An outstanding project housed within one of Lyon’s historic buildings in the city centre

The new plan for the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie (International City of Gastronomy) will be rolled out until 2023. The aim is to adopt an approach to gastronomy that is vibrant, based on local food, and promotes the work of food and agriculture professionals, all in a single place.

Last updated date : 18/04/2024
Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st May 1st and December 25th.
The International City of Gastronomy 4 Grand Cloître du Grand Hôtel-Dieu Entrée par la place de l'Hôpital - 69002 Lyon 2ème

Following an initial opening in September 2019, the CIG soon had to close due to the pandemic. In September 2020, Greater Lyon reopened the most iconic parts of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu building, as well as the Hôpital de la Charité, making them free to access for visitors.

Today, a new plan has been launched that is more in phase with today’s challenges, involving all stakeholders in the local area. The future plan for Lyon’s CIG aims to be as innovative and forward-looking as the history of the building it is located in, by engaging with the economic and environmental challenges of tomorrow’s food. It will be a place where people can come to work, exchange, promote, experiment and innovate. The focus will be as much on Michelin-starred cuisine as it is on everyday food, going beyond the boundaries of gastronomy.

The new CIG will no longer be just a museum, but a place that brings together several worlds:
- a city for children: a place to learn about taste, at “children’s eye level”, which is accessible to all audiences.
- a city that represents the food industry: a unifying place, open to participation by all people working in the areas of gastronomy, catering, farming, food and health.
- a city that welcomes experimentation and encourages learning: promoting sustainable food that is open to all.


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  • Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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1 place de l'Hopital - 69002 lyon - France

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