THE HÔTEL-DIEU CHAPEL
The Hôtel-Dieu Chapel will be open
every day in the week from 14.30 to 18.30
mass at 11.30.
The 18.30 mass will take place at the
Basilique St Bonaventure during the summer holidays.
The Hôtel-Dieu Chapel, one of only a few baroque style buildings of its kind in Lyon, including the churches of the Holy Trinity and Saint Bruno at the Ampère and Chartreux
High Schools respectively, was built during the reign of Louis XIII. This hospital chapel is situated in close proximity to the hospital with which it shares its name and which has since been renovated and converted into a shopping arcade. While the hospices were still used
for their original purpose, the chapel, historically dependant on the hospital, was run by the religious order of the nursing sisters. Situated in the heart of the city centre, the chapel has remained faithful to its original vocation, open to the general public and continuing to be used for religious ceremonies.
Permanently open to the general public since October 2018, the chapel has continued to host religious services (mass, vespers etc), as well as cultural events such as concerts, and both guided and self-guided tours, organised by various organisations.
In this way, the Diocese of Lyon, the Civil Hospices of Lyon and various other organisations, have continued to work together to ensure that the chapel remains an intrinsic part of everyday city life.