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Find a furnished apartment in Lyon

How to find a furnished apartment in Lyon where near 170 000 people are looking for housing each year? In an apartment or at the inhabitant, in a shared apartment or in a residence, the furnished apartments proposed by Studapart are waiting for you!  


The furnished rental real estate market in Lyon



Lyon, at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône


Lyon has 1.3 million inhabitants on 55,000 hectares. Second largest agglomeration in France, it is geographically perfectly located halfway between the sea and the mountains, between Northern and Southern Europe. The city, located on the Rhône, is a point of meetings and exchanges due to its location, for many tourists.

It is thus a real European metropolis, in many respects, in addition to being the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region. Lyon attracts by its geographical position, its dynamism and its economy. It is today the second French student city after Paris. Real estate prices are high and still rising!

It is a peninsula located between two dominant hills, Fourvière and Croix-Rousse. Two rivers cross it, the Rhône and the Saône. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the architecture that dominates the city of Lyon, and particularly in the old Lyon district, deserves special attention. It should be noted that the architecture of the city is specific to the Italian and Parisian styles because it is inspired by the upper middle class. Lyon attracts because it has the advantages of a metropolis while keeping a rural side. Lyon's population is partly young and dynamic due to its student dimension.




The housing shortage in Lyon is extreme


We speak of a housing shortage when the rental market experiences an imbalance between supply and demand. In short, tenants often struggle to find furnished accommodation.


As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Lyon suffers from a very strong and even extreme shortage of furnished accommodation: there is at least twice as much demand as supply.


We count in Lyon about 4 times more demand than offer.


What type of accommodation to choose to stay in Lyon ? 


The type of accommodation is defined by two main criteria.

In real estate jargon, housing types are categorized according to what is called an attribute (T1, T2, T3, T4, etc.). This attribute indicates the number of living rooms: the living room and the bedroom(s). Thus, a T1 apartment is a dwelling which is composed of only one room, a T2 apartment which contains two rooms etc.

We can also categorize the types of accommodation according to the mode of rental. We will then find the following types of accommodation: entire accommodation, shared accommodation, residence, homestay, accommodation in exchange for services, CROUS, etc.

  • 45% of furnished accommodation offered to Lyon are studios or T1

  • 50% of furnished apartments for rent are one-bedroom from Lyon apartments 

  • 22% of the furnished rental offer in la capitale des Gaules concerns apartments T3 or more


What surface for a furnished apartment in Lyon? 

The type of accommodation only indicates the number of rooms and not the size of the apartment. Thus, a T1 apartment can be larger than a T3 apartment. It is therefore necessary to take an interest in its surface! 

  • 22% of accommodations is less than 40m²

  • The size of 65% of accommodations is between 40 and 99m²

  • It is necessary to count a surface of more than 100m² for 13% of rental apartments in Lyon


What is the average rent for renting a furnished apartment in Lyon? 

The average rent per m² is 16€/sq.m. A tenant will have to provide on average 960€/month to stay in a furnished apartment in Lyon. 

It is necessary to count a budget, charges included, of:

  • 520€/month for a studio or a one-bedroom apartment,

  • 750€/month for a two-bedroom apartment,

  • 950€/month for a T3 apartment, including the entire accommodation offered for shared accommodation.

Rents for a furnished apartment in Lyon or in its periphery vary greatly depending on the location and type of housing.


Where to find a furnished apartment in Lyon?

To find your apartment in Lyon, you obviously have to choose its location. We advise you to check the proximity of your accommodation to your place of work or study, the metro station... and the neighborhoods that attract you!


La Croix Rousse, a village in the heart of the city


Belonging to the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, this district is unique.

La Croix Rousse is located in the northern part of the peninsula. On the plateau of the Croix Rousse, there is a rustic bohemian atmosphere and a little bourgeois, very pleasant.

Often considered a village in its own right, resembling the Montmartre district of Paris. Historically, this is the district where the silk workers worked, Lyon was the capital of silk. The working-class past of the Croix-Rousse hill has given it the nickname "the working hill".

La Croix-Rousse is the endearing district of Lyon. You will find small shops, Lyonnais corks, and the famous village atmosphere.

Today, the traditional looms are still in business, with orders for high-quality fabrics pouring in from all over the world. This tradition is perpetuated by lovers of this material: in particular the association Soierie Vivante and the Maison des Canuts. Croix-Rousse is well served by buses but also by metro C. 

Real estate in the Croix-Rousse district is very popular. The apartments are negotiated between 4500 and 7000 euros per m2. The prices go up as you go up the slope. The Croix Rousse plateau is one of the most expensive areas of Lyon.




The Presqu’île district, between Rhône and Saône


Belonging to the 1st, 2nd and 4th arrondissements, the district is between the Rhône and the Saône. The Presqu’île is home to emblematic historic squares such as Place Bellecour and Place des Terreaux. The 15th and 16th century buildings benefit from proximity to shops, cultural venues and restaurants. The Place des Terreaux and the hill of the Croix Rousse have always constituted the northern limit of the peninsula, while the southern limit has changed a lot over time. Indeed, at the end of the 5th century BC, the peninsula was no more than a group of islets extending only to the bottom of the Croix Rousse plateau.

Rue de la République is the main street of the Presqu’île district. Probably the most beautiful in Lyon, this long pedestrian avenue is right in the heart of the city centre. It starts from Place de la Comédie, where the Town Hall is located, at Place Bellecour, passing through Place de la Bourse and its beautiful palace housing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon. When night falls, many concerts and shows take over Place des Terreaux and its completely renovated illuminated fountain. It is this same square that shines with a thousand lights each year on the occasion of the famous Festival of Lights. It is an area very well served by various public transport. The Presqu’île district is very coveted and this is reflected in the prices which are constantly increasing. 



Everything you need to know about renting a furnished apartment


Definition of a furnished apartment


A furnished accommodation is a decent accommodation equipped with furniture in sufficient quantity and quality to allow the tenant to sleep, eat and live there properly with regard to the requirements of everyday life.

The decree of August 15, 2015 specifies the furniture and equipment that must be included in a furnished apartment:

  • In the bedrooms or sleeping areas: bedding with a duvet or blanket, shutters or curtains on the windows.

  • In the kitchen or dining area: hotplates, an oven or microwave, a refrigerator, a freezer or freezer compartment in the refrigerator, enough crockery for meals, kitchen utensils.

  • A table and chairs, storage shelves, light fixtures and maintenance equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, etc.).


The furnished rental lease: the conditions


For furnished rentals, the rules are governed by the law of July 6, 1989:

  • The minimum duration of the lease is set at 1 year, or 9 months if the tenant is a student

  • The notice period for the owner is set at 3 months

  • The notice period for the tenant is set at 1 month

  • The security deposit requested corresponds to a maximum of 2 months' rent, and corresponds to 1 month's rent in the majority of cases.


How to book your furnished apartment in Lyon with Studapart? 


Studapart offers more than 2 700 furnished apartments in Lyon


To stay in Lyon easily, you can rely on Studapart. 

Studapart has been a specialist in furnished rentals for 8 years and offers tenants a dedicated online housing platform. Studapart allows you to book your furnished apartment in Lyon online, with or without a visit. You can also subscribe to our home insurance at the time of booking. A multilingual support team (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) is available 6 days a week to guide you. The team can also assist you in their discussions with the owner if necessary.

Studapart offers a fast and smooth rental experience to gain mobility. With Studapart, you can quickly book turnkey accommodation from thousands of verified furnished apartment offers. Studapart also offers flawless support upstream and downstream of the reservation.

At Studapart, we believe in a simpler and more human rental experience. On a daily basis, we work to facilitate access to housing for all tenants.

Maëlle M.

Brand manager

Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Lyon?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Lyon are looking for studios from € 506 to € 606

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Lyon?

Students looking for student accommodation in Lyon outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 556 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 786. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Lyon.

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