When my flight home from Paris was cancelled by the Icelandic volcano (you know, the one with the long, unpronounceable name), I had 5 additional days at the end of a business trip to spend in Europe. Having already visited Paris 10 times, I decided to venture out to see other places. Unfortunately, France was in the midst of a two-week long rolling train strike, so getting to where you wanted to go (in this case, the Loire valley) was difficult at best. So I hopped on one of the few trains leaving the deserted Charles de Gaulle airport that day, bound for Lyon. I did some quick research before leaving, and thought I would give the highly recommended Hotel de las Cite Concorde a try. I am very glad I did.
Although the hotel is ~15 min by electric bus from the Part Dieu train station, it is in a lovely area: bounded by a park on one side, the Rhone River on the other, and in a collection of modern buildings called Cite Internationale that include hotels, restaurants, theaters and museums. The bus stops mere meters from the entrance to the hotel. The room was ultra-modern and clean, with a wonderful view of the river. It was large by European standards and tastefully decorated. The rate of 145 Euros included a great breakfast buffet, with a myriad of choices (eggs, meats, cheeses, fruits, yogurt, hot and cold cereals, juices, coffees, teas and hot chocolate). I spent only one night at this hotel, but wish I had stayed longer. Lyon is a wonderful big city, with several nice sights, that is ofter overlooked by travelers. If you are headed to Lyon, and you would like a nice, modern hotel in a quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, then the Hotel de la Cite Concorde is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cité International stands out as a point of reference in the luxury hotel business in the heart of the famous urban architectural project, the Cite International of Lyon. This hotel was first conceived by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, already well known for the design of the prestigious Georges Pompidou centre in Paris.The Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cité International is located between the banks of the Rhone River and the Parc de la Tete d'Or and just steps away from the largest Congress Centre in Lyon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De La Cite Concorde Hotel