Lyon is a UNESCO protected city
Exceptional location from which to explore the old city of Lyon
The weather in Lyon is very seasonal with fairly hot and dry summers and cold winters. Temperatures averages at about 27 degrees in summer and fall to just below 0 degrees in winter. There is sporadic rainfall throughout the year mostly in Spring and Autumn with snow and sleet storms in the winter.
The Cour des Loges hotel is one of the finest hotels in Lyon's old town. Its Renaissance courtyard, home to the Loges' Michelin-starred restaurant, 61 rooms and suites, the hanging gardens, the Pure Altitude Spa all make for a perfect city break.
Lying in the heart of the old town of Lyon, Cour des Loges is reminiscent of a city chateau whose décor takes you back to the Italian Renaissance.
Whether you are travelling through for a long weekend or staying a few nights as you travel South, Cour des Loges is a Mecca for romance, shopping, cultural or gourmet delights in the heart of Lyon.
With its perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary comfort, the hotel's situation in the Old Town is a perfect choice for exploring one of France's most interesting and cultural cities. Rich in gastronomic opportunities whether Michelin starred or a meal in their famous informal bouchons or at the food stalls in Les Halles the renowned market of Lyon - there is something for everyone.
The hotel has two restaurants (Café-Épicerie and Les Loges), a bar, wine cellar, Pure Altitude Spa, swimming-pool, sauna, Turkish baths, fitness centre, hanging gardens, valet parking, as an ultimate accolade, the three concierges hold three Clés d'Or. Nothing is too much trouble to suggest or plan for you in this exceptional UNESCO City.
Pure Altitude Spa at Cour des Loges offers you a relaxation area subtly integrated into the architecture of the building: two Pure Altitude beauty cabins can be found next to the indoor swimming pool in a contemporary atmosphere of old stone. A sauna, Turkish baths, fitness area and relaxation room are nestled on a veranda looking out onto the green surroundings, all focussing on your wellbeing.
Lyon is a crossroads of civilisations, a printing, silk and gastronomy capital, a cultural and historical melting pot, a rare pearl and a moving city that bears witness to history and the genius of men every day. The hotel can organise traditional guided tours including those with a storyteller who takes you into alleys, passageways, cellars, attics, dead-ends, tunnels and even on to the rooftops! Wine tastings through the famous Beaujolais vineyards and book tickets for their many museums or cultural events that Lyon is famous for.
There are four main room types, Classic, Superior, Junior Suites and Suites.
With the Classic Rooms, each room is unique, but all have a romantic and intimate setting, with velvet, wrought iron and woodwork, perfectly combining antique furniture with contemporary finishing touches. The Superior rooms are larger and are again unique right down to the smallest detail and decorated in dazzling tones. They boast panelled ceilings, hundred-year-old woodwork, heavy curtains, imposing mirrors and furniture of either contemporary Le Corbusier, or Mackintosh style, with some Renaissance influences. The rooms are tranquil and overlook the interior courtyard. The Junior Suites are wonderful and the artist Hervé Thibaut has transformed these rooms, suites and apartments into living pieces of art, each one different from the next. Some take their inspiration from Italian opera boxes with embroidered silk and painted panels representing Venetian landscapes. Others with images from an artist's workshop or photographer's studio from the early 20th century. Finally the Suites and their magnificent feeling of space with 65 m² of luxurious living. With king size bedrooms, a living room and luxurious bathrooms which are a living space of beauty. With original ceilings and objects d'art, they are gorgeous examples of the hotel's attention to detail.
The bathroom transforms into a remarkable contrast between period style and design.
Imagine a Florentine courtyard with a marble floor and a spectacular contemporary glass and steel ceiling. This is the breathtaking surroundings in which Anthony Bonnet, GaultMillau d'Or 2007 "Talented Young Chef" and now awarded a star by the 2012 Michelin Guide, officiates.
In the restaurant Les Loges, the chef and his team offer a refined gastronomic cuisine combining tradition and imagination. Throughout the seasons, they create a menu of unequalled produce and quality.
The Café-Épicerie owes its name to the history of Vieux-Lyon and the fact that it found itself on the very crossroads of the 16th century spice industry.
A long, steel bar guides the visitor to the entrance of the Café-Épicerie and its refined and contemporary setting: vaulted ceiling, dark parquet floor, stone walls and tapestries made from Lyon silk... On the menu in this elegant café, Anthony Bonnet has created a menu concentrating on the freshest ingredients with a light and creative menu. The menu highlights the presence of spices, aromatic oils and aromas.
As soon as the weather allows, specialty dishes can be enjoyed on the shaded terrace. To continue the journey along the Spice Route, products selected by the chef are sold at the delicatessen: fragrant oils, vinegars, condiments, unusual salts and peppers, wines.
Or maybe try brunch in the heart of the largest Renaissance courtyard in Lyon, as brunch at Cour des Loges is a veritable institution or just a cocktail in their Bar.
You can take yourself or your children off on a fascinating Segway tour or in the summer try a private yacht cruise to a little restaurant on the Saône. A must is a tour of the Halles Paul Bocuse, a Lyon gastronomy centre where foodies meet to share the same passion: excellence and the best of Lyon's tradition. Visit The Fine Arts Museum (Musée des Beaux Arts) and its lovely inner courtyard; The Silk Museum (Musée de la soierie);The Museum of Contemporary Art (Musée d’Art Contemporain);The Museum of the City and Museum of Miniatures (Musée de la Ville et Musée des Miniatures), a stone's throw from Cour des Loges AWalking through the Presqu'îlev: This is the city centre where you will find many of Lyons famous eateries, government, and cultural establishments. Take a walk through the picturesque Rue Merciere. See the many churches and museums of the area. Also, visit the Celestines Theatre and the Grand Theatre, two of Lyons main cultural centres.
Eating till you burst: How can one miss the food in the epicurean capital of France? The city abounds with Michelin-starred restaurants, including its famous inhabitant Paul Bocuse who introduced nouvelle cuisine. You must visit the famous bouchons of Lyons where its culinary fame started.
Visit the vineyards: Visit Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône, two of France's most important wine-growing areas. Together they produce 18 vintage wines of the country including the world famous Beaujolais.
Cour des Loges is located in the heart of the Old Town of Lyon.
By plane (Airport of Lyon): International Airport of Lyon Saint-Exupéry (27 kms), Taxi or shuttle bus (30 to 40 min), By train: Lyon Part-Dieu TGV Station or Lyon Perrache Station (15 min by taxi)
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