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Are you planning a stay or a weekend in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, not far from the Haute-Savoie and the Alps and more precisely in the Rhône? But you don't know where to go and which spa hotel to choose? Between Lyon, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Francheville, Belleville... you are spoilt for choice. This territory of France is full of beautiful gastronomic restaurants and especially of sublime establishments with spa.
So discover without further ado our selection of must-do's for lovers. Romanticism, well-being and luxury will be the key words of your escapade in the Rhône.
A 5-star spa hotel in Lyon, located in a magnificent setting between the Rhône and Saône rivers, in the most prestigious district of Lyon, a few steps from Place Bellecour and the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, in a majestic 19th century building, carefully renovated.Book
Time can do nothing against the Château de Bagnols, it even seems that the privilege of a night in its domain is an experience that becomes richer and more intense every day. Through this marvel of heritage, choose your point of view on one of the most beautiful reasons to love France.Book
Extend your stay or your weekend in the Rhône by discovering the activities that can be done near your spa hotel. By choosing a hotel with a spa, you are guaranteed to spend restful and soothing nights in a magnificent room and to benefit from a prestigious service. We reveal a panel of offers, places to discover, walks, picturesque villages, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants and unusual activities.
The Rhône department has some very nice gastronomic addresses. And for that, go to the capital of gastronomy, Lyon. The city of the Gones, only 2 hours by train from Paris, has many restaurants and 20 are recognized by the Michelin Guide. Have lunch or dinner in Paul Bocuse's restaurant, Têtedoie's restaurant*, the Terrasses de Lyon, Miraflores or the Neuvième Art, but don't miss the opportunity to taste Lyon's specialties in a "bouchon". On the program, savor delicious andouillettes, cervelles de Canut, saucisson lyonnais, quenelles or a praline pie.
Then, in the afternoon, opt for a cruise on the Rhône and the Saône. From Lyon, you will see the emblematic monuments of the city of light such as the Basilica of Fourvière, the old Palace of Justice or the Museum of Confluences. If you wish, you can even have lunch during this cruise.
Otherwise, take a little height and go for a helicopter flight over Lyon and its surroundings. Fly over the Monts d'Or, the plain of Ain, the Beaujolais and all its castles. What to leave with beautiful pictures and wonderful memories!
Escape to the Rhône department and a luxury spa hotel to experience unforgettable stays. Medieval cities, towns, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants...you get the idea, a wide range of activities is offered to you. If you don't know what to offer your darling, take her to a spa hotel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Hotels with spas abound in the Rhône. Whether in Lyon or in the vineyards, you are bound to find the idyllic place to offer yourself a moment of relaxation out of time. Whirlpools, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, hammams, a wide range of treatments and massages... everything is available in these establishments for your well-being.
The spa hotels in Lyon such as the Boscolo Hôtel & Spa, the Villa Maïa, the Best Western Plus Hôtel de Chassieu Hôtel & Spa, Mona Spa Lyon-Chassieu and the Lyon Métropole hotel offer you temples of well-being in a majestic setting. Depending on the establishment you choose, you will benefit from indoor and outdoor pools, hammam, whirlpools and sauna. Extend your moment of relaxation with a treatment or a massage.
The Relais & Château de la Villa Florentine offers you an exceptional spa area. While staying in this Relais & Châteaux, you will also enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of light. This haven of peace includes a heated outdoor pool, a whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms.
Other spa hotels in the vicinity of Lyon promise you to leave with a lot of memories. This is the case of the castle of Bagnols, or the castle of Pizay in Belleville-en-Beaujolais.
This department with its multiple riches is full of activities. Whether you are a couple or not, with friends or family, you are bound to find what you like, not far from your spa hotel. It's time to live a wonderful moment by opting for the activities we are now revealing to you.
Continue your luxury getaway in the most beautiful villages of the Rhône. Among them, we recommend you to walk through the streets of Oingt in Beaujolais, or Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'or.
Otherwise, we advise you to contemplate sumptuous castles like the Azergues castle in Châtillon or the Saint-Priest castle.
For a stay or a weekend in the Rhône, not far from the Haute-Savoie department, we advise you to stay in Lyon. For your accommodation, we can propose you to spend one night or more in one of the rooms or suites with breakfast included in the Villa Maïa. This spa hotel perched on the Fourvière hill will offer you a breathtaking view of the city of Lyon and sometimes even of the Alps and the Mont-Blanc if the weather is good. The spa and the treatments of this establishment will allow you to offer you an unforgettable relaxation interlude. Also, the reviews and the average score obtained by Tripadvisor customers on this spa hotel confirm that this establishment is worth the detour.
After your arrival in Lyon or your night in your spa hotel, we advise you to discover the treasures of the city of Lyon. In the morning, stroll through the cobbled streets of Old Lyon, along the banks of the Saône and the Rhône and admire the old law courts, the Saint-Jean cathedral. The lunch break is coming. We suggest you make a reservation at the Institut Restaurant de Paul Bocuse in Bellecour. You will taste especially exceptional dishes. After this invigorating break, we recommend to go for a stroll in the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Finally, after this beautiful and busy day, allow yourself a relaxing break in the wellness center of your spa. You can end your afternoon by lounging in a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a hammam, a sauna or by letting yourself be tempted by a treatment or a massage. In the evening, if you feel like it, go to the Opera of Lyon to attend a show.
For your second day in the Rhône, we suggest you go to the Basilica of Fourvière at sunrise to admire the breathtaking view of Lyon and perhaps the Alps. At noon, have lunch in a "Bouchon lyonnais" to discover the gastronomy of Lyon. Then in the afternoon, drive a few kilometers to the charming village of Oingt. There, climb the steps of the tower of the Donjon and observe from the top a breathtaking panorama of the Beaujolais and Lyonnais mountains and if the weather allows it, of the Jura and the Mont-Blanc.
The Rhône is a department that lends itself par excellence to a stay of well-being, romance and luxury because of its gastronomic restaurants, its heritage and its exceptional spa hotels. However, if you are looking for a department nestled in the Alps, we recommend Haute-Savoie or Savoie. Megeve, Aix-les-Bains, Courchevel, Morzine, Annecy, Avoriaz, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc offer magnificent spa hotels with the look of a mountain chalet.
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