The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

7 months ago


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Brimming with fabulous features combined with stunning photographs – inspiring, entertaining and informative destination features - Provence, Loire Valley, Normandy, Lyon, Brittany, Alsace and more. Delicious recipes, culture and history, what's new, the best tours and much, much more...

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without sampling the traditional fare of a Lyonnais bouchon. Food can be hearty but I enjoyed a light lunch of delicate fish quenelles at Daniel & Denise Saint-Jean, awarded Bib Gourmand status by Michelin. Foodies should also explore the restaurants and bars of the Hôtel-Dieu, a 17th century hospital overlooking the Rhône, now repurposed as a dining and entertainment complex. This elegant building is also home to the newly revamped Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie, an interactive food discovery centre. So, back home have I made the smooth carrot sauce delicately flavoured with ginger? Or the mushroom sabayon that added a definite je-ne-sais-quoi to the spelt risotto? Well let’s just say not yet. But I have perfected a neat technique for slicing onions without crying, and when I don that Paul Bocuse apron, even my cheese on toast seems worthy of a Michelin star! Fact File Lyon and the Beaujolais both lie within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region Further inspiration from . Beaujolais Tourism: Foodie activities:;; Eating out: Sleeping over: There’s a real buzz to Lyon by night, especially on board the Wagon Bar, a bus turned mobile restaurant where guests relax on the upper deck over a 5-course gastronomic dinner as they are driven over illuminated bridges and past floodlit monuments, through buzzing squares and past lavishly painted walls. A fitting finale to any city break. Fourviere basilica, Lyon Lyon Tourism: Foodie activities:;; Eating out:; Sleeping over: 46 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 47