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Lyon: Accommodation

Lyon is a large city and students must allow for a commute of approx. 15 to 40 mins to college each morning if staying with local hosts or in a student residence. NB: Summer months are popular, so early bookings are recommended.

2* Student Residences

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Self contained studios (for one or two to share)
  • To share a room, please book with a friend
  • Self-catering only
  • Damages deposit required on arrival
  • Around 25/30 mins on foot to school (or 20/25 by bus/tram)
  • Popular year round choice, so please book early

There are two 2* student residences, able to welcome students year round. They offer self contained studios within private residences. Students have their own bedroom/living studio, a bathroom and a kitchenette. Residences are within an easy walk of the college (or easy public transport journey) and the city centre amenities.

Rooms: Studios for single or double occupancy. Private bathroom (shower, basin and toilet) as well as small kitchenette, incl. fridge and cooking facilities. Internet access free of charge possible (please bring you own computer).
Meal plan: Self catering – there are many shops are within an easy walk of the residences.
Location: 25/30 minutes on foot to the French language school
Transfers: You are asked to make you own way to the residence assigned to you on arrival. You will receive detailed information on how to get there by bus or tramway.
On arrival: Please respect the official arrival times or advise CESA staff well in advance.

3* Student Residences

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Self contained studios (for one or two to share)
  • To share a room, please book with a friend
  • Self-catering only
  • Damages deposit required on arrival
  • Around 15/25 mins on foot to school (or 15 by bus/tram)
  • Popular year round choice, so please book early

There are two 3* student residences, able to welcome students year round. They offer self contained studios within private residences. Students have their own bedroom/living studio, a bathroom and a kitchenette. Residences are within an easy walk of the college (or easy public transport journey) and the city centre amenities.

Rooms: Studios for single or double occupancy. Private bathroom (shower, basin and toilet) as well as small kitchenette, incl. fridge and cooking facilities. Internet access free of charge possible (please bring you own computer).
Meal plan: Self catering – there are many shops are within an easy walk of the residences.
Location: 15/25 minutes on foot to the French language school
Transfers: You are asked to make you own way to the residence assigned to you on arrival. You will receive detailed information on how to get there by bus or tramway.
On arrival: Please respect the official arrival times or advise CESA staff well in advance.

Host family accommodation

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Single rooms
  • Offered on a B&B + self-catering, or half-board basis
  • Most hosts are within 25 mins commute from the language school

Hosts live in apartments in and around central Lyon. They offer single rooms, bathroom access and sheets and towels are provided.

Rooms: Single room. All rooms are equipped with a proper bed, adequate storage space, lighting, chair and desk etc.
Meal plan: Breakfast and self-catering (kitchen access) or half board (breakfast and dinner).
Location of families: Many families live less than 25 minutes from the French language school. Whilst some students can walk to school, most need to take a tram or bus each day.
On arrival: Your host family will show you your room as well as the common parts of the accommodation. You will be given a key to the home and your hosts will explain their house rules to you.

Let us know of any special requests. Do you require vegetarian food, special nutrition requirements (food allergies), have an allergy to any pets etc. We will assume you want a non-smoking family, unless you tell us otherwise. We also make all efforts to fulfill additional wishes such as a family of a certain age, a preference for a central location, but these points cannot be guaranteed.

 Hotels

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms (if staying with friends)

Local 2* & 3* Hotel options offered to adults on short term programmes. Please specify dates and style of room required and we will send you suggestions based on past student experience.

Travel to Lyon

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday PM

We recommend that you fly direct to Lyon’s St Exupery airport (LYS); from there you can take a taxi or the shuttle bus to your accommodation. This generally takes around 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Further information will be provided once you have enrolled on a programme.

If staying with hosts, French language students are welcome to take advantage of the transfer service provided by the college (free of charge). If in a residence, or any accommodation other than host accommodation, students need to make their own way on arrival.