The Hotel Dieu

Hôtel-Dieu, Lyon 1

In the eighteenth century, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot added a majestic 300-metres-long façade and a 32-metre-high dome to this hospital built in the twelfth century. Since 2010, it has ceased to be a hospital. A rehabilitation project is currently being carried out.

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Ascension


Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight


The Cour Saint-Henri, nestling in the heart of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, boasts a remarkable 18th century dome created by the architect Soufflot that is now a key feature of the Lyon skyline. This installation highlights the skyward aspect of this iconic part of the building. As night falls, the eight openings on the facade allow a subdued light to filter out from the inside of the building, as if it were drawing strength from within. The light then gets increasingly brighter, before soaring upwards, conquering the sky.
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Polychrome


Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight

On show from December 10 to 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  


Next to Place de l’Hôpital, in the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, Polychrome creates a fairytale path through the garden of the newly-renovated Cour du Cloître. Playing on the seasons, this reflective and chromatic installation is lulled by the discrete song of invisible birds. Plant and mineral worlds combine to create a peaceful, harmonious universe where green, red, amber and white beams of light emphatically portray the four seasons of the year. In this bucolic atmosphere, the saturated colours gracefully transcend the architecture and plant life of the site.
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Réflexions


Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight


Taking its cue from Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Réflexions consists of three reflective monolithic stones standing tall in the heart of the Cour du Midi. With their sheer, sparkling bulk, the monoliths appear unshakeable, much like the Grand Hôtel-Dieu that is their home.
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