Enjoy a truly French ambience in a former Basel prison

BRASSERIE closed until 19.04.2020!

Monsieur Philippe Maire and his team are delighted to welcome you to the petite, historic and elegant hotel brasserie au violon. Traditional, refined and typical French cuisine that delight your palate, will be remembered alongside time enjoyed in its cozy surroundings.

You will adore the unique character of this former jailhouse, harmoniously converted into a charming hotel and lively brasserie. Thanks to its superb location in the heart of the old town, courteous, attentive staff, and excellent value for money, au violon is a special place to stay that offers its guests an exceptional gastronomic experience.




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  • Location & opening hours

    hotel brasserie au violon
    Im Lohnhof 4
    4051 Basel
    Tel. 0041 61 269 87 11


    Opening hours brasserie

    BRASSERIE closed until 19.04.2020

    From 20.04.2020:

    Monday - Saturday 11.30 am - 11.45 pm

    Lunch served from 11.45 am - 2.00 pm
    Dinner served from 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm

    The hotel is closed from April 10, 2020 up to and including April 13, 2020

    Annual company holiday from December 24th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 (included)