Sophisticated cuisine, the best wines from the Rhône Valley, and an immersion in this region’s unique terroir: this is the winning combination that awaits you at the Hôtel Restaurant La Pyramide ****
If there is one restaurant you can’t afford to miss in the heart of the Roman city of Vienne, south of Lyon, it is the famous La Pyramide hotel and restaurant. This distinguished establishment is an iconic location in the gastronomy of France and the Rhône region, and maintains a long tradition of preserving the local terroir with a sense of passion and sophistication.
In an inviting and elegant setting, visitors can sample Chef Patrick Henriroux’s cuisine, a marriage of the traditional and contemporary, and also enjoy wine pairings that showcase the region’s wine production, such as Côte Rotie and Condrieu.
In Espace PH3, the hotel’s second restaurant, the menu follows an original concept governed by the rule of three: three starters, three main courses, three desserts… and the same applies to the wine selection!
But most striking of all is the establishment’s impressive collection of Chartreuse liqueurs, where the rule of three most certainly does not apply: this collection is a world first, with no less than 152 items! At the end of the meal you will be offered a chance to sample these precious liqueurs, accompanied by the expert advice of the restaurant’s sommelier.
While La Pyramide stands out for its keen desire to promote the flavours and heritage of the Rhône Valley, other activities nearby allow you to discover the riches that this land has to offer. These include: an excursion with a difference as you travel through the vines via Segway, a trip along the Rhône river and the former tow-path by mini-train, then climbing the terraced vineyards of Côte-Rôtie, or visiting the archaeological site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal. This Gallo-Roman museum stretches across 3,000 m2 and traces the history of vine-growing in the region during the Roman era… Heritage that you can’t afford to miss!