The Cour des Loges, set in the center of historic Old Lyon, is more than a hotel - it's an institution. But you don't need to stay the night to tap into its soul. The three restaurants managed by the young starred chef Anthony Bonnet reflect the surroundings, which combine Renaissance style with contemporary touches. For lunch, head straight to the Café-Epicerie, which serves colorful market cuisine (they say the potato purée can drive some people crazy). In the evening, reserve a table at the starred restaurant Les Loges and savor the intoxicating beauty of the interior, with its 17-meter-high glass roof. For a more personalized touch, La Petite Loge now offers private receptions where you can watch the chef prepare your meals in the kitchen.