Hotel Best Western Charlemagne

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

23 Cours Charlemagne, Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, 69002, France
BEST WESTERN Hotel Charlemagne
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Poor
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 38% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Where to stay in Lyon

by jlg198

I will be spending a week in Lyon next October. When I visit a new city I like to have an apartment in a location that is not too touristy - but it needs to be safe, accessible to train/ bus, with a friendly local cafe and restaurant culture, and within walking distance of a good food market. Which arondissements should I be looking in?

Re: Where to stay in Lyon

by Roadquill

It has been a few years, but we stayed by Part Deau, a block or so from the Tete d'Or Park. It was a little out of the way, but we were able to take the metro to most the places we wanted to go. Next time I would stay by Place Bellcour (sp?) between the Rhone and Soame Rivers. (Sorry I probably butchered the names) Every time I think of Lyon I think of great food.... Karl

Re: Where to stay in Lyon

by jlg198

Thanks for this information. I have spent hours on the apartment sites and have now booked a nice looking studio in Part-Dieu not too far from Les Halles markets. It was very helpful to have your opinions about the areas. Two more questions - it is going to be my birthday while I am in Lyon and I would like to eat somewhere good but not costing an arm and a leg. I like fresh and seasonal food not too heavy with fat. The other question - is it possible to buy a weekly ticket for metro and bus like you can in Paris?

Re: Where to stay in Lyon

by Roadquill

If you don't want to go to Paul Bocuse's *** star, he has several brasseries named after the direction where the style of food is from, e.g. nord, sud. (http://www.nordsudbrasseries.com/) We enjoyed l'Est. We ate several times at Le Splendide which should be very close to your hotel. Very reasonably priced and a seafood quenelle in a lobster sauce to die for. Best, Karl

Re: Where to stay in Lyon

by micolett

If you enjoy a nice "choucroute" for instance, the impressive "Brasserie Georges" next to Perrache railway station is the place to go.

Re: Where to stay in Lyon

by jlg198

Thanks everyone for your advice. I can hardly wait to get to Lyon and start eating choucroute!

Travel Tips for Lyon

Best scenic views

by rui_bijie

Fourviere hill: Basilica Fourviere
(accessible by funicular to Fourviere or by foot from Vieux-Lyon)

Fourviere hill: Rose garden
(accessible by funicular to Fourviere; by foot from the Roman theatre and Vieux-Lyon)

Croix-Rousse:
(accessible by metro ligne C (yellow) to Croix Rousse, walk back down to the city and you'll pass some perfect scenic view points)

Le petit musée fantastique de Giugnol

by tweetycaro

Guignol is the main character in a puppet theater created at the turn of the century by Laurent Mourguet, a Canut silk worker turned dentist. Guignol, now the symbol of Lyon humor, is a poor silk worker, often accompanied by his grouchy wife, Madelon, and the neighborhood drunk, Gnafron. They are frequently in trouble with the police. They are working class and irreverent and, like the people of Lyon, modest and hard-working. Guignol enjoyed huge success with the working classes in the 1830's. These days, the Lyon bourgeoisie lays claim to this character and the show is now given mostly for children. In any case, the young and old alike can still enjoy his antics at the theater in rue Louis-Carrand.

Le Comptoir des Caraïbes...

by CoFourcade

Le Comptoir des Caraïbes (French Caribbean food)
There is a very good atmosphere in this restaurant at a very good price. You can eat for about 150-200 French Francs (25-33 $) per person, drinks included. The owner is very friendly and there is a very nice boat decoration. Furthermore, the food is very tasty. The starter called: assortiment de 5 entrées. You have a sample of 5 different starters: marinated salmon, spicy bloodpudding, cod 'accras', féroce d'avocat (a dish that mixes avocado and cod, very tasty and surpising) and a pepper dish.

National Opera House

by Fam_Stoica

This impressive building houses the National Opera; the first five levels are below ground and the six top levels are housed within a vaulted glass superstructure which translates one of the major concepts of the design - transparency.

Lyon has had an Opera House for over three hundred years and, since 1993, the immense new glass structure which crowns the building has become a landmark in the city center, between the Rhône river and City Hall. On the same site as the theaters by Soufflot (1756) and later Chenavard and Pollet (1831), the building now benefits from the very strong architectural signature of Jean Nouvel.

Inside the Musee de la Civilization gallo-romaine

by hquittner

Just to the right of the large Amphitheater is the new museum which was built between 1971-75 by the architect Bernard-Henri Zehrfuss. It is in the form of a descending spiral built into the side allowing for a continuous downward set of viewing areas in the hill of successive periods of time up to about 700 AD. It is not intended that you make pictures for personal memories. Since we shall never have the chance to return, we quickly made a view of the interior and of a few items, but not of the late II or early 3C fine pieces of mosaic floor.

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 Hotel Best Western Charlemagne

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Address: 23 Cours Charlemagne, Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, 69002, France