Les Petites Cantines

What is Smart Tourism in Lyon? Who are those developing an other tourism in our Metropolis? The answer of two ambassadors of Smart Tourism: Loïc Renart, Director of Hôtel du Simplon and Diane Dupré La Tour, co-foundeur of Les Petites Cantines.

Last updated date : 23/07/2019

Smart destination?

For me, smart tourism is authentic, local tourism, which above all has a connection to the local area, and provides work for locals.

Votre Smart action?

At the Hôtel du Simplon, we’ve worked hard to develop a partnership with Les Petites Cantines, which is part of the social and solidarity economy. They get people living in the neighbourhood to cook for other locals, creating a genuine community.
Here, we buy from local producers, pick up unsold goods from an organic store just next door, and cook them the same day with locals. This allows them to try out recipes that they can reproduce at home for less than €2.

To go further?

Our aim is to get Lyon locals to play a bigger role in welcoming tourists.
All these measures will help to give tourists a warmer welcome all over Lyon, develop Lyon’s reputation as a destination, and make it even more inviting.

Further information on the Hôtel du Simplon

Further information on Les Petites Cantines (in French)

Further information on Smart Tourism in Lyon

Lyon City Card
Culture and leisure pass

Lyon City Card

The essential pass to cultural activities in Lyon: museums, guided tours, boat cruises and more!.

More
Visiter Lyon
Start exploring the city with

Visiterlyon.com

Leisure cruise, guided tours, wine tours, etc.

More

Our website is opimized for recent browsers.
For an optimal display of the different contents, we recommend that you update your browser.