High ceilings and old wooden floor, in thriving student area, on the last floor, you'll see the sun setting behind the Basilique de Fourvière from its wide balcony. Very well connected to the transportation network and close to all types of shops.
It's one of these old French flats with high ceilings, carved wooden doors and baseboards, and an old stone mantelpiece in each bedroom. It's on the top floor with a long - if narrow - balcony, and has some peculiar features which we find charming, such as the fact that the bathroom is accessed through a cupboard door in the kitchen. We have decorated it in our taste, with some of our own artwork as well as a lot of pictures picked out of newspapers and art magazines. We find that the decoration as well as the old wooden furniture and the books makes the place feel cosy, and guests have often confirmed that.
Disponible para huéspedes
We lock three or four of the five big cupboards in the rooms when we leave and that's all, the rest of the flat is all for our guests.
Atención a los huéspedes
We always make sure that we are available to welcome guests into the flat, explain the few things that they have to know about it and provide any information they may need. We then stay available and even generally in town when the flat is rented out.
Otros aspectos destacables
We always try to be as flexible as we can and have sometimes achieved remarkable feats of coordination and speed cleaning for all our guests' experiences to be as seamless as possible. However, please do remember that we also have a life and other priorities : we will do our best to accomodate your needs, but sometimes it takes a great deal of effort on our side, and sometimes we simply can't. If you have any unusual demands, such as showing up as a group of twelve instead of eight (already happened twice to us) or arriving at 1pm (happens all the time), please inform me as early as possible.
We're not too fond of rules and always try to be as flexible as possible, but seeing as we have had problems before, here are the four commandments to our apartment :
1. DO NOT LITTER. It seems to me that it is the principle of airbnb that guests should treat their accommodation as someone's home because it is exactly that : our home. So when you pay for a night, you do not pay for us to pick up your garbage around our home. As a matter of fact, we wouldn't even take a supplement for that, because we don't want anyone's garbage around our home in the first place.
2. DO NOT ASSUME THE FLAT WILL BE FREE BEFORE 5:30 PM : ASK US.
It takes a long time to clean and dry four complete sets of sheets in our small machine, let alone vacuum and clean the whole place. If we have had guests the night before you, we might not be able to ensure that the flat is ready for you before 5:30. In the worst of cases, we will cancel reservations at the last minute. Please do not make that happen.
3. If you really must move the furniture around, please put it back where you found it. It's easy to do when there's eight of you, but much harder for the two of us, especially seeing as Marie has back problems and can't lift weight.
4. Please do not make too much noise in the staircase and on the landing : everybody in the building hears everything going on there.
Apart from that, animals are welcome so long as they don't poop on the beds and smokers are welcome but we prefer it if they open the windows and make a draught for half an hour or an hour before they leave, so as to avoid leaving too much of a smell of stale smoke. Also, please warn me if you have crazy kids, so that we can lock away our guitars and precious books.
Étudiant en philosophie, j'habite depuis 2013 ce quartier étudiant, vivant et en constante évolution. Mon appartement est un peu à son image : je renouvelle la déco un peu tout le temps, et j'aime bien le peupler d'instruments de musique, de beaux livres et d'images. J'essaye toujours de m'assurer que mes visiteurs puissent profiter à fond de leur temps à Lyon, donc n'hésitez pas à me poser des questions si vous cherchez des adresses à visiter sur Lyon : je connais bien ma ville, et saurais sûrement vous être de bon conseil.
I started studying philosophy in 2013 and have been living in this flat since then. I am very fond of the area around my place, because it is lively and always undergoing changes. My flat is somewhat similar : I often change details in the decoration and like to have lots of musical instruments, art books and pictures. I always try to make sure that my visitors enjoy their time in Lyon as much as possible, so don't hesitate to ask me if you want any tips and adresses while visiting Lyon: I know my city quite well, and would probably be able to help you.