Having never been to Lyon, France, and wanting to make that city a base for 4-6 days to explore the area, what district is best to stay in? We want a hotel, with close public transport. Soundproofing is important as I am a light sleeper.
We enjoyed our stay at Rick's recommended Hotel des Celestines. We opted for a Superior room on the Theatre side instead of the "quieter" courtyard room and had not problems with noise. Rooms are tight, but very clean and charming.
Martinewehr, you would get more replies if you added your question under the Destination Q&A Forum, France. This part of the Forum lists reviews of places, hotels, restaurants and such from travelers that have already traveled (Pros & Cons).