Event organisation near Lyon,
A property steeped in history...
Just like L’Auberge, L’Abbaye has a rich history of its own, dating back to 1840. The mill on the banks of the Saône, which was at the heart of the Bocuse family’s destiny, was destroyed during the construction of the train line connecting Paris, Lyon and Marseille.
Further along the river, the Bocuse family also owned a former farmstead, initially inhabited by monks from the Île Barbe. This building became L’Abbaye, a venue which has always been dedicated to celebrations and festivities. L’Abbaye, a tribute to the Île Barbe’s monks and to L’Hôtel du Pont in Collonges.
L’Abbaye has welcomed prestigious ceremonies, impressive exhibitions and famous figures with music from its mechanical organs! The melodious sound accompanies each dish, brought in by waiters who, in the age-old tradition, solemnly descend the restaurant’s staircase to the music of the organs, which include a restored Gaudin. The spirit of the dance hall lives on here, creating a festive feel which encourages diners to enjoy themselves as they savour and celebrate the delightful French art of living.
L’Abbaye, a dedicated venue for celebrations
Upon becoming a restaurant, the farmstead was named L’Abbaye de Collonges in memory of the monks that lived on Île Barbe. L’Hôtel du Pont de Collonges, which in the meantime had become L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, was finally allowed to feature the name of the BOCUSE family, who had been running the site for close to 50 years.
The family decided to use L’Abbaye as a venue for hosting banquets and wedding receptions, with a series of rooms and areas almost fully dedicated to Paul Bocuse's passion for barrel organs. The most majestic example takes pride of place in L’Abbaye's main room. The music produced by this must-see Gaudin organ is like an orchestra of 110 musicians
The decoration is simply spectacular. Visitors can discover an incredible fireplace where whole pigs can be roasted, alongside which stands a faithful reproduction of the kitchen on one side in homage to the Chef's grandparents, and on the other side, a replica of the early 20th century bar next to a reconstituted cloister.
The perfect setting for
Are you organising a birthday, a wedding,
a seminar or a business meeting?
Choose L’Abbaye as your venue: with its modular space, it can welcome from 100 to 550 seated guests and up to 800 people for cocktail events. An ideal space in which to enjoy a truly exceptional experience!
Here in this magical setting, there’s everything you need to ensure a successful event and our teams are at your service.
At L’Abbaye, enjoy the ultimate celebrations as you savour quality French cuisine.
Types of events
- PRIVATE RECEPTIONS
- COCKTAIL DINNERS
- FORMAL DINNERS
- PRODUCT LAUNCHES
- THEMED EVENINGS
- CHRISTMAS TREE
L’Abbaye’s capacity: from 100 to 550 guests (seated meals) and up to 800 guests (cocktails), with a total modular surface area of 750 m².