Little is known about the Maison d’Hôtes du Greillon , except that it dates from the end of the 18th century and has always been a family home. We also know that it was the home of the neo-classical sculptor Joseph Chinard . The house also belonged to Ballet and Galifet well-known liquoristes Lyonnais whose distillery stood quai Pierre Scize; the two properties communicated by an access at the bottom of the garden, balme side. The sloping garden was once planted with vines!
The General Plans of the City of Lyon have left us traces of the presence of the House of Greillon. Here are excerpts (sources Municipal Archives).
The rise of the Greillon , meanwhile, dates from longer, as evidenced by one of the famous Scenographic Plans of the City of Lyon