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5 Vacation Rentals for the Festival of Lights, Lyon, France

When attending the Fête des Lumières you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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Red, pink and blue lights by a cathedral at the Festival of Lights, Lyon, France

If you’re heading to Lyon in December for the Fête des Lumières, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Fête des Lumières

Take a look at 5 of the very best vacation rentals in our Lyon collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Bête et Belle

Bête et Belle, Plum Guide home in France

Bête et Belle, Plum Guide home in France

Click to book Bête et Belle now: from £1050 per night “It was the most magical place we had ever been”, say the current owners about their first trip to Bête et Belle, and we have to agree with them. The château has been standing since 1175, and these walls have some stories to tell — tales of buried treasure, revolutions, and artistic genius. As soon as you enter this beautifully restored home, you’ll be swept up in the enchanting interiors of virgin blue and naked stone, surrounded by ivy-strewn gardens and a private pool. But with all good stories, there’s more to this place than you first might assume; venture a little further and you’ll discover a “disco cavern” hewn into the rock, an art workshop in the loft, and everything you need to create your own tales in this unique home. Sleeps up to 24 | 12 Bedrooms | 12 Bathrooms

The Stone Grove

The Stone Grove, Plum Guide home in France

The Stone Grove, Plum Guide home in France

Click to book The Stone Grove now: from £1354 per night The Stone Grove is a house of contrasts; from the outside it is the archetype of a rustic French villa, surrounded by olive groves and rolling hills, but step behind these wooden doors and you’ll discover a brightly coloured, contemporary aesthetic and a pool glittering in the sunlight. The unusual modern art pieces scattered around the property’s three seperate building make for an inspiring stay; if you feel compelled to create a masterpiece of your own, we recommend setting your easel up in the shade beside the pool overlooking the hectares of scenic countryside. Sleeps up to 16 | 8 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms

Aristo’s Playground

Aristo’s Playground, Plum Guide home in France

Aristo’s Playground, Plum Guide home in France

Click to book Aristo’s Playground now: from £812 per night It’s rare that you get the chance to stay in a home that’s almost half a millenia old, and we think it would be the height of foolishness to turn down the opportunity when it arises. This home has been standing since 1571, and has been lovingly restored by the current owners in order to provide the same level of luxury to guests today as it did to the first inhabitants. Not that you have to stand on ceremony here; everything is geared towards your pleasure, with an emphasis on games and outdoor pursuits. Guests can fish on the private lake, or splash about in the swimming pool, bounce on the trampoline, or start a pétanque tournament; on the rare rainy day that the south of Burgundy experiences, it’s no hardship to retreat to the indoor games room for billiards, poker, or even a classic game of Monopoly. Sleeps up to 20 | 10 Bedrooms | 10 Bathrooms

Sangbleu

Sangbleu, Plum Guide home in France

Sangbleu, Plum Guide home in France

Click to book Sangbleu now: from £627 per night If you are looking to escape to a sixteenth-century French château on a riverbank in the Loue Valley, well that's exactly what we've got for you. With eight bedrooms, Sangbleau is ideal for a large group and their extended family too! Spend summer days cooling off in the river or just set up a deckchair and lay out a picnic on the lawn – don't forget to pack some local Comté cheese. While it's certainly full of old-world charm, there's also a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare a feast to be enjoyed at the long dining table by the open fire, just like royalty. But fear not, you won't have to rely on ancient means of heating as a superb central heating system makes this castle a wonderful option for cosy winter holidays too. Sleeps up to 25 | 8 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit, Plum Guide home in France

Bon Appetit, Plum Guide home in France

Click to book Bon Appetit now: from £724 per night If you’re a self-proclaimed foodie and wine-lover, you’ve come to the right place. Nestled in a renowned wine-village, near famous vineyards, farmer’s markets and Michelin-starred restaurants, Bon Appetit is a gastronome’s paradise. The sense of space in this home’s high-ceilinged rooms and glorious grounds is refreshing. Don your beret, play a game on the Boules pitch, and ride the bikes to the boulangerie. Bon Appetit is the ultimate authentic French experience. Sleeps up to 12 | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

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