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There are various possibilities for accommodation, depending on the length of your stay.
  • If you are only staying in Lyon for a few days, the best solution is to stay in a hotel.
  • If you are staying in Lyon for less than 8 months, the best solution, depending on how much you want to spend, is to stay in either a serviced apartment or a student residence, as it is difficult, if not impossible, to draw up a lease for a rental for a short period and carry out all the associated formalities (contacting service providers, taking out insurance, etc.).

In these types of accommodation, you can rent either a studio or a small two-room apartment, with bathroom, toilet, and kitchenette. Overall, the comfort and services will be of higher quality in a serviced apartment, but this will be reflected in the price.

The Agency works with various serviced apartments, of varying levels, and with several student residences, all situated close by.

You can also choose to stay in furnished accommodation with a rental contract specifically for short lets. However, this will be considerably more expensive than the options described above.

Whatever your decision, the IARC Relocation Assistant will provide all the information you need and will help you decide what is best for you.

  • If you are staying in Lyon for more than 8 months, you may consider renting a flat (apartment). If you are staying for less than 18 months, we advise renting a furnished flat.

Whatever type of accommodation you would like to rent (furnished or unfurnished), the IARC Relocation Assistant will help you to look for suitable accommodation and will take care of all the necessary paperwork.

When you leave Lyon, the IARC Relocation Assistant will also be on hand to help with all the formalities.

NB: You should not pay anything before signing the contract. Apartment visits are always free (if not, this can be fraud). If in doubt, please contact the IARC Relocation Assistant (Ms Christine Astier, email: astierc@iarc.fr).

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