An exceptional transformation

This colossal project to create a lifestyle and leisure space in the city centre has given a new lease of life to the former hospital building listed as a historical monument.

Grand Hôtel Dieu 1 place de l'Hôpital - 69002 Lyon 2ème

Former hospital listed as a Historical Monument in November 2011. Built on the banks of the Rhône in 1184 by the Pontife brothers and called the “Pont du Rhône” hospital or “Hôtel-Dieu de Notre Dame de Piété du Pont de Rhône” after its extension in 1493.

This year, the Grand Hôtel Dieu is emerging from its chrysalis. Offices, accommodation, the luxury Intercontinental hotel, a convention centre, shops, bars and restaurants, as well as courtyards and gardens, will be open to explore in the spring. Four main areas – fashion, design, food and well-being – will be represented by the businesses set to arrive. You can expect to find streetwear with the renowned Parisian brand Citadium, Japanese food with Wagamama, music and cocktails with the Buddha Bar, cosmetics with Clarins, and designer décor with AM-PM, as well as the very Lyonnais Café Mokxa…

The cherry on the cake that is Grand Hôtel Dieu will surely be the famous Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie (International City of Gastronomy), which will bring exhibitions and workshops to rediscover the sense of taste and a focus on food and health.

Vue cour basse - Grand Hôtel Dieu


The first thing you notice about Camille when you see her in the morning is her ready smile. Then you rapidly realise that although she looks very gentle, she is also amazingly efficient and insatiably curious. The very essence of a compulsive tester: nothing escapes her watchful eye. Not a single venue, festival or wardrobe sale, especially those that take place in her own neck of the woods on the slopes! You may even come across her and her little 4-year old, who accompanies her on most of her exploratory journeys!

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