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 Emmanuel Lallemand 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: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at La Villa Florentine.
Our rooms and suites
Be tempted by excellence and book our Medici Suite. Located on the top floor of Villa Florentine, this superb 83 m² suite offers a panoramic view of Lyon, an inspiring alcove office area, a large wardrobe and a whole range of first-rate furnishings, paired with the unique atmosphere of a 17th century building.
You will also enjoy open access to the wellness area to relax all throughout your stay. It includes a heated panoramic swimming pool and jacuzzi, saunas and a steam room, and a cardio-training room.
French ceiling, mezzanine, balcony, private sauna, uninterrupted view of the city: Our suites offer peace and quiet and a personal atmosphere.
Enjoy free access to our Wellness Area (heated panoramic swimming pool and jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, cardio-training room, etc.).
A coffee machine is at your disposal in your room.
Each of our Junior Suites has its own personality. Spacious (45 m² on average), refined and elegant, our Junior Suites have a lounge area, superior-quality bedding for a good nights' sleep, and an LED TV with a package of satellite channels for your entertainment.
Depending on your room, you can take advantage for example of a balcony overlooking a garden, a cosy mezzanine, the charm of stone arches or a private sauna.
Treat yourself to sweet moments of relaxation in our wellness area all throughout your stay: enjoy the heated panoramic swimming pool and jacuzzi, heated pool chairs, sauna, steam room and cardio-training room.
Each of our 8 Deluxe rooms offers a warm and elegant atmosphere. With an average surface area of 35 m², they have an LED TV with a package of satellite channels and are all decorated differently in harmony with the architecture.
Thus, when booking, you can choose a private terrace on the ground floor, a spacious bathroom or a view of the outdoor swimming pool for example.
When you book a Deluxe room, our wellness area is yours to enjoy: take advantage of our panoramic swimming pool and jacuzzi, our saunas and steam room, and our cardio-training room.
Welcome to the sweet tranquillity of our Classic rooms. With their singular charm and warm decoration, they guarantee optimum comfort and a most relaxing stay. To unwind, take advantage of a package of satellite channels on your LED TV or book a massage with our front desk team.
Enjoy free access to the wellness area all throughout your stay, with its heated panoramic swimming pool and jacuzzi, heated lounge chairs, saunas, steam room and cardio-training room.
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.