Lyon, international city of Gastronomy

"Lyon is the world capital of gastronomy", as Curnonsky, "the prince of gastronomes" was famous for being said as early as the 20th century. Initiated by women, the Mères Lyonnaises, this culinary tradition has been sustained throughout time and is truly part of LYON’s identity. With the largest food-service related trade fair in the world - SIRHA - and the famous contest “Les Bocuse d’Or”, with over 4.000 registered restaurants, this culinary scene is now being reinvented. Generous, inventive and resolutely focused on the future, the city is training the new generation of chefs in its prestigious schools.

This passion for excellence food has enabled gastronomy to play a significant role in the economic cultural and social life of the city. 

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Culinary effervescence

The epitome of a quality food region

Lyon has an extremely diverse gastronomic heritage. The city’s famous traditional neighbourhood restaurants known as “bouchons” and its Michelin-starred chefs benefit from the area’s high-quality production of fine products. Throughout the city, 220 weekly outdoor markets celebrate regional products. The production of wine such as Beaujolais is also an asset that contributes towards the wealth of Lyon's gastronomy.

Paul Bocuse 3* restaurant's kitchen " L’auberge du Pont de Collonges"

Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie

Opening 2019

In October 2019, the “Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie” has opened its doors in the heart of the emblematic Grand Hôtel Dieu, an architectural masterpiece of the city centre. The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie focus on culinary culture and the French « art de vivre ». It offers interactive experiences, exhibitions, demonstrations, creations, workshops, sharing and exchanges on culinary heritage, and pay particular attention to healthy eating.

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A Gourmet's Agenda

C'est Lyon qui régale - It's Lyon's treat

In addition to its numerous restaurants, food courts and shops, Lyon offers a large variety of food events all year round. They are all available on a daily basis in a Gourmet’s agenda named "C'est Lyon qui régale" (It's Lyon's treat): celebrations, fairs, festivals, markets, cookery workshops, tasting sessions, cultural and good food events in Lyon and the region.  
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