March 9, 2014 • LyonTravel

when we went to LYON last year we stayed at MAMA SHELTER – a quirky hotel near the city center, designed by philippe starck. but on our way home we took a little detour to go visit L’ERMITAGE, which is about a 30 minute drive away from lyon. we took a tour of the place and absolutely loved everything we saw. if we’re ever going back to lyon during summer, for sure this place is where i will want to stay.

the rooms are cozy and look cool, but not as cool as the retro lobby – which is just the best. there’s also a small swimming pool for guests, a large terrace outside of the restaurant and plenty of comfortable chairs to enjoy the sunshine and the formidable view on lyon. there’s even a jeu de boules area, if you really want to get your french on. apparently the restaurant should be really good, but we didn’t stick around to test that theory. let me know if you do!

photos by stephanie duval 


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