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Apart'Observatoire Saint Jean

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Rue Saint-Jean, Lyon, France
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Ranked #12 of 56 Lyon B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015
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Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A great place to stay in the centre of Old Lyon - close to the cathedral, cafes, restaurants, metro and attractions. We have traveled around the world and have never stayed in anything quite like it. You overlook the cathedral square with a bird's eye view. The apartment is clean and has everything you need. The negatives are the steps... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What an amazing apartment! It is in the heart of the city, not far from the major train stations (if arriving by TGV) and so close to so many major attractions in Lyon! I stayed in the l'ouest apartment which was an incredible size for me, as well as having amazing views views of Lyon during the Festival of Lights!... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Perhaps the best view in LYON! We spent a week in October 2014 and loved it. The stairs are not for the faint of heart but once you reach the top..you know it is worth every step. A lively historic area, full of charm and plenty of things to do in walking distance. Parking was a bit tricky but we... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This apartment is remarkable for two reasons. 1. It is in the heart of Vieux Lyon, the historical center of town. You walk out your door to the Rue St. Jean and it's medieval and renaissance buildings. No need to take public transportation. You are also close enough to visit the other important sites in Lyon on foot. 2. The... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A great place to stay in the centre of Old Lyon - close to the cathedral, cafes, restaurants, metro and attractions. We loved watching all the hustle and bustle in the square below the apartment - French TV even used it as a set one morning. The apartment is clean and has everything you need. Yes, there are steps and... More 

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Sydney Mines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Apart' Observatoire Saint Jean came highly recommended via the Lonely Planet guide for France. It did not disappoint! Yes, there are a lot of stairs, but it seems everything in Lyon is uphill. I just viewed it as a welcome opportunity to walk off all of the wonderful pastries I was eating at La Marquise every day. :) Beatrice... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at the Apart'Observatoire Saint Jean for 5 nights in the Cote Ouest apartment. Overall, it had some excellent advantages, but some problems as well. Advantages: 1) Location - absolutely excellent! Right next to the Cathedral, walking distance from the Roman Ruins, 2 minutes walk from the Metro, right off the river... couldn't ask for a better location. There... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We just spent four nights in the smaller of the two apartments. I loved it from the second we walked in. Such a romantic little apartment. The shower was the best we've had in France. Beatrice was a wonderful hostess, it was important to her that we had a good time in Lyon, she recommended restaurants, places to buy meat,... More 

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Parkes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We spent 5 nights in the Cote Sud apartment and it was absolutely perfect. The apartment was spacious, the bed was comfortable and all of the facilities particularly the washing machine provided everything you could possibly need for a short or long stay. We were very pleased with the location right in the heart of Vieux Lyon overlooking the Cathedral... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in Cote Sud. Unfortunately my husband was sick the entire time we were in Lyon. Beatrice was extremely helpful to us, always available by email when I didn't want to walk the many stairs just to ask a question. She offered to help us with a doctor and gave us medicine. She even invited me... More 

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