Situated in the east-central region of France, Lyon is the country’s third largest city after Marseilles and Paris. Home to around half a million citizens, the capital of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a busy city that entertains around 3.5 million visitors each year; most on business.
Lyon has plenty of entertainment hot spots to keep its locals and tourists occupied including bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as some more adult related activities.
In this guide we take a look at the escort scene in Lyon as well as looking at the ways you can prove that la vie est belle whilst visiting Lyon.
- 1 Prostitution in Lyon
- 2 Lyon Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Lyon
- 3.1 Brothels
- 3.2 Swinging/Libertine Clubs
- 3.3 Erotic Massage Parlours
- 3.4 Strip Clubs
- 3.5 Street Prostitutes
- 3.6 Sex Shops
Prostitution in Lyon
Until April 2016, prostitution in France was largely tolerated, if not entirely legal. However, new legislation now criminalises the purchase of sex with customers who are caught being liable for fines of up to €1500 (€3,750 for repeat offenders).
Though street prostitution exists in Lyon (see below), most sexual services are available through escorts.
Lyon Escorts Guide
With a mix of both male and female escorts, Escort Zone has over 60 profiles registered for sex work in Lyon. There is limited functionality to search the escorts and each user has only basic information and pictures. However the service is free to use and contact details as well as some service information are readily available.
There are a range of nationalities here including Eastern European as well as French escorts. Rates vary but you can expect to pay in the region of €200 to €300 per hour.
Registering with the service allows you access to the in-house email system as well as leave reviews.
6 Annonce is a French escort site with a large database of premium and VIP (Diamond) escorts. The service is free to use and offers reviews of registered women as well as offering pretty comprehensive profiles, photos and some videos.
The Lyon area is well covered with a range of body types, ages and ethnicities. In keeping with the amount of selection, services are also well covered including ‘natural’ sex and provisions for many common fetishes.
Rates are on the higher side than some sites but you can still find some bargains if you browse around.
Top Escort Babes
An international database with more than 37,000 escorts listed, Top Escort Babes has over 50 profiles working in Lyon.
The site is busy with advertising for other services which can make navigating around a little distracting. Add to this some quite annoying pop-ups and the experience is less than slick when compared to some other database sites.
Profiles are reasonably well populated with good images provided by most escorts.
Rates are between €200 and €300 per hour with contact details being available without the need for registration.
City of Love
The global escort directory aimed at business travelers, City of Love has 54 escorts providing services in Lyon. A lot of the girls on the site are registered with agencies and are prepared to travel. The bonus of making a booking through an agency is the ease of payment via credit cards, ability to agree up-front contractual arrangements as well as to provide some degree of back-up in the case of any problems. If you are a repeat customer, you can also develop a relationship with the agency to accommodate your requests in any major city. The downside is that costs are more expensive than independent escorts.
A good selection with reasonable rates starting at around €250.
Happy Escorts, a Europe wide database with more than 43,000 listings, is one of the most comprehensive search sites for escorts in France.
In Lyon, there are more than 150 women registered for sex work. Covering a wide range of ages, shapes, sizes and nationalities, the choice available should suit everyone.
Profiles are very brief on Happy Escorts and contact is only available when you register which is free.
Charges are in keeping with the national averages with slightly more escorts charging higher rates of over €300.
Sex in Lyon
There are no legal brothels in Lyon but you can find casual sex encounters available through libertine clubs (see below).
Libertinism is enjoying a revival in France with around 500 clubs around the country. Known as Prive Libertins, these swinging clubs offer the opportunity for couples and singles to mix at discreet clubs set up to provide a hedonistic environment of debauchery and seduction. Lyon has plenty of clubs, some of which clubs worth visiting are listed below:
Le Sun Libertin
3 Rue Sainte-Marie-des-Terreaux, 69001 Lyon
A large club covering a total internal space of 2800 sq. m, the Sun Libertine is decorated in a Hindu style and embraces the characteristics of free will, naturalism and spirituality.
Facilities include a sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi in addition to more than 50 small ‘cabin’ areas and lounge spaces.
Entrance costs vary depending on the day you visit but single ladies are always free, men are charged at €74 (no entry on Thursdays) and couples between €24-€44.
The Sun Libertine is open as follows:
- Wednesday: 1pm to 2am
- Thursday and Friday: 1pm to 3am
- Saturday: 2pm to 5am
45 Quai Clemenceau, 69300 Caluire-et-Cuire
A private libertine club, Le Mistik is situated on the banks of the Saône river and is a large club with a distinctive style.
The main lounge area is surrounded by tables, cages and podiums encircling a dance floor which is kept ambient by a popular resident DJ.
There are plenty of discreet areas littered around the club to cater for casual encounters and there is a bar serving meals and drinks.
The club opening hours are as follows:
- Monday: 2pm to 7pm and 9pm onwards
- Tuesday: From 9pm
- Wednesday: 2pm to 7pm and from 8pm
- Thursday: From 8.30pm
- Friday and Saturday: From 9pm
- Sunday: From 8pm
- 4th Sunday of the month: 4pm to 9pm
2 Place de la Gare, 69160 Tassin-la-Demi-Lune
Located just five minutes away from the centre of Lyon, Le Cocoon has a nightclub feel with subdued and atmospheric lighting, modern interior and plenty of public and private spaces in which to play.
Popular with locals as well as visitors, the club serves meals and has a full bar.
Le Cocoon holds regular events, details of which can be found on the website, with opening hours being as follows:
- Tuesday: Gangbangs: From 8pm
- Thursday: Gangbangs and mixed trios: From 8pm
- Friday: Mixed entry: From 8.30pm
- Saturday: Couples, women and trios: From 8.30pm
Entrance costs start at €40 for couples, €20 for single ladies and €60 for single men (usually by invitation only).
Erotic Massage Parlours
Laura Sensual Massage
68 Rue de Rancy, 69003 Lyon
Offering sensual, tantric and nude massage you can book an appointment to get an erotic body rub from around €140. Relaxing and seductive, there are no guarantees of any happy ending here.
Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon
Erotic massages can be booked by appointment only and include Thai massage as well as sensual body to body massage.
This is not a rub and tug service but is a sensual way to relax.
18 Quai du Général Sarrail, 69006 Lyon
Situated on the Rhône embankment, Bus Paradise is a popular strip club offering plenty of services from lap dances at €70 to VIP nude shows in a private room (€550 for an hour).
Entry is €18 and the dancers are of a high quality, offering plenty to titivate the senses for an evening.
The club is open from Monday to Saturday from 10pm to 5am.
5 Rue du Griffon, 69001 Lyon
A high end champagne bar with strip tease, Le Vertige offers a variety of ways to spend your time here. From naked massage to private dances, lesbian shows to lap dances.
A modern and stylish venue, the costs reflect the level of service that you can expect from a premium club.
The club is open from Monday to Sunday with non-stop shows between 11am and 6am.
40 Quai St Vincent, 69001 Lyon
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10pm to 5am, B Lucky is a mid-range strip club with good reviews. The venue is small and bijou and the club also runs poker events.
Whilst the new legislation on prostitution has diminished the pool of sex workers you can find on the streets of Lyon, there are still areas where you can get a blowjob or full service depending on the time you visit.
Your best chance of finding a hooker is after dark and in the early hours of the morning. Charges vary depending on how busy the night is but you can expect to pay around €40 for a blowjob and €50-€60 for a full service.
Try the areas around Kyrad Lyon, Fickwagen and Quai Jules Courmont for your best chances.
27 Rue Lanterne, 69001 Lyon
La Lanterne is a traditional sex shop selling a wide range of toys, novelties and accoutrements. However, it also rents out cabins for singles and couples to watch porn. Newly renovated and well equipped, the cabins are clean and large as well as being cheaper than a hotel room.
La Lanterne is open from 10am to midnight Monday to Saturday and 2pm to 8pm on Sunday.
22 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon
Red District is a popular sex shop with a reputation for its knowledgeable and friendly staff in addition to its excellent range of accessories. Large, welcoming and well priced, Red District has a great selection of sex aids.
Featured image via Flickr.