Auberge de l'Île Barbe *

The Portrait of the Chef

After a solid training with the greatest chefs, and special chef of Christina Onassis, it has been 25 years since Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex joined the stoves of the Auberge de l'Île. Its cuisine is in complete harmony with the place: sober, elegant and fair. His openness to life has led him to push his path to new horizons. His many travels have illuminated his mind, and from his picking he always creates original recipes. As he likes to say, you have to be a good listener. Knowing how to listen to a person, a product, an object, a feeling.

The Restaurant

Auberge de l'Île Barbe is a 1-Michelin Star gourmet restaurant located on the elegant "île Barbe", an island of greenery in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon.

The building that houses the prestigious Lyon establishment dates back to the 17th century. Classified as a French Historical Monument, it is located in the heart of the exceptional site of Île Barbe. A stone's throw from the centre of the Lyon metropolis, a veritable oasis in the midst of civilization, this green setting sits in the middle of the Saône, seemingly secretly preserving its legendary treasures.

Auberge de l'Île Barbe (1 Michelin star)
Place Notre Dame, Île Barbe - 69009 Lyon

  • I love: the Boat. The Auberge's guests who have booked a table from Tuesday evening to Sunday noon can enjoy a river trip before their gastronomic break: Chef Ansanay-Alex makes the restaurant's boat available and offers to pick up his guests from various points in Lyon.