Lyon green city destinationLyon: Looking for recommendations of eco-friendly hotels, tours and activities in the “lion city”? Welcome to our Lyon destination page with info on green accommodation and activities.

About Lyon

Lyon, is an economic powerhouse second only to Paris, the French capital. Its international train station, Gare de Lyon Part-Dieu has 130 000 passengers every day. It has the country’s fourth largest airport serving 120 direct destinations and also has France’s second largest hotel capacity. Lyon is a city with rich history (its origins dating back more than 2000 years), but also firmly focused on the future. Silk and weaving once made Lyon rich, also helped by its strategic location at the meeting point of Saone and Rhone rivers.

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Eco-friendly hotels in Lyon

The following properties have been recommended to us by the city’s tourism office as a good fit for environmentally conscious, discerning travelers:

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop: Located in the heart of Lyon in the historical centre, in a beautiful old building from the 19th century, our hostel offers very comfortable and conceptual dorms (from 23€) and private rooms (from 75€).

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Ho36 Opéra

Just a stone’s throw from the Place des Terreaux, Ho36Opéra is a new generation hotel. Ideal for tight budgets, it offers traditional and family-sized bedrooms, and also has a bar. Ho36Opéra is first
and foremost a sociable place that brings tourists and locals together.

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Slo Living Hostel

A new generation hostel in the center of Lyon: stylish, more comfortable and always at cheap prices.

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MOB Hotel

MOB HOTEL Lyon wants to be a creative bubble where you can walk from the bathroom to the office, while staying connected to the world. It also offers a healthy and organic food based on fresh and local

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What to see and do in Lyon

Parc de la Tête d’Or

Very nice, large parc close to the city center. Ideal for strolling, running, taking in the sun or exploring the botanical garden which is part of the park.

Walk or run alongside the river Rhône

On a fine day, this is where you’ll see locals hang out, do sports or just enjoy the views.

Musée des Confluences & Fine Arts Museum

What the Guggenheim museum is to Bilbao, the Musée des Confluences is to Lyon. And the Fine Arts Museum is well worth a visit too – both were a highlight of our Lyon stay.

Lyon travel tips

Lyon City Card: covers museums and local public transport for a stress-free visit.

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Lyon: Hotels, Tours and Activities for Environmentally Smart City Travelers
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