House swap in Lyon

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Lyon and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We donโ€™t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Lyon

Lyon follows Central European Time (CET, UTC+1) and switches to UTC+2 (CEST) during summer months.
Main language
Mild summers and cool winters.
Closest airport
Lyon-Saint Exupรฉry Airport, the main international airport for Lyon.
Intl. train station
Lyon Part-Dieu
Major hub connecting Lyon to Paris, Marseille, and other international destinations.
Near beach?
± 300km
Lyon is inland; the closest significant beaches would be on the Mediterranean coast.
Near mountains?
± 150km
The Alps are to the east of Lyon.
Local Cuisine
Creamed fish or meat with breadcrumbs; a classic dish in Lyon's culinary repertoire.
Euro (€ - EUR)
Used by 19 of the 27 EU countries.
Must see
Old Lyon
A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Renaissance architecture.
Hidden gem
Hidden passageways through the city, originally used by silk traders.
Water quality
Sourced from mountain springs, the water is of a high standard and safe for consumption.
Home Swap Lyon - A Foodie Haven for Digital Nomads

A Foodie Haven for Digital Nomads

This charming city in France offers a perfect combination of work and play for digital nomads. Known for its rich culinary heritage, there's no shortage of gastronomic delights to discover. With a vibrant atmosphere and excellent connectivity, it is an ideal destination for remote workers. So, pack your laptop and hunger for adventure, and get ready to experience the best of both worlds in this foodie heaven.

Home Swap Lyon - Work Hard, Eat Well

Work Hard, Eat Well

The city offers several co-working spaces that cater to remote workers and digital nomads. Whether you need a quiet place to work or a place to network with like-minded people, there's something for everyone. From Les Ateliers du Rhône, La Manufacture to Les Studios, you'll find fast Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and a range of facilities to help you get your work done. And, when it's time for a break, you can indulge in the city's delicious culinary offerings just steps away.

Home Swap Lyon - Uncovering the History of the Old Town

Uncovering the History of the Old Town

Vieux Lyon, the city's old town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the most well-preserved Renaissance areas in Europe. From the stunning Gothic architecture to the quaint cobbled streets, there's much to discover in this historic area. A must-visit is the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which offers panoramic views of the city. So, take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the city's rich history.

Home Swap Lyon - Indulge in the Culinary Delights

Indulge in the Culinary Delights

The city is renowned for its rich culinary heritage, and for good reason. From traditional Lyonnaise cuisine to more modern bistros, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on trying local specialties like saucisson, quenelle, and the famous Rosette de Lyon sausage. For a true culinary experience, visit Les Halles de Lyon, a covered market that has been serving the city since the 19th century.

Home Swap Lyon - Discover the Art Scene

Discover the Art Scene

Lyon is home to a thriving arts scene, and there's no better place to experience it than at the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum boasts an impressive collection of French and European art, including works by Monet, Matisse, and Degas. For a more modern take on art, visit the contemporary art museum, Le Musée d'Art Contemporain.

Home Swap Lyon - Take a Stroll Through the Parc de la Tête d'Or

Take a Stroll Through the Parc de la Tête d'Or

The Parc de la Tête d'Or is a beautiful park in the heart of the city, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. The park features a lake, botanical gardens, and several walking and cycling paths. It's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some peace and quiet. So, bring a book, a picnic basket, or simply your curiosity, and take a stroll through this peaceful oasis.

Home Swap Lyon - Experience the Nightlife

Experience the Nightlife

The city has a vibrant nightlife, with a range of bars and clubs to suit all tastes. From traditional French bistros to modern cocktail bars, there's something for everyone. For a unique experience, visit the Jazz club, Le Jazz Club LeBrasserie. With live music and a relaxed atmosphere, it's the perfect place to unwind after a long day of work. Another must-visit is the Le Sucre, a cultural and music venue that features a variety of events and concerts. So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to experience the city's lively nightlife.

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