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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and New Chausseurs

Day Two in Lyon was a rainy day, so a perfect time to do some shopping. Not that I need an excuse to shop! The first stop was the city market in Lyon, known as “Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.” The outside of the building is less than thrilling; the 50 or more merchants inside make it colourful and more upscale than most city markets I’ve seen.  Explore this Post

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
102 Cr Lafayette F,
69003 Lyon
Open daily, including holidays

Eating in Lyon

Lyon sits at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and enjoys the fruits of wine labour from Côtes du Rhône vineyards to the south and Burgundy a couple of hours north. The most traditional Lyonnais restaurants are called “bouchons.” Lyon’s version of a Paris bistro, these lively restaurants serve local fare. The meals are hearty to go along with the wine. Menus might include Rosette Lyonnaise (a cured pork sausage), potatoes gratin, sausage varieties such as a pistachio version, or coq au vin. On the sweeter side, among the local specialities are candied chestnuts (marrons glacés), pralines (pink sugar-coated almonds) and bugnes, a “light” version of a beignet. After a few food-filled days in Lyon, it may be time to return to the lighter tastes of Provence.

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Deborah Bine

The Barefoot Blogger, aka Deborah Bine, loves to share tales of her solo life in France as an American expat who speaks no French. Retired from a career in advertising and marketing communications, and divorced after a 40-year marriage with children, Deborah left Beaufort, South Carolina and all of her belongings last year to move to the south of France. Now that she has found her "bliss," her passion is to encourage others to break away from whatever is holding them back and to go after their dreams. "We're on life's journey alone. Be certain you love where you are."

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