Stay & Play in Rhone-Alpes, France
Fourviere Hotel Lyon
Millions of dollars and a beautiful renovation have reinvented the old Convent of Visitation built in 1854 and turned it into a real gem of a hotel. The Fouviere is situated down the street from a roman-era amphi-theatre and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and its hilltop placement offers wonderful views of the city and the surroundings help guests feel like they are in the countryside.
This boutique style hotel takes good care of their guests and the artistic feel is juxtaposed with the building’s walls of solid stone. The reception area has a marble alter and frescoes on the ceiling harkening back to times when the hotel was still a convent. The renovations have created well-lit rooms and bathrooms that are extra large.
The hotel offers unique gastronomic experiences to push your taste buds to the limit. The Restaurant Les Téléphones serves bistro-style cuisine while overlooking the glorious courtyard. Guests can also relax with a hot drink at Le Kfe, a comfortable area where you can read a book, newspaper or your emails. Another niche is down the hotel’s own “traboule” passageway to discover Le Bar, where many wines from France and elsewhere await you. Finally, you can enjoy authentic Lyonnaise cuisine experience at the Bouchon, the hotel’s unique restaurant.