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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.62mi , Attraction : Market
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44 Rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon, France
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Les Halles
We begin today at Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse, commonly referred to as Les Halles, a renowned covered food market located right behind us. Named after the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse, this culinary haven is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and travelers alike.

Established in 1859, Les Halles has evolved into a gastronomic paradise, showcasing the finest products from local producers, artisans, and chefs. Inside its bustling halls, visitors are greeted by a cornucopia of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, seafood, pastries, and gourmet specialties, each offering a tantalizing glimpse into the rich culinary heritage of Lyon and the surrounding region.

One of the highlights of Les Halles is its vibrant atmosphere, where the sights, sounds, and aromas of the market create an immersive sensory experience. Visitors can wander through the aisles, sampling artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and wines, engaging with passionate vendors who take pride in their craft and are eager to share their expertise.

In addition to its array of fresh produce and gourmet delights, Les Halles is home to a variety of eateries, ranging from casual bistros to Michelin-starred restaurants. Here, visitors can savor traditional Lyonnaise dishes, such as quenelles, saucisson, and coq au vin, prepared with the finest ingredients sourced directly from the market.

Beyond its role as a culinary destination, Les Halles serves as a cultural landmark and a hub of community activity, hosting events, cooking demonstrations, and tastings throughout the year. Whether you're a seasoned food connoisseur or simply seeking to immerse yourself in Lyon's gastronomic heritage, a visit to Les Halles promises a feast for the senses and an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Place #2
Distance: 0.38mi , Attraction : Dining
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19 Rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon, France
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Lyon, often hailed as the gastronomic capital of France, boasts a rich culinary tradition that reflects the city's history, culture, and geography. Lyon's cuisine is characterized by its hearty, rustic flavors, emphasis on local ingredients, and a deep appreciation for culinary craftsmanship.

Traditional Lyonnais Bouchons bistros are at the heart of the city's culinary scene. Known for their convivial atmosphere and hearty fare, bouchons serve up classic Lyonnais dishes like quenelles (fish dumplings), pike perch dumplings), and tablier de sapeur (breaded and fried beef tripe).

Lyon is famous for its charcuterie, or cured meats, which play a prominent role in its cuisine. Specialties include saucisson sec (dry-cured sausage), rosette (cured pork loin), and andouillette (tripe sausage). These meats are often served as part of a charcuterie board or incorporated into dishes like salade lyonnaise, which features frisée lettuce, lardons, poached egg, and croutons.

Lyonnais cuisine embraces offal, or organ meats, as a culinary delicacy. Dishes like tête de veau (calf's head), cervelle de canut (fresh cheese seasoned with herbs), and gras double (tripe) are beloved by locals and visitors alike for their rich, robust flavors.

Sausages hold a special place in Lyonnais cuisine, with varieties like saucisson de Lyon (pork sausage flavored with pistachios) and andouillette (tripe sausage) being particularly popular. These sausages are often served grilled or cooked in a variety of stews and casseroles.

Lyon is home to several iconic dishes that have become synonymous with the city's culinary identity. Poulet au vinaigre (chicken in vinegar sauce), quenelles de brochet (pike dumplings served with sauce Nantua), and coq au vin (chicken braised in red wine) are just a few examples of the hearty, flavorful fare you'll find in Lyon.

No visit to Lyon would be complete without indulging in its decadent pastries and desserts. From the buttery delights of tarte aux pralines (praline tart) to the delicate perfection of île flottante (floating island dessert), Lyon offers a sweet treat for every palate.

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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Les Halles
Map Pin Place 2 Cuisine
Map Pin Place 3 Rhone
Map Pin Place 4 Place de la Republique
Map Pin Place 5 Place de Jacobins
Map Pin Place 6 Place Bellecour
Map Pin Place 7 Saone and Pont Bonaparte
Map Pin Place 8 Cathedral Saint-Jean Baptiste
Map Pin Place 9 Old Lyon
Map Pin Place 10 Les Traboules
Map Pin Place 11 Les Traboule
Map Pin Place 12 Puppetry
Map Pin Place 13 Cabaret
Map Pin Place 14 Passerelle Saint-Vincent
Map Pin Place 15 Fresque des Lyonanaise
Map Pin Place 16 Place des Terreaux
Map Pin Place 17 Escalier Mermet
Map Pin Place 18 The Roman Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls
Map Pin Place 19 Montee de la Grande-Cote
Map Pin Place 20 Place de la Croix-Rousse
Map Pin Place 21 La Maison des Canuts
Map Pin Place 22 Rue Josephin Soulary Steps
Map Pin Place 23 Buried Treasure
Map Pin Place 24 Parc de la Tête d'Or

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