Vallée de la Gastronomie: a culinary tour to try out on your next trip to Lyon !

Inaugurated in Lyon in June 2019, the Vallée de la Gastronomie offers tourists a unique gustatory itinerary running all the way from Dijon to Marseille. Read on to learn more about this great project that promises to take you on a delicious gastronomic adventure!

After a year and a half of discussions, the three regions of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne Franche-Comté and Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur joined forces to create the Vallée de la Gastronomie. A major initiative unlike any other seen before in France. For the first time, three of the country’s biggest regions have come together to offer visitors a new tourist experience that promotes the country’s gastronomic and oenological heritage.



What is the Vallée de la Gastronomie?

Based around the diverse savoir-faire of the three partner regions, the Vallée de la Gastronomie (Valley of Gastronomy) is a pilgrimage peppered with brand-new culinary and tourist experiences. A proponent of slow tourism, it follows the legendary Nationale 7 motorway, nicknamed ‘the holiday road’, and offers multiple gourmet stops throughout the almost 600 km. 

Its pilgrims can enjoy a total of no less than a hundred different experiences bearing the “Vallée de la Gastronomie” label. Dinner in Michelin-starred restaurants, oenology workshops, vineyard tours and tastings… The aim of the Vallée de la Gastronomie is to promote dialogue between tourists and local businesses in the various sectors represented throughout the itinerary. With its impressive number of AOP and IGPs, the Vallée also gives visitors the chance to rediscover some of the lost treasures of regional cuisine, much to the delight of their taste buds.


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The Tour Rose by MiHotel, at the heart of the Vallée de la Gastronomie  

Home to no less than 20 Michelin-starred restaurants, the Rhône region is a key stage along the Vallée’s route. In Lyon, MiHotel offers its own contribution to this great adventure through a new venue that takes French hospitality to a whole new level: the all-new Tour Rose. Opened on 15th January 2020, the legendary Lyon building will rise from the ashes with a new concept combining diverse cuisine and innovative accommodation.

By renovating and transforming all the rooms into 14 luxury Suites and an events room, MiHotel hopes to breathe some new life into the historic Old Lyon neighbourhood, famous for its renowned restaurants and plethora of tourist attractions. The goal is to offer each guest their own unique travel experience, through a choice of idyllic Suites decorated by an interior designer and a wide range of personalised services that make for an unforgettable stay. All with total freedom thanks to a digital concierge and a discreet customer service available 24/7 by telephone.


To learn more about the new Tour Rose, read our article: La Tour Rose ouvre un nouveau chapitre de son histoire le 15 janvier 2020.


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