Swimming in Lyon and nearby

Where to swim in Lyon and around Lyon? Here’s a selection of swimming pools, aquatic parks and natural sites to enjoy with friends and families.

Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage

A few miles away from Lyon, the Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage is the perfect place for families in the summer.

How to find accommodation in Lyon?

It’s not very easy to find accommodation in Lyon as a student or an expat because the demand for single or family housing exceeds the availability. So for your flat hunting, here is our housing guide in Lyon with a lot of good addresses and names of real estate agents.

Parc de Gerland

Lyon’s riverside park dedicated to sports, family leisure activities, picnics, plants and flowers.       Description The park area is situated next to the Stadium of Gerland, former home to Lyon’s football team Olympique Lyonnais and home of LOU Rugby as well as the Palais des Sports, an indoor sporting arena and la Plaine […]

Lumière! The invention of the cinema

Musée des Confluences welcomes an exhibition (June 13th to Feb.25th 2018) dedicated to the Lumière brothers who created the cinema industry in 1895 in Lyon.


Radiant-Bellevue: A contemporary arts centre with a mix of French and international live music acts, theatre, dance and comedy.   The Radiant-Bellevue is a couple of kms north of the centre of Lyon. It’s a modern and comfortable place suitable for all tastes and ages. The music is mostly pop and rock and there are […]

Chef Paul Bocuse has died at 91

Paul Bocuse, legendary French chef and undisputed symbol of Lyon gastronomy, passed away this Saturday morning at the age of 91.

House with garden in Villeurbanne

House Description – 388.500 EUR Lovely 3 bedroom semi-detached house with sunny garden in Villeurbanne, close to Bel Air tram station that takes you to Part Dieu within 10 minutes. Renovated, bright property in a quiet, residential area consisting of 3 bedrooms (one with air-con), bathroom, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room/office that could be made into another […]

Jean Couty Museum

Freshly opened in March 2017 in Lyon 9th district, the Jean Couty museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is dedicated to this 20th century figurative artist.

4 Bedroom Villa with pool in Toussieu

House Description – 619 500 EUR   Beautiful 4 bedroom villa with outdoor swimming pool and garden in Toussieu, 30 minutes from Lyon, 20 minutes from the airport. Ideal for a family. This is a modern, Mediterranean style property with 200 m² of useable space in a quiet area, within walking distance of the village centre. There is a spacious lounge […]