Hôtel de Verdun 1882

Hôtel de Verdun 1882

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NUMBER OF ROOMS: Thirty rooms
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open year round

THE STORY: Careful where you step, this place is practically an antique shop! Just a stone’s throw from Lyon’s antique dealer neighborhood, the very chic hôtel particulier that once housed Fritz Hoffner (founder of the legendary Brasserie Georges) now provides shelter to the Hôtel de Verdun 1882, which has been decorated by Studio Olivier Guyot. You’ll want to take your time eyeballing each of the vintage posters, souvenirs, old books and furniture unearthed by owners Isabelle and Gilles Moynier. What about the bedrooms? There are 30 of them centered around a beautiful stone staircase, dressed in elegant tones (camel, slate gray, wine bottle green), comforting materials (soft carpeting, velvet curtains…) and modern furniture – like Saarinen’s Tulip chairs, nabbed from the École Centrale Paris. The cherry atop this trinket? Certain bedrooms boast cheeky little balconies, and the common space is equipped with a lovely kitchenette where you can cook your own meals. Double rooms starting at €124 a night.

BREAKFAST: €14, with coffee or tea, freshly pressed fruit juices, bread and viennoiseries straight from the Au Vieux Pétrin bakery, homemade cake, cheese from Mons… It’s worth noting that the fruit and herbs for your breakfast infusions are harvested fresh from the hotel’s vegetable patch!
TOILETRIES: Soap, shampoo and care products scented with lemon, basil or rosemary, crafted in an organic and eco-friendly soap factory in the Isère department.
LITTLE LUXURY: Explore the neighborhood with its innumerable galleries, antique shops, modern furniture shops and the Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs.

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