Lyon a la Carte Property Hunting Service

Lyon à la Carte

Lyon has a population of 516,000 residents with an average age of just 37. It is the second university town in France counting 140,000 students learning in 37 different Universities and Campuses including 20,000 from overseas.

A city classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lyon boasts many historical monuments such as Place Bellecour, Place des Terreaux, the Roman amphitheater of the three Gauls and the Basilica of Fourvière.

Lyon offers great quality of life that appeals to both families and professionals. The city has 316 schools and many green spaces such as the Parc de la Tête d'Or. The urban transport network is highly developed with modern tram lines, 4 metro lines and 147 bus lines. Lyon is home to Saint-Exupéry international airport approximately one hours drive from Geneva, and has 2 main train stations with TGV to Paris, Marseille and more.

Why buy Property in Lyon?

The third largest city in France, Lyon is a good compromise between urbanism and nature. Located in the Rhône department this dymamic city is definitely worth a look for its economic, gastronomic and cultural dynamism and the picturesque atmosphere of its narrow streets in Old downtown Lyon. Here's more information and key benefits about why Lyon is such a popular place to live and work.

  •      A privileged location between sea and mountains, 2 hours by TGV from Paris and Geneva
  •      At crossroads between the A6, A7, A42 and A43 motorways
  •      A unique architecture, with the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière and the Cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  •      Great quality of life and a family and trendy atmosphere
  •      Peaceful walks and atmosphere on the banks and bridges of the Rhône
  •      Green places to chill and relax with more than 300 green spaces (including the famous Parc de la Tête d'Or)
  •      An effervescent nightlife and cultural scene
  •      A dynamic industrial sector (Lyon is the leading industrial metropolis in France)
  •      A rich university life thanks to its faculties, universities and schools of higher education
  •      A status of world capital of gastronomy (with its authentic 'bouchons lyonnais', starred tables, gourmet restaurants and renowned chefs)
  •      A great city for lovers of sport and football. Lyon is home of Olympique Lyonnais football club, and all sports can be practiced, rugby, golf, basketball, handball, cycling, swimming, etc ...

Which Area for your Family?

Part Dieu

'La Part-Dieu' is one of the largest shopping areas in Lyon, that is what the French call it. Well served by tram, metro and bus, the area is great for shopping and eating, close to several green spaces (Nelson Mandela Park, Jeanne Jugan Square, etc.), it also has a public swimming pool, a large library and an auditorium.


If you want to invest in an area with a village atmosphere, your property hunter in Lyon should show you Monplaisir, dotted with small shopping streets with a friendly atmosphere and hosts a weekly farmers' market.


A former working-class district, Gerland is experiencing a boom with the construction of luxury residences. A dynamic district of the city of Lyon, the Gerland district has a multitude of shops and infrastructures. Prices are affordable and are increasing offering opportunities for added value.


An historic area, 'place Bellecour' is one of the most popular in the city of Lyon, you may have seen on TV before or sat at a terrace enjoying a salade lyonnaise in one of its shaded terraced cafés. Bellecour hosts events all year round and revolves around a large eponymous square bordered by gourmet restaurants and lively bars. Couples and friends often using this square adorned with Napoleonic architecture as a meeting point, it's a popular choice with wealthy buyers.

Croix Rousse

Croix Rousse is punctuated by slopes and plateaux, and provides memories of times gone by when it was the center the silk business. Discover the life of the canuts by browsing its museums and visit the typical traboules. La Croix-Rousse features many works of street art and is ideal for those looking for a place that has a character and soul.


Located in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon, Valmy is served by metro D. This family area is home to several structures for children, such as multi-reception centers and schools. Valmy has four self-service bicycle stations. Valmy appeals to buyers who want to invest in Lyon and have their search focused in a comfortable and quiet area.

Go for a stroll on the side of the outskirts of Lyon and discover the nearby towns of
  •      Villeurbanne for its many sports facilities (basketball and football) and its renowned schools;
  •      Dardilly and its countryside spirit, its many local shops and its cycle paths;
  •      Bron with its Parc de Parilly, its media library and the richness of its cultural life;
  •      Saint Priest 2nd city of the metropolis after Lyon

Lyon A la Carte Service

We offer an extensive and personal property finding service for buyers, families, professionals and investors; from the start of your search to completion, and beyond.

We’ve partnered with one of France's leading property hunters to provide an invaluable service allowing you to be agile, in full confidence and more efficient at a time when you need it most, even if you French isn't great. The real question is, how much is your time worth?

Wherever you are in the world, you can manage your project, receive alerts, check documents and liaise directly with your Property Hunter through a mobile app, in real time, 24/24. Your dedicated account manager will act as your eyes and ears allowing you to get on with your life and projects.

Our Property Hunters are local experts, they know this city inside-out, the market, prices, trends. They have access to useful contacts (brokers, notaries, construction contractors, decorators, property managers, etc.). They will advise you on the areas best suited to your lifestyle and habits.

Contact us to learn about our à la Carte Service, tell us about your project so we can assist in your search for the perfect property in the best area for you and your family, we've got Lyon covered.

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