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The history of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu

Tours and workshops

Last updated date : 13/10/2023

From medicine to leisure... The Grand Hôtel-Dieu, one of Lyon’s oldest hospitals, reopened to the general public in the spring of 2018 to reveal its spaces following large-scale renovation works that lasted four years.

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From its foundation to its restoration, explore the building’s five inner courtyards, which reveal its architectural evolution from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, as well as its successive uses and future plans.

Now dedicated to leisure and open to the city, this historical monument has marked generations of Lyon’s residents. Its imposing façade on the banks of the Rhône was originally designed to impress visitors arriving from the left bank.

Relive the development of medicine through amazing anecdotes and the careers of great men who contributed to the life of this iconic part of Lyon’s identity.

NB: This visit doesn't include access to the Chapel or the Grand Dôme.

Duration of the visit: 1h. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.

Practical information


Place de l’Hôpital - 69002 Lyon 2ème


English, French


Reduced price: 6 €, Adult: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.

Free with Lyon City Card.


All year round, daily except on January 1st and December 25th.
By reservation.

Tours and workshops

The history of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu

Devant la Chapelle du Grand Hôtel-Dieu

Place de l’Hôpital - 69002 Lyon 2ème

+33 (0)4 72 77 69 69

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Metro A/D station Bellecour

This activity is included in the Lyon City Card!

The essential tourist and cultural pass to make the most of your stay in Lyon!