offer quintessential French flair, without a hefty price tag!

Where to stay in Lyon

Experience traditional France in the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) district. With discount hotels tucked away down cobblestone streets dating back to medieval times, this charming area is perfect for soaking up the true spirit of the city. Night owls will gravitate towards the Presqu’ile area, where a great selection of budget accommodation sits alongside funky bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, as well as street performers making merry in the heart of the city. Look down on the city from the Croix-Rousse district, a hilltop area with panoramic views, where inexpensive bars and cafés promise a laid-back atmosphere on your French retreat.

How to get to Lyon

Hop on a budget flight to Lyon and land in Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport—then begin your French adventure without delay! High-speed trains at the on-site station, Gare de Lyon Saint Exupéry, will whisk you into the city within 30 minutes. The public transportation system makes getting around Lyon quick, efficient, and inexpensive, with a network of metro trains, trams, and buses across the city. A bicycle hire scheme is also in place, offering free rental for certain periods—hop on a bike and see Lyon’s most popular sights from a different perspective, on two wheels!

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