Historic district in the heart of Lyon

The Ainay area

The hotel de l'Abbaye, nestled in the former presbytery of the Saint-Martin d'Ainay basilica, which faces it, enjoys an ideal location in the heart of the Ainay district.


Based halfway between Perrache train station and Place Bellecour, you will have easy access to all the main points of interest that Lyon has to offer.


From the famous Place d'Ainay, at the foot of the hotel, you can also walk to the quays of the Saône and reach the Old Lyon in 10 minutes.


Finally, the hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the antique dealers' district (rue Auguste Comte and rue de la Charité), a concentration of small boutiques of Lyon's designers, concept stores and famous decoration and design brands!


The Hotel de l'Abbaye offers you the best of both worlds: a quiet and central area.

History of the hotel


In 1852, the architect Claude-Anthelme Benoit built the presbytery of the famous Saint-Martin Basilica, located in Ainay, one of the districts of Lyon most likely to bear witness to the city's history.


In 1905, the municipality decided to transform this presbytery into a public and secular school for boys.


The Hospices de Lyon decided to sell the building at an auction. Arthur Laeuffer acquired the property.
Neighbourhood and history hotel de l'Abbaye


Beginning of the works and transformation of the building into a 4 star boutique hotel, with the participation of Maison Hand designers.


L'hôtel de l'Abbaye opens its doors: a charming and intimate place where you feel at home, combining historical heritage and interior design.
Neighbourhood and history hotel de l'Abbaye