The third-largest city in France, Lyon is a place of historical significance in many ways, from being the capital of the Gauls during the Roman Empire to seeing the invention of the cinematograph by the Lumière brothers. It is also a dynamic city, with a large student population and a lot of software companies as well as large businesses having their headquarters there. Tourism also plays a role in the local economy, and the city’s cultural offerings are not to be missed. Remotely Serious has selected a few coworking places in la ville des Lumières for your next visit!
Now Coworking Lyon
The huge Now Coworking Lyon space in the former Citroën building of Lyon’s 7th arrondissement is a beautiful space offering many different seating configurations and settings in which to work, from a cozy conservatory, a white room, a kitchen and 10 brainstorming spaces, as well as other spaces to help your productivity and wellbeing, including a beauty room, a gym, and 5 relaxation rooms. As in Marseille, the Nomade offers start at 10h/month Monday-Friday 8am-7pm and a ‘Explorateur’ membership grants you unlimited access 24/7. Additional rooms for meetings and special events, such as an amphitheater and a seminar room, as well as private offices, are also available, and members benefit from daily community events.
La Cordée Liberté-Guillotière
With 5 spaces in Lyon and many others across France, La Cordée combines coworking with a real sense of community, encouraging its members to meet and collaborate on their projects. With its warm tones and wood floors, the Liberté-Guillotière location, open 24/7, is particularly inviting and features a large open space, a relaxation zone, a kitchen area for convivial group lunches, and meeting rooms. The monthly coworking memberships are flexible, with the ‘Balade’ subscription at 35€ plus 3,25€/hour spent at La Cordée. The ‘Trail’ membership grants you an unlimited number of hours for 299€/month without commitment or cheaper depending on your monthly commitment. Equipped meeting rooms at the various Lyon locations and of different capacities can be rented out by the hour or the day, starting at 19€/hour for a 2-person room.
Walter’s Lyon location, close to the Part-Dieu and Perrache train stations, is particularly suitable for those working in the construction and real estate business, as it gathers entrepreneurs in that sector together to help collaboration. The modern yet welcoming place features a welcome desk with someone always available to help, a large open space, a relaxation area, two cafeterias, four showers, callboxes, and a rooftop terrace. A day pass costs 31€, while a fixed desk starts at 400€/month and comes with a locker. 7 meeting rooms accommodating from 4 to 30 people can be booked by the hour, the half-day or the day, starting at 16€/hour.
With a focus on sustainable values, Écoworking is a particularly convivial space located in the center of the city, in a historical building adapted to the needs of the modern yet conscientious worker. A half-day pass at 16€ (or less if you buy a booklet of 10) gives you access to an actual desk just for you Monday-Friday between 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm, with additional accessories (screen, mouse) on demand and unlimited hot drinks. A day pass for 9am-6pm access comes at 29€, and a dedicated desk accessible 24/7 is 300€/month, and allows you to book meeting rooms free of charge and use a printer. The two meeting rooms can be booked for half a day at 65€, and a conference room is also available for larger events.
Le 144 Lyon
A smaller but flexible space, le 144 Lyon, located on Place de la Bourse, offers coworking options starting at 8€/hour 9am-6pm for ad-hoc workers, up to 170€/month for 24/7 access for monthly subscribers. Private offices are also available, with equally flexible price options, starting at 900€/month for a 2-person office, which also gives you three free hours of meeting room usage. Three flexible working rooms can also be rented out for half a day, a day, or several days.
Mama Works Coworking Lyon
Located in the 3rd arrondissement, Mama Works Lyon is a stimulating, colorful and comfortable space, offering various ways to benefit from its terrace with a petanque court, meeting rooms, nursery, gym, and showers. The ‘Mama Mobile’ option gives you 24/7 access to a non-dedicated desk (at this Mama Works location as well as the one in Bordeaux!) and starts at 5€/hour, up to 219€/month, and comes with free coffee. The ‘Mama Desk’ option gives you a dedicated desk in a space that has a maximum of 8 workstations so as to keep you focused and starts at 360€/month. Companies can also have their own office for up to 3 days a week with the ‘Mama Flex’ option and equipped meeting rooms are also available.