La Tour-Lyon

Rhône
Self-catering


Perched atop Vieux Lyon, the city's most romantic view-filled bolthole. Climb your turret, spot Mont Blanc, pedal to bistros on free bikes!

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

A top-floor eyrie, an amazing bolthole in Vieux Lyon. A lift ferries you to the fourth floor of a Renaissance tower… then it’s up a sweeping stone, window-lit stair and into a bedroom with yellow-wash walls, terracotta floors and a view of the Basilica from the bed. There are 17 windows on your two floors, each with a view of the rooftops of Lyon; on a clear day you can see to Mont Blanc. Find smart fluffy towels, basics in the fridge, a Nespresso machine for classy breakfast coffee and, if you order in advance, dinner for late arrivals. It’s a big turret climb (not for the faint-hearted) up to the living area: a stylish orange sofa that converts to a bed, a breakfast bar with stools, a modern desk, a brilliant oven-dishwasher. The owners live close by and Patrick is a great chef; hence the corner kitchen fabulously equipped. The shower room is on the mezzanine, reached by an open-tread stair – smart, white, compact and best avoided after too much beaujolais! A daily market lines the riverbank (vintage books on Saturdays) and the city is a buzz with great bistros and ‘bouchons’, hidden nooks and corners and – free bikes!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
7pm-11pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
By 12pm, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Children over 7 welcome. Short breaks available. Luggage can be stored on request
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €65
Weekly price
from €455
Damage deposit
€300
Surcharges
Special rate for 2 nights €255 (minimum stay).
1 Apartment for 2
From €652 beds1 bedroom

Reviews

This is a unique experience. The tower is on two floors linked by a fascinating spiral staircase. The 17 windows provide for fantastic views of old Lyon, and the light is tremendous in the 360° tower. The accommodation has been equipped with a great eye for detail and features high-quality furnishing. Unlike some self-catering places, you don´t need to bring your coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamico vinegar as these are provided. A nice detail. You are situated in a pedestrian zone, so it is very quiet, yet within a couple of minutes you are among lively restaurants and wonderful artisan shops.

Joanne, Frankfurt

We felt like we had discovered an extraordinary hidden gem. La Tour is an amazingly comfortable, historically rich tower, with outstanding views in all directions that never ceased to amaze us. The owners, Stephane and Patrick, who live in this historic district themselves, had taken great care to make us feel welcome and their preservation of this rich architectural history is truly admirable. The location is exceptional, within walking distance of great restaurants, local markets and exceptional cultural sites. It was our first time in Lyon and we loved it. Alison & Gerry

Gerry, London

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! We love Lyon and now that we've discovered the gem that is LaTour we can't wait to visit again!! The apartment is so special, the location just perfect and Stephane is a fabulous host. We highly recommend staying in this well equipped, delightful, historic and cosy nest high above the rooftops, with views that are out of this world, for the greatest way to experience this fabulous city!

Jo, Cheltenham

This place is as amazing as it sounds. The location is perfect, and the views are truly spectacular. You really are near to all the delights of Vieux-Lyon, but with peace and quiet up in your lofty mediaeval tower, and its stone spiral staircase. We find it hard to believe anyone would want to stay somewhere else if visiting this charming city. Stephane made everything easy for checking in and out. This was the base for one of our best ever holidays.

Graham, London

La Tour is situated on a very quiet street in Vieux Lyon. A perfect location for a visit to Lyon. It is within easy walking distance of most attractions in Lyon. The bus is very close and runs directly to the TGV station and also Les Halles where a visit is a must.   Lyon is a wonderful city to visit and the panoramic views from the top floor of la Tour are spectacular. The apartment is very compact and the owners have put a lot of thought into equipping it with everything that a visitor needs. Stephane was very obliging and made an immediate response to our requests.

Brenda, Sydney

La Tour is the perfect place to stay for a city Break in Lyon. Arranged on the upper two floors of a 14th century tower, the living room is connected to the bedroom by a stone spiral stairway. It should be noted that the property is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility. La Tour is located in a quiet street in the heart of the old town and only minutes from a wide range of restaurants and various retail outlets. La Tour has a fully equipped kitchenette and a wide range of foods can be found close by, including the most fantastic produce market on the banks of the Saone.

Stuart, York

A truly unique property, no matter how seasoned a traveler you are! The panoramic views over the colourful rooftops to the distant Alps are astounding. The location is perfect being close to the delights of the old town as well as the bus from the main station. As many others have commented, Stephane and Patrick have thought of everything you might need and provided it! And it all fits so neatly into the limited space of a Renaissance tower house. They are very helpful and attentive landlords. Everything is charming. Three days was not enough to make the most of the accommodation or the city!

Helen, Derby

Excellent place to stay for two people, particularly arriving via public transport. Superb locality for restaurants, cafés, sites and atmosphere. The owners are extremely helpful and have an eye for quality, which is reflected in the equipment of the tower. A very confortable bed, lovely shower and relaxing living room with fascinating views.

Joanne, Frankfurt

Sub-zero temperatures outside, but we were warm, cosy and very comfortable in La Tour. A genuine welcome by owners who will do all they can to make your stay comfortable. Plenty to see and do in Lyon, all within easy reach. Perfect - definitely hope to visit again.

Erica, Newport

Really cosy. Idealy situated we did everything walking. The flat is very quiet and the view is amazing. We were three friends in the 40's, together for a WE and it was exactly what we needed.

Alix, Lausanne

Amazing location and charming apartment in the old town. Loved the character of the apartment. Really felt like we were living in the city while we sat there looking out over the old town with Mont Blanc in the distance enjoying our pastries for breakfast from the local shops. Small bedroom and bathroom but that didn't matter because the living room with all the windows was amazing. Perfect hosts with warm welcome. Helped us with restaurant bookings, early check in and taxi to the airport. I am not a fan of spiral staircases but this one was fine. Perfect stay in a fantastic city.

Julie, Blackpool

The tower of La Tour is conveniently located off a quiet lane in the heart of Lyon's old quarter. The bedroom is bright and comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. The views from the tower are breathtaking and we could even see Mont Blanc 158 kms to the east on sunny afternoons. We are in our sixties and had no difficulty with the tower stairs. Indeed the time worn, medieval steps added a touch of romance to what is a very romantic apartment. The co owner Stephane could not have been more helpful to us. We will be back.

Jean, Melbourne

Very well equipped studio appartment. Perfectly situated in the hart of teh historic Lyon. Superb view.

M, Gent

We spent 5 nights in this exceptional apartment. It is generously and efficiently equipped with everything one could possibly need. Our hosts were most helpful and charming. Being right in the heart of the old town with all its buzz and then going home to blissful quiet was perfect. We shall definitely go again.

Alan, Harrogate

We spent 4 days in this excellent little apartment perfectly situated in the old town. It is warm, comfortable and historic., and also very very well designed and equipped. The spiral stone stairs between bedroom and living room/kitchen could be a challenge for some but add to its charm. Both Stephane and Patrick were very helpful.

Val, Guildford

My wife and I stayed at La Tour in Lyon for two nights just prior to Christmas (21st and 22nd December), such a wonderful place ! Nothing was too much trouble for them and we felt truly both spoilt and supported. Warm regards

Douglas

Stayed two nights in the distinctive turret apt during the Fete des Lumieres (5-8 Dec, 2015), which was canceled after the Paris tragedy. However, thoughtful Patrick and Stephane got us a bag of tea lights/dozen holders so we could participate, along with the city residents, in celebrating the historic 8 Dec tradition of placing candles in the windows. The location and views are fab! Walking distance to many sights. Apt was pristine. Stephane and Patrick couldn't have been more accommodating. They have prepared detailed guides on vital info plus local restos --enjoyed lunch at Les Adrets.

Gayle, St remy de provence

Windows with a 360 view of the neighborhood and distant views of Lyon, and on a good day, the Alps. We spent many hours mesmerized by what the windows brought including a visiting cat and the birds. We stayed a week and every minute was memorable. I suggest staying for four plus days. Glenn & Kathleen Oshiro, Ahualoa, Honokaa, HI, USA

Glenn, Honokaa, ahualoa, hi

We have just enjoyed a wonderful stay in La Tour. First of all Stephane and Patrick are really nice people, who obviously love Lyon. Would thoroughly recommend booking the tour of Old Lyon with Stephane - he is both charming and knowledgeable. The views over the rooftops of Old Lyon are amazing and we sometimes couldn't believe that we were staying in such a special place. Popping down to the local boulangerie near Gare St Paul for a morning croissant was a nice way to start each day. There are many great museums in Lyon - fine arts, Cadagne and Roman museum were highlights. Just go!

Rod

Perhaps the most amazing place i have stayed. It is a very old turret with amazing views over the rooftops of Lyon. There are all the comforts you need including coffeemaker, robes etc. i walked everywhere in Lyon from LaTour. The host Stephane is a beautiful person.

Diane

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Stéphane Lucet & Patrick Frachon

  • On demand : Visit the old city and discovert it's traboules (passway through the Renaissance Building) with Stephane. A two hour tour, through 2000 years history. Discover where The king Henry IV lived for his weding in Lyon, the mystery of Nostradamus...
  • Cathedral of Saint Jean - Constructed between the 12th and 15th Century. It is a “primatiale” cathedral. The cathedral is a mixture of the Roman and Gothic styles. Of particular note is the beautiful old astronomical clock.
  • Les Adrets - A French restaurant with a great reputation for excellent quality family cooking and value for money. You will find ‘Old Lyon’ here and tourists who have been wise enough to book a table!
  • “Guillaume D'Aix Chocolatier” - An old ‘pâtissier’ of the ‘Parlement de Québec’.In the old customs building of Old Lyon he sells organic chocolate that is made in front of you.
  • L'horloger de Saint Paul - Situated on Rue Juiverie opposite our apartment, this is one of the only 4 remaining artisans who can mend a pocket watch and all old clocks. The meticulous and loving way in which he works is wonderful.
  • “Art Peaux” - An artisan who makes shoes with 100% natural materials in real leather and moulded to your feet. The leather in this studio smells amazing and the dazzling colours of these shoes are definitely worth the detour!