Lyon + The Rhone Valley
Hotels in Lyon + The Rhone Valley
Given its mix of city and country, the selection of hotels in the Rhone Valley ranges from B&Bs, small inns, chic boutique hotels and luxe former castles. Prices vary considerably, too, depending on the season and availability, so it’s smart to books Rhone Valley hotels months ahead of time, especially if you’re coming during summer. Hotel de Royal Lyon is a Rhone Valley hotel in Lyon on the Place Bellecour. It’s just a 10-minute walk from the beautiful Old Town, and gives you easy access to the Saint-Jean Cathedral and the Musee des Beaux-Arts. The hotel offers a lounge bar, live music and its own restaurant, l’Institut, serving food made by chefs from the renowned Paul Bocuse Institute. Villa Florentine is located in the Renaissance quarter of Vieux Lyon. This Rhone Valley hotel is housed in a 17th-century convent, and now reflects both modern Italian design and Renaissance style. Hotel Crillon le Brave is one of the best hotels in the Rhone Valley. Located in the wine country town of Crillon le Brave, this 32-room medieval stone property has sweeping views of vineyards and olive groves, and makes an easy launching pad for day trips to the wineries of Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.