Practical information

All you need to know to plan your visit to the Cité de la Gastronomie, right in the centre of Lyon

Address & opening hours

4 Grand Cloître du Grand Hôtel-Dieu, 69002 Lyon

Entrance by de l'Hôpital square

NOTICE: The configuration of the spaces and content offered by the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie de Lyon, as well as its operating mode based on collective and participative demonstrations, sensory and interactive practices, are incompatible with the application of safety instructions sanitary in progress. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a complete and quality visiting experience. 

In these circumstances, we are currently unable to reopen the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie de Lyon. We will communicate on the planned dates of reopening to the public, as soon as the conditions allowing it are met again. 

Looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you again.

Exhibition spaces 
Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 19h

Saturday until 22h

The Cité de la Gastronomie is closed on 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.

Le Cellier, café-shop

Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 20h


Ticket exhibition + tasting

Full price: 24 €

Reduced price: 20 € (students, young people and children under 16.)

Special rate: 15 € (job seekers, social minima recipients)

Buy your ticket now at our online ticket office.

Ticket exhibition area only

Full price: 12 €

Reduced price: 8 € (students, young people and children under 16) 

Special rate: 3 € ( job seekers, social minima recipients )

Free : children under 5, accompanying persons with reduced mobility

Tasting experience:

At 12 h, 13 h, 15 h and 17 h from Tuesday to Friday.

Every hour between 11 h and 19 h on Saturdays .

Every hour between 11 h and 18 h on Sundays,

Saturday evenings from 19.30 h to 22 h, “Belle assiette at La Cité” discovery activity.

Book tasting experiences at La Cité reception when you buy your ticket, or through our online ticket office.

Guided tour: € 7

Each weekend at 11am and 2pm.

Reservations for guided tours at La Cité reception when you buy your ticket, or through our online ticket office.

Group price (from 15 people upwards):  

Admission adults: 11 € / person 

Youth entrance (-16 years old): 6 € / person 

Children 5 and under are not counted in groups.

Schools, companies, associations, communities: Contact us for more information to organize your tailor-made visit.

How to get there

By public transport

Stop Place Bellecour (500m)

By bike

Station Bellecour / République, Saint-Exupéry, Maupin, Paufique and Station Childebert / Rivière

By car
Car parks close to the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie. Reservations on

  • Car park LPA République - 53 rue de la République, 69002 Lyon (entrance at the level of 22 rue Childebert)
  • Car park LPA Antonin Poncet - Place Antonin Poncet, 69002 Lyon
  • Car park LPA Grolée - 2 rue Grolée, 69002 Lyon

From Saint Exupéry airport
Rhône Express shuttle between the airport and SNCF Lyon Part - Dieu station

From Lyon Part-Dieu station

  • Tram T1 direction Debourg tram stop Liberté  
  • Bus C9 direction Bellecour, bus stop Bellecour 
  • Bus C13 direction Hôtel de Ville – L. Pradel, bus stop Cordeliers
  • Metro B direction Gare d’Oullins, station Saxe-Gambetta. Then Metro D direction Gare de Vaise, station Bellecour
  • Metro B direction Charpennes Charles Hernu, station Charpennes Charles Hernu. Then Metro A direction Perrache, station Bellecour

From Lyon Perrache station
Metro A direction Vaulx-en-Velin la Soie, station Bellecour 

Train express régional (TER)
Consult the timetables on

Everyone is welcome at the Cité de la Gastronomie!

The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie of Lyon guaranties accessibility to the site for everyone. Bearing in mind the constraints imposed by the building of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, listed as a historical monument since 2011, we endeavour to make the site accessible for the greatest number of people possible, so that everyone can take full advantage of the spaces, services and activities.

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