While Lyon is internationally renowned for its culinary excellence…
Lyon has many top chefs who are famous all over the world. You have probably heard of Paul Bocuse. Mère Brazier, Lyon’s most famous mother, taught him everything he knows. But that’s not all! There is also Georges Blanc, Mathieu Viannay, Christian Têtedoie…
Naming them all would take too long! Lyon also boasts schools of distinction such as the Paul Bocuse and Vatel Institutes. There are an enormous number of culinary specialities in Lyon, from the apéritif to desserts, including the delicious Christmas papillotes!
… this is not the only domain where the city excels.
Lyon’s many other traditions are also worth mentioning.
- Silk and silk workers known as Canuts played a key role in Lyon’s economy and gastronomy.
- Culturally speaking, the Guignol puppet and the cinema were invented in this city. Every year, the Lumière festival celebrates the cinematic art and the films that made cinema history.
- Lyon is an architectural mix of modern and historic areas (the Vieux Lyon district is even listed as a World heritage site by UNESCO).
- This architecture is showcased during the annual Festival of lights (on 8 December). People come from all around the world to attend this traditional festival and the illumination of the city’s most beautiful buildings.
With all this on offer, Lyon really is a city worth visiting!
So come and check it out for yourself.