A holiday in Lyon cannot be said to be complete without setting foot in one of its bouchons. And without having visited his most famous market: Halles de Lyon. Or, to be more precise, Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.
After all, the city, is considered the real capital of French gastronomy!
Paul Bocuse, in these parts, is considered a real institution. For him, cooking has always been his reason for living, leading him to become one of the best cooks in the country and around the world. An important international competition was dedicated to the multi-starred chef (the Bocuse d’Or) and, of course, the most representative gastronomic place in the city.
Halles de Lyon is a food market that is quite out of the ordinary. And, precisely for this reason, a place not to be missed during your vacation.
Reflecting Bocuse’s thinking, it is the place where design meets excellence, a crossroads of taste and flavors.
As indicated by the organizers, in this market you will find 55 traders “ready to defend the taste memory of an entire region. With the aim of honoring the finest products, elevating the senses and cultivating excellence. In each of them resounds the soul of Lyon, the Capital of Gastronomy“.
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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is located at Cr Lafayette 102. The place is well connected by public transport.
By Tram (line T4) and Metro (line B), get off at the nearby Part-Dieu stop and walk to your destination in about 5 minutes. Furthermore, Gare Part Dieu is also an important railway station in Lyon. From here, in fact, the TGV, TER, Rhonexpress, and Intercités trains pass.
In addition, the C3 and C13 bus lines stop in front of the building.
Public transport is absolutely preferred. Those wishing to arrive by car, however, can park at LPA Halles, a large multi-storey car park, located adjacent to the Market. You can, if necessary, recharge your electric car.
The market is open every day, from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, at the following times:
Prices are slightly higher than average. The quality is truly flawless. The traders will be able to satisfy all palates with proposals that of oysters, fruit and vegetables, cheese, baked goods, pastries, meats, meat, fish, rotisserie.
Of course, wine will also be the great protagonist.
It is a real paradise for lovers of French cheeses, pates and terrines. Also try the oysters and crabs. Another specialty of the place are frogs.
You can consume on the spot, or decide to sharpen the products to take them home. The market is beautiful even just to see (despite the temptation to buy something is great).
On the top floor there is a beautiful and large terrace, ideal when the sun shines and when the weather is nice. It can be reached by elevator. Here, you will find chairs and tables.
Thanks to the presence of elevators, the place is perfectly accessible even by people with mobility difficulties and in wheelchairs.