REAL ESTATE IN LYON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
Lyon – more than 2,000 years of appeal
On Fourvière Hill, at the foot of which the Rhône and Saône rivers cross, the ancient Romans founded the beautiful city of Lyon more than 2,000 years ago. Even back then, the city was already growing and extended to four districts to the east – where Lyon left behind architectural traces from antiquity to the modern age. These days, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers residents a special quality of life.
The property market in Lyon is also very diverse. Anyone looking for a holiday home or a permanent place to live will find a wide range of properties to suit all their requirements here: whether it's an architect's villa on a sought-after hillside location, a modern new-build apartment directly on the banks of the river, or a well-kept holiday apartment in a Renaissance townhouse
Your well-qualified VON POLL REAL ESTATE brokers maintain excellent contacts with affluent prospective buyers and win them over with their first-class brokerage services. In and around Lyon, we have excellent regional and supra-regional networks as well as outstanding references.
On the trail of global history
There’s a lot to discover in Lyon – for visitors and locals alike. On the oldest hill, Fourvière, there are the remains of ancient theatres from the Roman Empire. After a visit to the Basilica of Nôtre-Dame, you can stroll through the gardens on the flanks of the hill right down to the old town of Vieux-Lyon. The charming winding alleyways lead through magnificent Renaissance courtyards that reflect the wealth of the former Italian and Flemish families of merchants and bankers.
On the second hill of Lyon – opposite the Croix-Rousse – a completely different cityscape can be explored: the old silk weavers’ district with its 19th century townhouses.
In the lively city centre between the Rhône and Saône rivers, you can sightsee and shop in the Rue de la République and the Rue Edouard Herriot. Manorial city villas, which now house luxury boutiques, are reminiscent of the chic upper middle classes of Lyon. Afterwards, the many cafés and restaurants on the Place des Terreaux invite you to linger a while.
Every season a highlight
Lyon hosts top-class events all year round. Be it the Festival of Lights, the Night of Museums or the Lumière Film Festival, as an event city, Lyon leaves nothing to be desired for those keen on culture. The local museum landscape is also always worth a visit: there are museums on the history of mankind, the invention of cinematography, antiquity, and old and new masters.
A wide range of parks, gardens and recreational facilities provide opportunities for some well-deserved relaxation – for example when jogging, cycling or walking.
The extraordinary quality of French cuisine is no secret to anyone. Those who demand the highest standards of the culinary arts will find what they are looking for in Lyon. More than 4,000 restaurants are available to tickle your palate – from typical bouchons to excellent Michelin-starred restaurants and upscale fast food outlets.
Select service for real estate owners
The interest in real estate in and around Lyon is constantly growing and the development of the real estate market is promising in sought-after locations. We offer real estate owners the chance to have a free and non-binding market price valuation of their property carried out by our experienced property valuation experts. If you wish to sell your property, we can arrange the professional and discreet sale of your house or apartment.
For you in the best locations – our well-qualified real estate agents will be happy to give you personal and individual advice.
With best regards
Your VON POLL REAL ESTATE Team Lyon