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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.

Ideas for a Road Trip to Lyon

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

Impressions, Facts and Things to do in Lyon (other than eat) by Curious Provence

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and New Chausseurs by Barefoot Blogger

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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