Villa Florentine,
a 5-star boutique hotel located in the heart of Lyon

A former convent fantastically located on the top of the Fourvière hill, La Villa Florentine is a ***** boutique hotel and a member of the Relais et Châteaux association. The building, whose Renaissance architecture offers spacious rooms and large windows bathed in light, features 29 rooms and suites as well as a large terrace with a swimming pool overlooking the district of Vieux Lyon.

The hotel provides you with a comprehensive range of amenities: wellness area with a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, cardio-training room, bar, conference room, gastronomic restaurant, concierge service, and more.

Located in the heart of the Vieux Lyon district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Villa Florentine is in the immediate vicinity of some of the city's historic sites, such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre.

Onsite, the Les Terrasses de Lyon restaurant offers refined gourmet dishes showcasing regional products. Chef David Delsart is assisted by Head Sommelier Gaëtan Bouvier, chosen as France's best sommelier in 2016.

Led by Gilles Cotillard in the capacity of host, the entire La Villa Florentine team is at your disposal year-round to provide you with an unforgettable experience at a unique ***** boutique hotel in Lyon, on the heights of the city.

Our concierge will be happy to help you organise a gourmet, cultural or festive getaway and will suggest some ideas of must-attend events in Lyon!

You can contact our concierge at the following address: conciergerie@villaflorentine.com

We look forward to seeing you at La Villa Florentine. 

The history of La Villa Florentine

With the wedding of Henri IV and Marie de' Medici, celebrated in 1600 at Lyon Cathedral, Florence and Lyon united their destinies in the Renaissance. Artists from all over Italy stayed in Lyon, opening up the city to the ideas of the Quattrocento.

It was in the midst of this opulent era that the Villa Florentine building was constructed, majestically overlooking the Saône from the Fourvière hill. In 1707, the building became the "House of Providence" and was home to a congregation of Trinitarian nuns. The institution, founded by Louise-Blanche Thérèse de Ballon, was dedicated to educating young women so they would be capable of making a living at the age of 20.

From 1736 to 1741, a chapel with superb frescoes was added to the building. Found, restored and now classified, these frescoes grace the large lobby of the Villa. The Trinitarian nuns left the Fourvière hill and moved to the centre of Lyon in 1804. Young female convalescents then occupied the premises and undertook expansion work giving rise to a new building between the chapel and the southern terrace.

A century later, the site passed into the hands of "L'oeuvre des Jeunes Filles Convalescentes", until 1984, when the Giorgi family took over Villa Florentine and shaped its destiny yet again, converting it into a unique *****-star hotel in Lyon.