A night in Lyon and unforgetable dinner at Cafe Comptoir Abel
As we plan trips to the South of France, I look for good fares from San Francisco to Geneva, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Nice. Recently, it seems Geneva and Lyon have offered the best fares on our favourite airline. The first couple of times we flew into Lyon, we went straight from Saint-Exupéry Airport to Sablet and vice versa on the return trip.
This year we went to Lyon the day before we were scheduled to fly home so we could eat in one of the famous bouchons, which Lyon is famous for. After all, Lyon is considered to be the gastronomic capital of France.
…Continue reading here for the rest of Michel’s post about why you want to visit Lyon. This gastronomic capital is filled with religious history (Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière), Roman ruins, French Resistance bravery, modern museums and old silk trade. However, more than anything Lyon is known for its foodie culture. In this article, Michel takes you to a traditional bouchon (think Parisian bistro with less attitude) Café Comptoir Abel.
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