A gastronomic hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Rhône

Terroir and gastronomy in the heart of the Rhône

The french provincial village of Joux is located at the gates of Lyon in the heart of the Rhône department In the mountains, lakes and valleys. There, perched in the village of Joux, on the aptly named “Place du Pleasure “, the gastronomic hotel-restaurant Le Tilia entices you to a delicious journey, between discovery and happiness.

André Chouvin, the owner- chef is native to the Rhone region. He trained with the biggest Chefs in France (Paul Bocuse, Paul and Marc Haeberlin, Jean Fleury and Michel Lorain), after honing his skills, Andre took his cuisine to conquest the United States, and then Australia.

The master chef returned to his hometown in France, In 2007, André Chouvin then opened his third gourmet restaurant Le Tilia in Joux.

The dining room is a elegant warm refuge in the mountainous terrain. The woodwork is reminiscent of the surrounding coniferous forests, while the art of the table promises a refined gastronomic experience. The chefs wife artist Tracey Chouvin displays her signature large oil paintings that further liven the decore in the hotel-restaurant.

The taste above all

In his gastronomic hotel-restaurant in Joux, André Chouvin practices the art of “Eating well” and drinking exceptional french wines. Andre’s knowhow
and innovation of fresh produce and uncompromising taste, is expertly executed by his team of chefs. Le Tilia invites gourmets to a unforgettable gastronomic experience with the flair of the country and a scent of exoticism.

The chef’s cuisine, is infused with enigmatic flavors. He revisits with audacity and precision the classics of French gastronomy.
Subtle and surprising, the spices and condiments discovered by the chef on his travels as he creates sublime plates.

The chef showcases local products through relationships with extraordinary purveyors from neighboring farms, from Valsonne in Saint-Romain-de-Popey to the Beaujolais The seasonal menu gives pride of place to the Rhone terroir. The master-restaurateur ‘s compositions evolve according to the seasons and to the rhythm of his desires, with haute cuisine always the same relentless requirement; taste above all else, to satisfy the senses and recall old memories.

The Tilia a gastronomic hotel-restaurant

With the success of his gourmet restaurant, André Chouvin now invites visitors to discover his elegant upscale hotel to his culinary creations. Each of the five rooms is a tribute to the emblematic chefs that marked their Imprint on the career of the masterrestaurateur: Paul and Marc Haeberlin, Jean Fleury, Michel Lorain, and of course the immense “Monsieur Paul”.. Paul Bocuse.

With its clean lines, the decoration is simple and Contemporary, design lighting, its key vitamin colors and comfortable furniture. In some rooms, beams and exposed timbers add to the charm and authenticity of the hotel-restaurant. In the tranquility of the Monts du Lyonnais, the rooms of the gastronomic hotel-restaurant are a parenthesis warm and refined, a thousand miles from the noise and agitation. Cozy beds, and comfortable armchairs, mellow and modern bathrooms: everything has been thought of to offer visitors in search of a charming refuge of tranquility, well-being and relaxation.

Le Tilia is french provincial and a rural pied-à-terre in the Rhône.

Nestled in the Monts du Lyonnais, the hotel- gourmet restaurant Le Tilia is an exceptional place to discover the Rhône and its natural treasures. Around the hotel, discover the lakes, green forests and valleys just waiting to be explored: a real paradise for nature lovers. The Rhône is also a land of gastronomy, proud of its terroir and traditions.

Producers and artisans like to share their love of beautiful products. Some kilometers from the hotel-restaurant is the vinyards of the Beaujolais. The beaujolais is a short drive to discover the vineyards renowned or more confidential cellar visits and wine tastings.

Quiet and peaceful, the traditional cobblestone village of Joux is easily accessible from the big nearby cities: Lyon 20 min, Clermont-Ferrand or Roanne. Le Tilia, the gastronomic hotel-restaurant is only a few tens of minutes from the “Capital of Gaul” Lyon.

In the Rhône, a cobblestone path leads to the restaurant/ hotel between The 400 year old tilleul tree, a ancient chateau, is where you will find your well-being as the adjacent church bells toll. In the morning, it’s time to indulge in the artisinal Buffet style breakfast complemented by a choice of à la carte delights. The local products are in the spotlight: Artisinal Yogurts, handmade sausages or even Buttery pastries come from farmers and neighborhood producers and purveyors.