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Amazing property in a gorgeous location – Lyon

This amazing property in a gorgeous location is conveniently east of the River Soane in the heart of the unique Renaissance city of Lyon. This regal 5* Top Secret Hotel guarantees its guests an unforgettable stay in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. Experience a traditional and elegant hotel featuring finely furnished en-suite guestrooms which boast high speed Wi-Fi internet connectivity, complimentary toiletries, climate control, flat screen LCD TV and mini bar amongst other facilities. The 24 hour concierge endeavours to ensure its guests have a comfortable stay and the hotel complex also offers a currency exchange, valet parking and al fresco terrace overlooking pretty decorative gardens. Those in Lyon on business will appreciate the hotel’s extensive business centre with numerous conferencing rooms whilst those after a relaxing city break can unwind in the Turkish baths, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Part of this luxurious hotel’s appeal is in its highly desirable central location within Lyon’s historic city centre. This means that most of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and historic landmarks are within short walking distance from the hotel. Arguably Lyon’s most iconic architectural landmark is the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a Romaneque and Byzantine inspired cathedral that dominates the city skyline. Dating back to 1872, the cathedral boasts recognisable white ornate facades and turrets with detailed mosaic artwork covering the interior and is just a stone’s throw away.

Another major tourist attraction nearby is the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, the city’s main Christian institution. The church is set in a typical French plaza populated with cafes and al fresco bistros and is a popular vocal point for the city. The site is also significant for its role in Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights with takes place in December and serves to express gratitude towards Mother Mary. During these 4 days each year the entire city is lit with multi-coloured lights to dazzling effect and it is advisable for tourists to visit during this time.

The hotel itself is located in the famed Vieux Lyon region of the city which largely consists of renaissance period architecture and quaint cobbled streets. Populated with highly regarded museums, galleries and historic churches the neighbourhood is extremely culturally significant and very popular with tourists. Hotel guests can wander down to the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon, a fine arts museum which is home to some iconic artistic masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Rembrandt and Picasso.

Those seeking the occasional moment of peace and quiet in Lyon can pay a visit to one of the city’s many public parks and gardens, a number of which are located within close proximity to the hotel. Lyon’s most famous park is arguably the Parc de la Tête d’Or situated in the 6th arrondissement nearby. The park is the largest urban park in France and features a vast boating lake set in 117 hectares of green space, perfect for those after quiet solitude or young families wanting to play.

Lastly, hotel guests will undoubtedly appreciate the hotel’s proximity to some of the best restaurants in all of Lyon, regarded for boasting the finest French cuisine in all of France. The city is close to two of France’s most significant winemaking regions, the Beaujolais and the Cotes de Rhone, which can be sampled at bars and eateries throughout Lyon. The Vieux Lyon district is home to an abundance of upmarket French eateries and traditional cafes serving simple and authentic French food, including a 3 Michelin starred restaurant on the river owned by Paul Bocuse.