Yoann's flat in Lyon was in a great area! This was a perfect location for me as it is situated a very short walk away from a major bus route, a fantastic food market "Paul Bocuse" that is obviously named after the world-famous French chef, and Rhône river. Across the river, the beautiful old Lyon is only a short 15 minute stroll away. La Gare Part Dieu was about 15 minute walk away in the opposite direction. I couldn't have asked more for the location!
The apartment is very basic, but well kept, clean, and quiet. The sunny windows look into a courtyard. It is not a luxury unit, but when you are surrounded by amazing restaurants and fabulous sights, the room in which you crush at night is less of a focus (well, for me anyways). I was quite comfortable in the suite. The only thing is that the bathing was a bit tricky as I couldn't figure out a way to hold up the hand-held shower while I wash up... I still managed to stay clean though!
Yoann was very helpful and attentive, although he was out of town at the time. His mom met me, helped me settle in, and she was so lovely and kind! We managed with limited language skills (mostly my lack of French). When there was a temporary problem with wifi, Yoann walked me through the troubleshooting process on the phone.
I wish I could have stayed longer, but sadly had to cut it short due to my work schedule... :(