The Grand Hotel-Dieu

TOUR 9 – The Grand Hotel Dieu

2 hours

Embark on a journey through the rich history of the “Grand Hotel-Dieu” in Lyon, an architectural marvel that once stood as one of the foremost hospitals in France and across Europe.

Beginning as a modest medieval infirmary catering to pilgrims since the 12th century, it evolved into a pinnacle of contemporary hospital design in Europe.

The Grand Hotel-Dieu earned acclaim over the centuries, thanks not only to illustrious French figures such as the Renaissance writer François Rabelais, the architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot, or the doctor Amédée Bonnet, but also to the dedicated charitable efforts of anonymous religious sisters.

Recently unveiled to the public after an extensive restoration and transformation project, its intricately designed courtyards beckon visitors to marvel at the sophistication of French classical architecture.

The Grand Hotel-Dieu has now diversified its offerings to include a shopping centre, a luxurious hotel, a City of Gastronomy, and restaurants, all while upholding its tradition as a haven of hospitality and conviviality.

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