Our Lyon food tours offer the chance to explore the French Capital of Gastronomy alongside an expert in Lyonnaise food culture. Going further than leading a tasting tour, our local guides provide an overall understanding of the gastronomic history of Lyon, from the chefs who gave Lyon its culinary status to the recipes that have belonged to Lyon for generations. Our Lyonnaise food experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have during your experience!
Your gastronomic adventure begins right in the heart of Lyon at the famous Place Bellecour. Starting small & sweet, you’ll sample a coussin de Lyon - a national heritage item since 1960 - from their most famous producer.
Crossing over the Saône River to the Vieux Lyon - a maze of medieval and renaissance architecture - you’ll step behind closed doors into the traboules or secret passages that go unseen to many visitors this area. Further tastings in this charming part of town include both a pink praline tart and a praline brioche, unique to Lyon.
Next it’s time to return to the Presqu'Ile for a stroll through an open-air food market, before discovering the bouchons Lyonnais - restaurants where the silk factory workers would enjoy hearty local fare, still functioning restaurants to this day.
Then a short journey by bus for the grand finale of your foodie quest through Lyon - the Halles Bocuse - where alongside learning the history of the chefs who made Lyon the gastronomic capital of France, you’ll sample the famous pâté en croûte, local charcuterie and a selection of cheese, accompanied by a perfectly paired glass of wine from the region.
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