Lyon accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays


For a great holiday in Lyon

A true culinary destination, Lyon is known as a centre for fine cuisine. Along with gastronomical delights, Lyon also offers cultural events and historical sites. Start exploring this varied and beautiful city with Lyon accessible holiday rentals provided with Handiscover!

Things to do in Lyon

1 Musée des Beaux Arts

View the impressive cultural offerings of Lyon at this museum of impressionist art, Egyptian artefacts, sculptures and more. Roam the building, which is impressive on its own, to learn more about the original purpose of the structure. Originally built in the 17th-century, the building’s first purpose was as a Benedictine convent. Both the collection rooms and exhibits are accessible and wheelchair friendly and there are also wheelchairs to borrow for disabled visitors at the entrance. To ensure availability call 3(0)4 72 10 17 40, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2 Quartier Saint-Jean and Quartier Saint-Georges

Explore the old world charm of this lovely city on these two historic streets. Filled with traditional restaurants, elegant cafes, and independent shops, there is something magical about this medieval quarter. Before loading up on unique gifts at the shops, visit one of the several museums in the area including the Hôtel de Gadagne at the Place du Petit Collège which is a 15th-century mansion. Wheelchair and disabled accessible down the street is, generally, workable but as with any historic area uneven cobblestone and smaller entryways can be difficult to navigate with the physical disability.

3 Savour French Cuisine

From hearty meat dishes and sausages to silky chocolates, Lyon is a food-lovers paradise. For Michelin-star dining there are few places better than Paul Bocuse Restaurant which has disabled access for wheelchair users. Those with a sweet tooth will want to shop for gourmet chocolates at Palomas Boutique which has been in operations since 1917.

Accessible Holiday Rentals in Lyon

Whether you want to stay in the heart of this bustling city in upscale hotels or apartments or venture outside the city for quaint cottages and vacation rentals, we have accommodations to suit your needs. Tell us your level of accessibility needs and we’ll direct you to apartments and hotels that include features like step free floor plans, lifts, hoists, wheel in showers and more. Then, book with us to guarantee yourself and your family luxurious holidays of a lifetime!

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How to Get Around Lyon

Considered to have one of the most efficient public transportation systems in France, Lyon is easy to get around by metro. Many attractions are also quite close to each other with a 10-20 minute walk between metro stations and sites.

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