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Where to eat in LYON?

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The city of Lyon is often referred to as the gastronomic capital of France, and for good reason: its traditional cuisine and love of food make it a must-see destination for all gourmands. Here’s a selection of the best places to sample Lyon’s cuisine during your Rugby World Cup stay.

Les Bouchons Lyonnais

Les Bouchons are Lyon’s traditional restaurants, renowned for their hearty, flavorful cuisine. Local specialties include quenelles de brochet, salade lyonnaise and saucisson brioché. Le Bouchon des Filles and Daniel et Denise are two excellent examples of bouchons, offering traditional dishes in a friendly atmosphere.

Les Restaurants Étoilés (starred restaurants)

Lyon boasts an impressive number of Michelin-starred restaurants, proof of the exceptional quality of its gastronomy. Lyon’s legendary chef Paul Bocuse left his mark on the city with several restaurants, including the Auberge du Pont de Collonges, which retained its three Michelin stars for over 50 years. Other notable starred restaurants include La Mère Brazier, Le Neuvième Art, and Takao Takano.

Food Markets

For a more casual dining experience, consider visiting the local food markets. Marché de la Croix-Rousse, Marché Saint-Antoine and Marché de la Bocuse are famous for their wide selection of fresh, quality produce. You can buy products to take away, or sample local specialties on the spot at the food stands.

Vegan and vegetarian

If you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet, Lyon has something for you too. Restaurants such as Against The Grain, Toutes Les Couleurs and Le Court Circuit offer delicious vegetarian and vegan menus.


Don’t forget to accompany your meal with a glass of local wine, whether it’s a deep red from Côte-Rôtie or a crisp white from Condrieu. Bon appétit in Lyon!

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