The complete gourmet tour of Lyon

Tour Number

Activity Level

94554


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), French (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Private tour of the UNESCO center + tastings !


Do you want to have a taste of the best food in town?
Lyon is famous for several things : it's UNESCO center, and it's food.
Let's have a taste of both!

The tour starts in place Bellecour, the true center of the city.
Around Bellecour, we will walk a little to see beautiful monuments (the Célestins theatre, etc. )

Our first stop is here : I will take you to one of the most famous shops in Lyon (Charcuterie Reynon) to taste the "Pâté en croute" (typical local meat pie with duck or Bresse chicken) and the traditional "Rosette" (dry-cured sausage).

The next part of the tour will take you to the Old Lyon, the famous medieval area, where you will learn all the anecdotes and stories about gastronomy back in the days, and those strange habits people had. . .

After that, it might be time for a cheese & wine tasting with my friend Laurent.
Then, a last "traboule", and finally, coffee and sweets : Macarons, "Coussins lyonnais" (marzipan sweet) and "pralines".
You will have a sample of the best Lyon has to offer!

Itinerary

Departure : Place Bellecour
Walk around the Hôtel Dieu and the Théâtre des Célestins
Cross the Saône river
Tour in the Old Lyon
End of the tour in front of the Cathedral Saint-Jean.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Place Bellecour, "Under the horse's tail" (sculpture in the center)
I'm easy to recognize : the shortest guide in Lyon ! ;)

End location: Place Saint-Jean. (Old town, near metro station "Vieux-Lyon"

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

We will walk in the historical center of Lyon and make several tasting stops.

What’s Included

- a tour of the UNESCO center of Lyon.
- a slice of "pâté en croute"
- a Quenelle
- a glass of wine + cheese
- a coffee and a brioche pralinée

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - Some average prices in Lyon
- Lunch (3 course meal + one drink) : from 30€
- Coffee : from 1,5€ to 3€
- Single metro or funicular ticket : 1,80
- Taxi ride from Part-dieu train station to the center (Place Bellecour) on a week day : around 15€

What’s Extra

- Transportation to/from the tour
- Lunch or Diner in a restaurant

Contact this Guide

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Message Clémence P.

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