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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

This uber-chic four-star hotel inhabits a former convent, with the lobby set dramatically in the former chapel – painstakingly renovated and dripping in colour and marble.

The theatricality continues throughout: subdued in the contemporary rooms; measurable in the bistro, with its long windows overlooking the old cloisters. There’s a typical Lyonnais bouchon too – dressed in gingham and serving hearty classics.

Location-wise it’s fabulous. It’s within walking distance of the basilica and Roman theatres, and Old Lyon is just at the bottom on the hill too.

And after all that sightseeing (and the steep climb or ride back up), a spa and outdoor lap pool await.

Surrounding area

You’ll be far from the hustle and bustle in this hotel, which is surrounded by greenery and just a 10-minute stroll from Lyon’s basilica and Roman amphitheatres.

The setting is bucolic, if not a little dizzying, with sweeping rooftop views over the whole city.

To get to Old (Vieux) Lyon just below, you can brave the steep slopes and staircases, or opt for the Fourviere funicular.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Lugdunum Museum

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[0.3 miles]

Nestled into the Fourviere hillside, Lyon’s fascinating Roman attraction is home to two ancient theatres and a museum filled with artefacts depicting all aspects life in the Roman town of Lugdunum.

Best for ages: 13+ | £3

Fourviere Hill

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[0.6 miles]

The Fourviere hillside offers panoramic city views, a huge 19th-century basilica, two exceptional Roman theatres, and illuminating insights into Lyon’s Roman past.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Vieux (Old) Lyon

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[1 miles]

Lyon’s historic and most beautiful quarter, notably filled with fine 16th-century French Renaissance mansions. An insight into how the city thrived in the Renaissance.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Close up of the cathedral front facade

Saint-Jean Cathedral

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[0.9 miles]

Henri IV married Marie de Medicis in this stunning medieval cathedral, famed for its 16th-century astronomical clock and one the world’s largest 17th-century bells, rung up to 15 times a year.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Museum of miniatures in french city Lyon. Glass showcase of the museum with action figures in

Miniatures & Cinema Museum

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[0.9 miles]

A must for film buffs: Artist Dan Ohlmann showcases 120 miniature scenes and hundreds of film props to reveal the way special effects are made in the world’s leading film studios.

Best for ages: 4+ | £8

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Close up of a ceramic puppet exhibit in the museum

Gadagne Museum

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[1 miles]

Housed in Vieux Lyon’s grandest mansion, this small museum is actually two museums: the Museum of Lyon History, which traces the history of the city since medieval times, and the World Puppet Museum, with over 2,000 puppets collected over centuries.

Best for ages: 4+ | £5

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Auberge-Rhone-Alpes, France

The gastronomic capital of France, if not the world, is not just a foodie hotspot. With UNESCO-protected architecture and awe-inspiring Roman ruins, its one for history lovers too..

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