Lyon is practically synonymous with traditional French gastronomical delights, served in the timeless atmosphere of this venerable city’s many bistrots.
The heart of gastronomical France is Lyon. And with its Roman ruins and craggy gorges along the tumbling Rhône and Ardèche rivers, the Rhône Valley is a wildly romantic region. Ancient fortresses recall the medieval past, Romanesque churches celebrate the sweeping valley views, and Benedictine abbeys watch over flourishing vineyards.The cuisine is both homely and epicurean, offering peaks of gastronomical adventurousness from Lyon’s renowned andouillettes to dried sausages and meats, guinea-fowl and truffles. Not to mention the far-famed Beaujolais wines of the region.