Despite its modern charms, the hotel dates back in parts to the 14th century. The courtyard lobby, surrounded by the loggia, is a spectacular example of Renaissance architectural style, and the building is connected by stone staircases and open walkways, which contributes to the sense that someone in an embroidered doublet is about to dismount his horse. Luckily, the hotel isn’t in thrall to its own history- there are two excellent restaurants, Les Loges and Café-Epicerie, a beautifully-stocked wine cellar, and the atmosphere that only the best hotels create, of being entirely cosseted, with every modern amenity subtly made available, despite the great antiquity of the building. It is one of those places where there genuinely is nothing to worry about.
In the Mood
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Bocuse in Your Kitchen: Simple French Recipes for the Home Chef - Paul Bocuse
Bouchons : Brasseries & Restaurants Lyonnais [French] - Matthieu Flory.
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being- (partly filmed in Lyon)
The Essential Jean Michel Jarre (from Lyon)
Short Stories - Franck Avitabile (from Lyon)