Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon MGallery Collection
A historic and majestic hotel
Located in the heart of Dijon city centre, the Grand Hotel La Cloche, the only 5-star hotel in Dijon, has been a symbol of the art of living in Burgundy for decades. It perpetuates the great tradition of high-end hotels with panache.
o 88 rooms including 5 suites o A bistronomic restaurant: Les Jardins by La Cloche o A lounge bar: Bar by La Cloche o An intimate Spa: Spa by La Cloche o 600 m2 of meetings rooms o A comfy terrace in the heart of a wonderful and secluded garden o A private and closed parking with valet service o On-site charging terminal for electric vehicles
History of the hotel :
The legend goes back to 1424. At this time, the french L’hostellerie de La Cloche was well established on Rue Guillaume, the current Rue de la Liberté. Two centuries later, the hotel has become a high-quality place, visited by VIPs. Due to the creation of the Place Darcy in 1880, M. Edmond Goisset, one of the owners, opened a new prestigious hotel in 1884. Took over by Louis Gorges in 1902, La Cloche stayed at a high-level of excellence for years.
The seventies stopped this beautiful era. Wealthy customers became scarce. In 1973, La Cloche was for sale. A property developer presented a huge project of demolition and reconstruction. Furniture were auctioned, and people fight over crockery, silverware and furniture…
Shortly after, work began, but a charity rallied around the facade safeguard. Petitions multiplied, which stopped bulldozers. The issue was on the rise and published on national newspapers. On the 29th of October 1975, the Culture Secretary of State classified the facade as Historical Monument: La Cloche is saved! The hotel opened again in 1982.
In 1984, Alain Jacquier and his family bought La Cloche. They took over the hotel, but also the tradition and know-how of yesteryear. In 1994, the hotel joined the prestigious Sofitel hotels chain. Then, in 2013, Sofitel La Cloche became Grand Hôtel la Cloche as part of the charming MGallery Collection hotels. In 2016, a huge renovation project is launched. Nowadays, it is the only 5-star hotel of the city.
That is how Grand Hôtel La Cloche received various celebrities from all over the world, like we can read on the hotel visitors’ book: Lamartine, Napoléon III, Rodin, De Funès, Grace de Monaco, Charles Aznavour, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Jean Reno, Luc Besson, Jean Dujardin, Gérard Lanvin, Georges R. R. Martin, M.C Solaar...!