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Food Lover's Guide to Lyon

By Viator, February 2018

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As the long-reigning gastronomic capital of France, Lyon provides a must-do dining experience. Whether you’re a self-professed foodie or a notoriously fussy eater, you’ll be unlikely to leave the city without gaining a few pounds. Celebrated for its abundance of fresh, regional produce and time-honored recipes, Lyon is famous for its world-renowned chefs like the Méres Lyonnaises (the “Mothers of Lyon”) and local hero (and three Michelin-star chef) Paul Bocuse, while the city’s restaurants boast an impressive 24 Michelin stars between them.

Discovering Lyon’s culinary prowess starts at the city’s legendary food markets, most notably the Paul Bocuse Food Hall, where a series of covered market halls offer reputedly the best regional produce in France. Among the heaps of artisan cheeses, honeys, homemade chocolates, pastries and breads, you’ll find wines from nearby Beaujolais and Burgundy, fresh fish and seafood from the Rhône & Saône rivers, Charolais beef, Bresse chicken and local truffles.

When it comes to eating out, there’s certainly no shortage of top restaurants in Lyon, but the most authentic place to sample Lyonnais cuisine is at one of the city’s 22 certified bouchons. Traditional pubs or bistros dating back to the 19th century, bouchons serve up tasty local dishes (mostly meat) in humble surroundings, accompanied of course, by a steady flow of wine.

The sheer number of restaurants and eateries in Lyon can be overwhelming to first-time visitors so a popular choice is to take an expert-led gourmet food tour of Lyon, where you’ll visit the city’s top specialty shops and markets, sample an array of local delicacies and get the inside scoop on the best spots to eat.

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Lyon Food Tour Old Town 4h, Lyon, null
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Lyon Food Tour Old Town 4h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Lyon FOOD Tour offers a unique gastronomy experience. Accompanied by a passionate local guide you will discover the capital of gastronomy during a rhythmic ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.41
Old Lyon Gourmet Private Guided Tour, Lyon, Food Tours
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Old Lyon Gourmet Private Guided Tour

Enjoy a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage historic neighborhood of Lyon and discover some of the culinary specialties. This 2.5-hour small-group guided tour ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $404.17
Gourmet Electric Bike Tour of Lyon, Lyon, Food Tours
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Gourmet Electric Bike Tour of Lyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Travel the city in style and enjoy a taste of France’s culinary capital on this 4-hour gourmet electric bike tour of Lyon. Spin through Lyon effortlessly by ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.67
Old Lyon, Halles Bocuse Walking Culinary Tour with Tasting, Lyon, Food Tours
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Old Lyon, Halles Bocuse Walking Culinary Tour with Tasting

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

This 3-hour small group tour invites you to discover the capital of gastronomy: Lyon. Elaborated by your epicurean guide, a specialist in culinary history, ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $442.06
Private Tour: Gourmet Lyon with Wine Tasting, Lyon, Food Tours
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Private Tour: Gourmet Lyon with Wine Tasting

Discover the diverse flavors of France on this private 9-hour gourmet food tour with wine-tasting in Lyon. Visit the food markets of ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,124.10
Half-Day Lyon Croix Rousse and Food Tasting tour, Lyon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Lyon Croix Rousse and Food Tasting tour

The beautiful city of Lyon dates as far back as the Roman period. On this food tour your local guide will share historical and cultural insights with you and ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.36

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