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Four Star Lyon hotels

If you're looking for fantastic French cuisine, shopping galore, and a charming, historic setting, Lyon is an ideal spot for a leisurely vacation. Lyon is renowned throughout France and beyond as a center of excellent food and wine from the surrounding Rhône-Alpes region, and visitors flock to its French and international designer boutiques. Lyon's UNESCO World Heritage status is well deserved—a stroll along its winding streets and rivers will immerse you in 2,000 years of history, from Roman ruins to 19th-century covered passageways.

Things to see in Lyon

Lyon's heart is the Presqu'île district, a peninsula of land jutting between the city's two rivers. Spend a day wandering the Presqu'île and browse designer outlets or unique, local specialty boutiques. For a delicious treat, book into one of the numerous Michelin-starred restaurants in Lyon for a gourmet meal, or alternatively, sample regional delicacies in one of the city’s many bouchons (local eateries). Lyon's fascinating history richly rewards curious travelers. Take a trip to the Théâtres Romains de Fourvière, Roman amphitheaters still in use today for live concerts, and discover more of Lyon's Roman heritage at the nearby Musée Gallo-Romain. If you're interested in French art and culture, feast your eyes on beautiful artwork at the impressive Musée des Beaux-Arts. Travelers in search of relaxation will enjoy a stroll in the gardens or a boat ride on the lake of the expansive and tranquil Parc de la Tête d'Or, France's largest park.

4-star hotels in Lyon

The city is well suited to travelers in search of a comfortable and restful vacation, with a great selection of 4-star accommodation in Lyon. When you're looking for a 4-star hotel in Lyon, you'll find rooms in establishments ranging from unique, historic buildings to modern, international chain hotels. Four star hotels in Lyon are equipped to give travelers a relaxing experience, with facilities usually including on-site restaurants and bars, a fitness center or gym, free WiFi, a pool, and often a spa. If you're traveling with furry friends, it's notable that the majority of 4 star Lyon hotels are pet-friendly.

Where to stay in Lyon

Absorb Lyon's heritage with a stay in peaceful Vieux Lyon, the old town, on the banks of the river Saône—the picturesque setting for some of Lyon’s best 4-star hotels and an ideal place to discover layers of history, from medieval churches to grand Renaissance mansions. If you prefer to be in the center of city life, a hotel in Presqu'île brings you close to Lyon's finest stores, restaurants, bars, cafés, and entertainment. For a more relaxed ambiance, choose a 4-star hotel near the green space of the Parc de la Tête d'Or, or head to the hillside of Croix Rousse, with its unique covered streets and alleys.

How to get to Lyon

Lyon is easily accessible via Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, serving both international and domestic locations, which is located 15 miles east of the city. From the airport, rent a car and begin your vacation on your own schedule. If you prefer to take the hassle out of navigating, jump in a taxi or book a chauffeured VIP car to enjoy a quick ride to your 4-star Lyon accommodation. Lyon can also be reached by train from other French cities, and taxis are readily available in the city to whisk you around the sights.

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