There’s another reason to travel to Lyon: a palatial historic landmark has been transformed into an exciting hospitality hub.
For centuries, the Grand Hôtel-Dieu functioned as a hospital for pilgrims and the poor.
After undergoing a complete transformation it reopened in 2010 as a contemporary “state of the arts” development, housing boutiques, a food market, and the five-star InterContinental hotel and conference center.
Debuting in fall 2019 the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie, a museum celebrating the important role of gastronomy in French culture which will occupy the oldest part of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu.
A celebration not only of the joys of “la belle cuisine” but also the importance of nutrition and health with “open cooking” spaces, chef demonstrations and tastings of fine wines and signature menues from visiting masters of the culinary art.