The history of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu

From medicine to leisure... The Grand Hôtel-Dieu, one of Lyon’s oldest hospitals, reopened to the general public in the spring of 2018 to reveal its spaces following large-scale renovation works that lasted four years.

Last updated date : 08/08/2019
On reservation only.
Devant la Chapelle du Grand Hôtel-Dieu Place de l’Hôpital - 69002 Lyon 2ème

From its foundation to its restoration, explore the building’s five inner courtyards, which reveal its architectural evolution from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, as well as its successive uses and future plans.

Now dedicated to leisure and open to the city, this historical monument has marked generations of Lyon’s residents. Its imposing façade on the banks of the Rhône was originally designed to impress visitors arriving from the left bank.

Relive the development of medicine through amazing anecdotes and the careers of great men who contributed to the life of this iconic part of Lyon’s identity.

NB: This visit doesn't include access to the Chapel or the Grand Dôme.

Duration of the visit: 1h. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.


Useful tips

  • On reservation only.
  • Adult: 7 €, Child: 5 €, Student: 5 €.

    Free entry for children < 8 years.

    Free with Lyon City Card.

Devant la Chapelle du Grand Hôtel-Dieu

Place de l’Hôpital - 69002 Lyon 2ème

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