Lyon Map Tourist Attractions
The galaxy of Michelin stars adorning the city’s restaurants confirms what the locals proudly declare this is the gastronomic capital of the Western world. But if haute cuisine doesn’t suit your wallet, try one of Lyon’s many bouchons, cozy restaurants serving local cuisine for low prices. They can be found in the Terraux district, along rue des Marronniers and rue Merciere (both in the 2eme), and on rue St-Jean. Ethnic restaurants are near rue de la Republique, in the 2eme. Locals take pride in their cocons (chocolates wrapped in marzipan), made in Lyon’s grandest patisserie, KBernachon, 42 cours F. Roosevelt, 6eme.
THE PRIDE OF LYON
Dining with the world’s most renowned chefs comes with a price a steep one. However, some of these restaurants have occasional weekend buffet brunches hovering around ‚30-40; check outside or call.
Chez Paul Bocuse, 50 r. de la Plage, 9km out of town (04 72 42 90 90), take bus #40 to Neuville and tell the driver you are going to Bocuse. The pinnacle of the Lyonnais food scene charges accordingly, with menus in excess of ‚100. Open daily noon-2pm and 8-9:30pm.
Leon de Lyon, 1 r. Pleney, ler ( 04 72 10 11 12), features the cuisine of master Jean-Paul Lacombe. Menus ‚55-135. Open Tu-Sa noon-2pm and 7:30-10pm.
Tour Rose, 22 r. du Boeuf, 5eme (04 78 92 69 11), offers the chance to savor the creations of yet another master chef, Philippe Chavent. Menus ‚53-106. Open M-Sa noon-lpm and 7-9:30pm.
Le Nord, 1 r. Neuve, 2eme (04 72 10 69 69). This spin-off restaurant of master Paul Bocuse offers a taste of his famous cuisine and a more reasonable ‚18 menu. Open M-Sa noon-2:30pm and 7-midnight. AmExMCV.
Le Sud, 1 r. Neuve, 26me (04 72 10 69 69). Another Bocuse establishment, Le Sud serves Mediterranean fare in a beautiful setting. Pizzas and pastas from ‚11. Open M-Sa noon-2:30pm and 7-midnight. AmExMCV.