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1 - Introduction

As in Marseille and Bordeaux, the Intercontinental Hotel in Lyon is the third hotel to be housed in a beautiful historic building, the Grand Hotel Dieu.

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Main entrance by night (c) Studio Jean-P
2 - Façade

Jacques-Germain Soufflot, a young achitecte, drew up the plans and work began in 1741 but quickly stopped due to a lack of money.

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3 - Statues

Unfortunately the first statues were destroyed but 2 new ones were made during the 19th century created by the sculptors Prost and Charles.

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4 - Réception / Conciergerie

In the middle Ages, the construction of the floor gave the shape and appearance of the ceiling

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5 - Grand Dôme

Against all odds, the initial plans were changed and the Dôme was less imposing and less decorative than Soufflot had imagined.

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6 - Grand Dôme (J. P. Nuel)

As with the overall design, I used the history of the site to redesign it as this place was a chapel.

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7 - Grand Dôme (Donateurs)

Until the First World War, Hôtel-Dieu governed itself financially and this could be seen in different ways.

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8 - Grand Dôme (Ligne Roset)

The time of development is the same required to complete collection wich you can see for Ligne Roset at "maison et objets"

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9 - Restaurant Epona

The restaurant takes its name from the Gallic goddess EPONA: patron of horses and travellers.

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10 - Cour Saint-Louis 1

The new Hôtel-Dieu was built between 1622 and 1637 and followed the” plan des 4 rangs”.

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11 - Cour Saint-Louis 2

There is a well in each courtyard. This one dates from the 18th century. We call it a “pompe fontaine” or water pump

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12 - Cour du Cloître

This is the oldest part of the Hôtel Dieu and surely the most beautiful courtyard.

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13 - Cour Saint -Henri

In 1841, this courtyard became the kitchen courtyard, with areas reserved for nannies, children and pregnant women.

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Click on image to enlarge. The start of the visit is infront of the hotel.

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

Tél : +33 (0) 4 26 99 23 23

20 Quai Jules Courmont

69002 Lyon

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