Half-Day Old Lyon Gourmet Tour

Half-Day Old Lyon Gourmet Tour

Enjoy a walk in the historic neighbourhood of Lyon and discover some of the culinary specialities.

Tour type: Group , Duration: 3 hours

Product ID: 52118
Description

Enjoy a walk in the historic neighbourhood of Lyon and discover some of the culinary specialities with this half-day tour.  
On the right bank of the Saône, the historic neighbourhood of Lyons, a UNESCO World Heritage site, invites you for a visit that feels out of time. Known around the world for its Renaissance architecture, Old Lyons has been inhabited since the Carolingian period.
Start by admiring the Renaissance spirit of the oldest square in Lyons. You will have time to contemplate the majestic Gothic cathedral. After taking advantage of the view from Fourvière Basilica, which dominates Lyon from the top of its hill, start your walk around this historical neighbourhood.
Your guide, a dedicated historian of the city, will show you around. Stroll the charming paved streets and contemplate the authentic architecture of its buildings. Old Lyon will soon hold no secrets for you! As you pass by its typical "traboules”, you will discover its magnificent hidden courtyards.
In Lyon, history and gastronomy are closely linked. Your walk will be punctuated with delicious tasting experiences. Each stop will present a local speciality.
You will enjoy a praline pastry. This pink confectionery, comprising...

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Enjoy a walk in the historic neighbourhood of Lyon and discover some of the culinary specialities with this half-day tour.  
On the right bank of the Saône, the historic neighbourhood of Lyons, a UNESCO World Heritage site, invites you for a visit that feels out of time. Known around the world for its Renaissance architecture, Old Lyons has been inhabited since the Carolingian period.
Start by admiring the Renaissance spirit of the oldest square in Lyons. You will have time to contemplate the majestic Gothic cathedral. After taking advantage of the view from Fourvière Basilica, which dominates Lyon from the top of its hill, start your walk around this historical neighbourhood.
Your guide, a dedicated historian of the city, will show you around. Stroll the charming paved streets and contemplate the authentic architecture of its buildings. Old Lyon will soon hold no secrets for you! As you pass by its typical "traboules”, you will discover its magnificent hidden courtyards.
In Lyon, history and gastronomy are closely linked. Your walk will be punctuated with delicious tasting experiences. Each stop will present a local speciality.
You will enjoy a praline pastry. This pink confectionery, comprising an almond coated with caramelised sugar, cooked in a brioche or a tart, has become one of the symbols of Lyons’ cake-making tradition.
You will also be able to taste the authentic “Coussin de Lyon”. Created in the 1960s by the famous chocolate maker Voisin, this well-known chocolate and marzipan treat is shaped to resemble the cushions used by the city’s silk weavers.
A savoury stop is also planned so that you can discover the local cold meats and cheeses paired with a glass of wine.
Finally, the tour ends at Place Bellecour and you can have the option to participate in a cooking workshop. Thanks to a fun and educational approach, you will learn the secrets of Lyonnaise cuisine as you’ll prepare your own "cervelle de canut".
Please note: Tour is also available as a private tour, including pick-up from your hotel, running every day, except Wednesday. Please get in touch here for more information.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Group size
1 - 12
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Place Bellecourt Lyon

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Includes
  • Tastings of local specialties (1 pastry, 1 "coussin")
  • Cheese and cold meats tasting paired with wine
  • Tour guide
  • Cooking workshop (optional)

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Cancellation Policy

The tour is bookable to 6.00 pm the day before departure

Organized by

WLADIMIR Jandet

An experienced driver-guide and a qualified lover of fine wines, with a diploma from Suze la Rousse Wine University, Wladimir knows the region’s vineyards by heart. Therefore, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Côte Rôtie and Vallée du Rhône hold no secrets for him! His people skills and sense of hospitality allow him to share his passion for wine with great enthusiasm. He guides his customers around the very best wine-makers, teaching them how to discover and appreciate the wines of our region. He also offers them the chance to learn how to taste them.


Product ID: 52118

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