Gourmet Food Tour in Lyon City Center and Halles de Lyon


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Activity Level



City, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Food and wine tasting walking tour

Are you ready to embark on a gourmet adventure blending history, anecdotes and gastronomy?
Discover the city with Alex, guide specialized in food, and stop several times to taste local specialities in both Halles de Lyon Pal Bocuse (indoor Market) and in the city center.
You will sample a wide range of high quality local products, while admiring some of Lyon's key monuments, including the « Presqu'île » town centre, the Saint-Jean cathedral and secret passages known as « traboules ». You'll also learn more about Lyon's cuisine. Accompanied by passionate artisans, you'll enjoy a series of relaxed and convivial tastings of high quality products in the capital of french gastronomy

**This food tour is not suitable for people who are allergic to almond, who don't eat pork or don't drink alcohol **

** Les Halles market is closed on Mondays (whole day) and Sundays afternoons, other options are planned for these days**


Pick-up at the hotel, if the hotel is centraly located, or meeting direclty at Les Halles de Lyon
Half of the tour takes place in the indoor market (savoury tastings in two different shops)

Transportation included towards the center of Lyon (Presqu'ile) for the next tastings.

Wak from shop to shop in Jacobins area and Rue de la République.

Then we will cross the Saone river to end the tour in the old section (Vieux-Lyon) to stop in a confectionery shop in Rue Saint Jean, then in Rue du Boeuf for a 30 min/45 min private demonstration of painting on silk velvet and silkworm farming with a paintbrush in one hand, and a glass of champagne and a slice of brioche with pralines in the second hand !

Duration : 4h/4h30
Walk : 1 mile maximum

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel if centraly located in the main districts of Lyon.

End location: Your hotel if centraly located or 16 Rue du Boeuf in Vieux-Lyon neighbourhood.

Click here to see 16 Rue du Boeuf on Google Maps.

Duration: 4 hours

The duration of the tour and the type of tastings can sligthy vary depending on the day of the tour


This is a walking tour only.
2,5 km in 4 hour

What’s Included

Other: - My service as your guide.

- 1 glass of red wine + 5 lyonnais pork « charcuteries »
- 1 piece of quenelle de brochet (soufflé with pike and crayfish sauce) if indoor market open
- 1 glass of white wine + 3 different cheeses
- 1 « Coussin de Lyon », chocolate (marzipan + curaçao)
- 1 slice of praline tart or brioche with pralines
- 1 macaron from Lyon
- 1 glass of Champagne or local sparkling wine (Cerdon)

Included Transportation :
From your hotel to les Halles de Lyon indoor market, if your hotel is centraly located.
From the market to the center of Lyon.
Taxi if 3 people maximum, public transport for more than 3 pax.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EUR - This tour is all inclusive (tastings + guide service), you won't pay anything during the tour, except if you wish to make personal expenses during the tour such as the chocolates or macarons we taste during the tour or other products seen in the shops we visit.

What’s Extra

Other: Your personal expenses during the tour.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle but I can arrange for a separate car/coach/taxi and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Alex was informative, a pleasure to be with, a true local. Information gained from the food and art artisans was similarly delightful. An excellent tour in the beautiful gentle city of Lyon.
Virginia Kaufman Hall

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