A family apartment in an 18th-century edifice in Lyon’s historical
city centre, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lyon, RHONE rhones-alps 69002 FR


Lyon’s river peninsula has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. It is the beating heart of this historical city. Here you find the famous square Place Bellecour, Lyon city hall, the renowned edifices Hôtel-Dieu and Palais de la Bourse, and Lyon’s opera house and fine arts museum. One of Europe’s longest pedestrianised streets also extends here: Rue de la République with its shops, fashion boutiques, cinemas, cafés and restaurants. The edifice in which the apartment lies is nestled in this remarkable backdrop, in a calm spot where a square meets a residential road, close to a place where a market is held daily and to prestigious schools – from primary schools to universities. There is also an extensive public transport network here. From the property, you can easily get to nearby motorways and to Lyon’s major train stations Perrache and Part-Dieu, as well as Lyon Saint Exupéry airport.


The building has five floors. It is characteristic of edifices built in Lyon’s 1st and 2nd arrondissements. Its facade has been protected by decree since 1941. It bears the main traits of 18th-century architecture with the typical decorative features of this period: cornices, stringcourses, window surrounds embellished with mouldings, corbels, pediments sculpted with foliage motifs, and wrought-iron guardrails. You enter the building via a painted carriage entrance door made of wood. This entrance door has sculpted features, ironwork and a glazed fanlight. It is fitted with an entry code system for security. It leads into a paved carriage passageway that takes you to a large inner court. This space connects to a secondary staircase, to a communal shelter for bicycles and pushchairs, and to cellars. You go through a wooden and glass door fitted with an intercom to reach the upper floors via either a main stone staircase or a lift. Each landing connects to two apartments. The apartment lies on the second floor. It faces the street and the inner court, making it both bright and calm. Indeed, it is a triple-aspect dwelling, facing east, south and west.

The apartment

The apartment offers a floor area of around 167m² and a ceiling height of over 3.8 metres. You first step into a hallway, which connects to a lounge and dining area on the left. This dual-aspect space with a lounge and dining area offers a floor area of around 56m². It has a French-style beamed ceiling, chevron parquet and exposed stonework in its six window surrounds. Next, there is a master bedroom with a shower room and lavatory, a walk-in wardrobe, an office with a mezzanine level, a bathroom, a separate lavatory, and two bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine. A fitted kitchen lies opposite the entrance. On the right, a corridor connects to two other bedrooms with mezzanines and a shower room. Some bedrooms have plant-fibre carpeting or wood strip flooring, rather than chevron parquet. The floors of the office and shower rooms are tiled. Several storerooms, a cellar and a loft complete the property.

Our opinion

This comfortable family apartment is nestled in an outstanding location in the heart of Lyon’s highly sought-after river peninsula. It lies near monuments, cultural centres, schools, amenities, shops for everyday needs and public transport links. It is a delightful haven that has kept its discreet nobility in harmony with its historical district, where Lyon’s famous quality of life will enthral you. It is the perfect property for anyone looking for a main home or pied-à-terre where they can make the most of this vibrant city. And the apartment’s three landing doors and vast reception space connecting to bedrooms and other private spaces open up possibilities for development.

Exclusive sale

1 095 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 407597

Land registry surface area 761 m2
Number of rooms 7
Number of bedrooms 5
destination places mixte

Number of lots 18
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 1887 €

Aucune procédure en cours menée sur le fondement des articles 29-1 A et 29-1 de la loi n°65-557 du 10 juillet 1965 et de l’article L.615-6 du CCH

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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