Old Lyon, Halles Bocuse Walking Culinary Tour with Tasting

Old Lyon, Halles Bocuse Walking Culinary Tour with Tasting
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$411.77
Duration: 3 hours
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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, this gourmet itinerary passes through the most emblematic neighbourhoods of Lyons cuisine. From the Old Lyon, on the banks of the Saône to the Halles Paul Bocuse located on the left bank of the Rhone, you will see the best of Lyon gastronomy. Learn more about the history of the city with chronological stops. Take advantage of the experience to discover the city's different neighbourhoods. During your visit, you will make several stops where you will enjoy some local delicacies' tasting.

Meet your guide in the morning in central Lyon. Start your tour at Saint-Jean square, where you will appreciate the authentic Renaissance charms of the oldest neighbourhood of Lyon. Admire one of its typical "traboules" passage. Have a breakfast stop where you will experiment a local speciality made of praline, the famous pink sweet comprising an almond coated with sugar.

You will then pass through the legendary Passerelle du Palais, which offers an exceptional view over the city. Continue your journey on the other side of the Saône, where the bourgeoisie settled from the 17th century. While making your way along Quai Saint-Antoine, you will be able to savour the gentle way of life in Lyon. Slightly further on, rue de Mercière reveals its traditional Lyon restaurants called "bouchons". Your dedicated guide will recount the history of these famous "Mères lyonnaises" which have shaped the city's gourmet reputation since the 19th century.

You will also stop at one of the stores of the famous Voisin chocolate maker to taste the famous "Coussins de Lyon." This inimitable chocolate and marzipan recipe is in the shape of the cushions used by Lyons silk weavers. Since the 1960s it has been one of the symbols of the local heritage.

A bit later, use the public transport to go to the Halles Paul Bocuse in the modern Part-Dieu neighbourhood. This center of Lyon gastronomy brings together the leading products of the region: cold meats, cheese, quenelles, chocolate, wines, and more. The selection of products that you will have the opportunity to taste varies according to the season. However, every visit ensures gourmet pleasure. In this unique ambiance, savor the delicious regional specialties.

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, this gourmet itinerary passes through the most emblematic neighbourhoods of Lyons cuisine. From the Old Lyon, on the banks of the Saône to the Halles Paul Bocuse located on the left bank of the Rhone, you will see the best of Lyon gastronomy. Learn more about the history of the city with chronological stops. Take advantage of the experience to discover the city's different neighbourhoods. During your visit, you will make several stops where you will enjoy some local delicacies' tasting.