Locating housing for an extended stay can prove a complicated task. Below, you'll find some useful advice to help you in your search.
Privately owned, furnished lodgings
Our partner's furnished lodgings
We work with owners of furnished lodgings, please contact espace Ulys for more information and availability.
Accommodation advertisments websites
Several websites publish advertisements posted by private individuals or professionals seeking to rent out their apartments. Such sites are commonly used in France to locate housing. Rental rates vary according to the particular accommodation's size, location and standing, as well as its owners.
Please note: Most owners who choose to use these websites prefer meeting the prospective renters in-person. For this reason, these websites are best consulted on-site, following your arrival in France.
- Le Bon Coin
- Sabbatical Homes
- Se Loger
- Paru Vendu
- De particulier à particulier
- A vendre, A louer
- Entre particuliers
- Loc Service
Private residential hotels
Additional residences also offer furnished studios or apartments that are comfortable yet ill-suited to welcoming families. However, such lodgings can represent a comfortable housing solution.
CROUS Student Housing
Espace Ulys has a partnership with CROUS, the public student housing agency. Contact espace Ulys for further information and check availability in the residences dedicated to PhD students and researchers.
Est Métropole Habitat
Espace Ulys has a partnership with Est Metropole Habitat, a social housing agency. Contact espace Ulys for further information and check availability in the residences (only available for PhD students). You can also find useful information on their website Loc&Coloc.
Furnished apartment rentals in Lyon
Flat Fish offers furnished apartment rentals for long stays! Private flats can be rented for a year, flat-sharing and accommodation in a student residence in Grange Blanche (Lyon 8ème). Contact espace Ulys for further information and a check on availability. You can also find information on Flat Fish website.
Given the difficulties of locating housing in France’s larger cities, shared housing is a common solution that presents numerous practical and financial advantages. You can find many such offers via specialized websites:
- Lyon Expat Service : staying with a host family
- ESDES Intergenerations : living with an elderly person
- Colocation + : Intergenerational house share or housing in exchange for services