Lyon: the Capital of Gastronomy @ France

Taking a break from our HK posts, let’s adjourn to another story on a beautiful and yet not so familiarized city in France…

Everybody has been talking about Paris: the city of love & lights
Let’s take a step closer to Lyon now, shall we?

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Lyon is the third largest city in France, southeast of Paris. It it also known as the Twin City as it is found between two hills, the Fourvière and Croix-Rousse and between two rivers, the turbulent Rhône and the tranquil Saône.

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This city is known for its industrial, historical and architectural landmarks & a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A beautiful European city with medieval churches, narrow cobbled streets, and magnificent Renaissance buildings.

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Red-gravel Place Bellecour, with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV

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Take a tour around the city with their city bicycles!

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Bet most of you have finished the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry haven’t you?
This French writer and aviator is born in Lyon is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) endearing children’s classic that will never go out of print.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with his Little Prince standing over his shoulder.

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That’s not all…. do you know that Lyon is reputable for their gastronomic fares? This city is known as the capital of gastronomy with the largest number of Michelin-star restaurants like Paris! Many of France’s finest chefs are found here and one of them would be Paul Bocuse; securing various restaurants in Lyon

You could explore more on their Food & Wine since you’re in the Gastronomic Capital!
Source: France Today
Brasserie Georges
An 1836 brasserie, with a beautiful Art Deco interior, serving fabulous seafood platters, Lyonnais specialties, sauerkraut and steaks.
30 cours de Verdun, 2nd, 04.72.56.54.54. website

Lolo Quoi Chic
Italian decor and innovative pasta dishes.
42 rue Mercière, 2nd, 04.72.77.60.90

L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges Legendary chef Paul Bocuse’s flagship three-star restaurant.
Traditional haute cuisine, three-star prices.
40 rue de la Plage, Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, 04.72.42.90.90. website

Café des Fédérations Typical Lyon bouchon—the full range of traditional Lyon fare complete with warm welcome and red checked tablecloths.
8 rue Major Martin, 1st, 04.78.28.26.00. website

Le Comptoir du Vin Great
Unpretentious food in a buzzing atmosphere. The small menu changes frequently, the food is always delicious but not for weight watchers or vegetarians.
2 rue de Belfort, 4th, 04.78.39.89.95

Les Halles Covered food market in the La Part-Dieu district, with top quality local produce. Try before you buy, then pick out a perfect picnic.

Marché Saint Antoine
More than 100 stalls along the Saône selling fresh fruit, vegetables, charcuterie, cheese, flowers and more.
Daily except Monday. Quai Saint Antoine, 2nd

Bocuse on a Budget (Website)
Scattered around town, the great chef’s five brasserie annexes focus on different aspects of French cuisine:

Le Nord 18 rue Neuve, 2nd, 04.72.10.69.69
L’Est 14 place Jules Ferry, 6th, 04.37.24 25.26
Le Sud 11 place Antonin Poncet, 2nd, 04.72.77.80.00
L’Ouest 1 quai du Commerce, 9th, 04.37.64.64.64
Argenson 40 allée Pierre de Coubertin, 7th, 04.72.73.72.73

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Summer @ Lyon 🙂

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5 Comment

  1. Beautiful scenery! (and yay, finally got the url to work on my blogroll!)

    1. haha yay 🙂

  2. ai wei says: Reply

    very very pretty place.
    love the blue blue sky!

    1. we miss the very blue sky… the the renaissance buildings too

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