Traveling the world, year after year, Alexandre has seen himself become a true adventurer. Accompanied by his friend Edmond W. , together, they cross mountains and valleys. However, despite the kilometers traveled and the multitude of countries explored, Professor Lacassagne and his sidekick will not find a city that would equal their love for Lyon. City in which they will spend their last days, walking the maze of the capital of the Gones, marveling at its architecture, observing the evolution of their city of heart …
Retrace the footsteps of these two great figures of French medicine through the City of Light.
Discover or rediscover Lyon during an exotic stay, enjoy its gastronomy, explore its historical heritage … from silk to light, let yourself be lulled by this destination full of surprises.
Above all, during your stay, do not hesitate to ask us for advice. The whole team of the “Maison Lacassagne” will be delighted to share with you its favorite places and addresses, so that your Lyon experience remains forever engraved in you.
by Alexandre Lacassagne
Restaurant Cooking in progress
In the heart of the Montchat district, discover gourmet cuisine. Your hosts will welcome you with their biggest smile to make you live a beautiful experience.
Address : 95 Cours du Docteur Long, 69003 Lyon
Opening hours : Wednesday to Saturday : 12h-15h, 19h30-22h30 – Open on Sunday
Phone : 04.72.33.19.31
Gourmet restaurant belonging to the Bocuse group
Address: 57 Avenue des frères Lumières, 69008 Lyon
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 12h-14h, 19h-22h30 / Weekend: 12h-14h30, 19h-22h30
Balicina – Institut spa et bien être Lyon
Address: 64 Av. Rockefeller 69008 Lyon
Opening hours: Open every day from Monday to Sunday
Phone: 04 28 38 27 00
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The Parc de la Tête d’Or
Go to the Parc de la Tête d’Or for a nature and sports getaway. Many legends are told for the original name that the park bears. Discover with our team its history and how to get there. A zoo is free, ideal for a family visit; Rent your boat and sail on the lake observing the beautiful Island of Remembrance. Lunch in the guinguettes of the park is also a good idea. You will see, the warm welcome of the Lyonnais will allow you to spend a good stay.
The first exhibition center in Lyon that offers a bright space to host exhibitions, congresses and major national and international events. A 15-minute drive away, treat yourself to a comfortable stay at Hôtel Maison Lacassagne before spending a good day’s work in this European park.
La Part Dieu Westfield Shopping Centre
This building in the center of the Part Dieu district has been almost completely renovated. For a shopping spree, take advantage of the multi-storey Westfield Mall. On the top floors, you can taste different international specialties and end your evening by opting for a 3D film at the new cinema, UGC Lyon.
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the Astronomical Clock of St- Jean Cathedral
The hill of Fourvière is since antiquity, a place of identity of the city of Lyon with such a spiritual and cultural richness. It is there that we will find the ancient theater with its Lugdunum museum as well as its beautiful Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière dating from the 19th century. The astronomical clock with cogs, was installed in 1379. It is one of the oldest in Europe. A must in Lyon.
One of the favorite neighborhoods of Alexandre Lacassagne, who loved to stroll between the hat makers of the Passage Argue, and the barber, where he took care of his appearance several times a month. Let’s find the majestic Town Hall dating from the 19th century, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its masterpieces; and nothing better than enjoying a latte coffee on the Terraces saint Pierre. There is also the Opera where you can discover the very talented little artists from Lyon. The bar of the Muses rooftop on the building is impregnable when you want to discover the view of Lyon and take your half for a romantic moment.
At the heart of Monplaisir, it is here that the Lumières brothers designed their Cinématographe, a device that allowed the screening of their first film, La Sortie de l’usine Lumière in Lyon. The City of Light includes a cinema room, a museum on two levels and educational rooms.
This restaurant is an eco-responsible place to live located in the 3rd arrondissement of the city of Lyon. Find a cultural program animated by various workshops open to sharing. Concerned about its environmental impact, well-being of the living and the local and circular economy, you can enjoy a unique moment in the company of this warm team. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Cooking in Class
This place is located in the heart of the Monchat district, you can discover a gourmet cuisine Master Restaurateur from Wednesday to Sunday. As a starter, knives gratin in parsley; as a dish, rossini burger with shot apples and a good dessert to finish on a good note with a verbena-raspberry iced nougat.
Address: 95 Cours Docteur Long, 69003 Lyon
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 12h-14h, 19h30-22h / Sunday: 12h-14h
Ginette’s grocery store – Bistrot in Tartines
Open 7 days a week, take advantage of ginette’s grocery store to fill up on multiple flavors. In the pretty rue Monnaie, experience a step back in the 1950s. It has become an essential place to taste these famous toasts: sweet, salty, there is something for everyone.
Address: 24 Cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11am-11pm / Sunday: 11am-5pm