An exceptional geographical situation

To find the French “art de vivre”, you have to head south, through the rich fields and vineyards of the Rhône and Loire, and finally come to rest in the romantic city of Lyon.

Enjoy a short-stay at Arts Hotels in la Presqu’île, the cultural and commercial heart of town. Ideally located between the river Saône and the river Rhône, where the city hall, the Fine Arts Museum and the Hall of Trade stand side by side with luxury boutiques, authentic restaurants and extraordinary architecture only to evoke Lyon’s rich and enchanting history.

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View from Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Lyon is far enough south to enjoy an almost Mediterranean climate and sits at the confluence of two great rivers, the Rhône and the Saône. The city’s expansion to the west and north has been limited by hilly topography, and to the south by industry, meaning it has spread slowly in one direction over two millennia.

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Open-air swimming pool on the Quai Claude Bernard by the river Rhône river

Whether you travel to the city for business or leisure, with family, friends or in your own company, during your city break discover the beauty of Art Hotel’s exceptional geographical situation and bask in the glory of Lyon’s past and present.

Within walking distance of your luxury city apartment:

  • La Place Bellecour

Located in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, the square forms the focal centre point of the city hosting the Lyon tourist office, and the Lyon central post office. Elegant 19th-century Haussmann buildings line the east and west sides of the square.

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Place Bellecour is the kilometer 0 of Lyon: all distances are counted from this point

From Place Bellecour start three major streets of the Presqu’île: the rue de la République, leading to the Hôtel de Ville and the Opera Nouvel, the Rue Victor Hugo, which leads to Perrache, and the Rue du Président Édouard Herriot, with a concentration of designer shops and leading to the Place des Terreaux. The quarter of Vieux Lyon and the Lyon Cathedral are in front over the Saône.

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The square’s centrepiece is an equestrian statue of Louis XIV created by the Lyons sculptor F. Lemot.

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