The home of a new art of living

One of the city’s architectural gems, the Grand Hôtel-Dieu (boasting a total floor area of 52,000 m²) reopened its doors to the general public on Friday the 27th of April, following four years of works on a spectacular scale.

Last updated date : 25/03/2019

The culmination of this exceptional renovation project will be the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie (International City of Gastronomy, set to open in 2019), formed of a 3900 m² space designed to offer visitors an educational and interactive “taste trail”, with exhibitions, demonstrations, tasting workshops and more.

Once again, Lyon is reinventing and breathing new life into its heritage without losing touch with its history.

Located in the oldest section of the building, which dates from the sixteenth to eighteenth century, the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie will cover four floors, from autumn 2019. The excellence of French and international cuisine, food and health, transmission of knowledge, discovery, and learning about eating well through taste, flavours, quality ingredients and balance, are some of the major themes of this culinary journey. 

Permanent and temporary exhibitions, residencies for international chefs, interactive food workshops, tastings, and various fun and educational activities will be offered for various audiences.

The various spaces of the City of Gastronomy will be available to hire for receptions and incentive activities related to gastronomy.

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