Food is a medicine.

Rabelais, who lived and worked in Lyon, knew that already. The city has always been at the centre of fabulous produce, wine and culinary legacy.

Its former hospital, now called Le Grand Hôtel-Dieu, might soon stand at the centre of it all.

The largest conversion of a historic monument in France, Eiffage has been selected by the Hospices Civils to refresh the building whose facade stretches for 350 majestic meters. Built in 1747 based on a design by Soufflot, its main hall is projected to accommodate a Ducasse restaurant.

Le Grand Hôtel-Dieu might also house an Intercontinental hotel, and the future Cité de la Gastronomie, devoted to Lyon’s legacy gastronomic arts and culinary wellness.

May the renaissance begin.

— Words  # A.D.

 

La nourriture est un excellent médicament – Rabelais, qui vivait à Lyon, le savait déjà.

La ville des lumières se situe toujours et encore au carrefour des terroirs, au cœur d’une tradition culinaire d’exception.

L’ancien hôpital Hôtel–Dieu pourrait en être le centre, pour abriter la Cité de la Gastronomie, consacré aux arts gastronomiques et au bien-être.