The city of Lyon, capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, is sure to charm you with its rich heritage, its Festival of Lights and the Paul Bocuse food market. And then there are also the famous bouchons serving traditional Lyonnais cuisine and the area’s great chefs...
The gastronomy you’ll find in Lyon is an art form! Just to the north of the city, Paul Bocuse — the so-called “high-priest of gastronomy" — will host you in his three-star restaurant, where the fame of his refined dishes stretches far beyond France. The future is also bright in the heart of Lyon, with the young chef of the Café Sillon — Mathieu Rostaing-Tayard — specialising in a bold style of cuisine laced with exotic flavours.
A little further to the south, in Valence to be precise, Anne Sophie Pic founded her own three-star restaurant, a veritable temple of haute cuisine and a haven of peace to boot. Elsewhere, Régis Marcon, whose impeccably high standards are reflected in dishes that border on perfection, will receive you at Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, situated between the Haute-Loire and Ardèche.
The cooks at each of these unmissable eateries make it a point of honour to use quality products accentuated by some fragrant, outstanding wines. It should be noted, after all, that there is no shortage of vineyards in the Lyon region, where the wine-growing landscape consists of Beaujolais, Côtes-du-Rhône and Savoies.
Is your mouth already watering? Can’t wait to be there? The friendly welcome extended by Lyon and the surrounding region is bound to win you over.