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Top Attractions in Lyon, Episode 113

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Top Attractions in Lyon, Episode 113

Lyon is on the Rhone Valley and the second largest city in France. It is famous for its gastronomy and economic dynamism. But what is it like as a visitor? How much time should you plan to stay? What are the top attractions in Lyon? 

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Hotels Recommended in this Episode: Annie stayed at the Ibis Styles Lyon Part-Dieu. It was clean, comfortable, quiet (despite the proximity to the main train station) , the breakfast buffet was good, the staff professional, and the nearest tram station is right across the street. We’d stay there again!

Episode Highlights

  • Musings on how to select a hotel in a large city
  • French tip of the week
  • Answer to a listener question on health care in France
  • The 6 most salient points in the history of Lyon
    • #1 The capital of the Roman Gaul
    • #2 Commercial hub during the Renaissance
    • #3 The French Revolution
    • #4 Top attractions in Lyon today
    • #5 Auguste and Louis Lumière
    • #6 The city during the Résistance
  • Annie’s visit
  • Traboules
  • Gastronomy
  • La Fourvière Basilica
  • A few other highlights
  • What else should you visit nearby?
  • Conclusion: food, wine, a beautiful downtown and a friendly athmostphere. These are the top attractions in Lyon!

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Food Markets and Craft Beer in Paris, Episode 108

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Food Markets and Craft Beer in Paris

Emily Dilling is an author and podcaster who comes on the show to share her experiences about Food Markets and Craft Beer in Paris as well as some of her favorite French recipes.

Book Recommendation: My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of Seasonal Flavors and French Recipes


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Restaurant and Bars Recommendations (lots of great Paris craft beer places in this list):

Places Mentioned on this Episode: Le Halles de Paris, marché Ornano (18th), marché des Batignoles (border of 8th and 17th), marché Raspail, marché des Batignolles, marché Ornano, marché Bastille.

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The Saint Vincent Tournante Burgundy Wines Festival, Episode 98

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Burgundy Wines

Each late January in Burgundy you can enjoy the Saint Vincent Tournante Burgundy Wines Festival. It is a combination of religious and secular traditions in celebration of Burgundy wines and the Saint Patron of wine. The statue of Saint Vincent goes around from village to village and the honor of hosting the statue is given to a different family each year. This year the celebrations are centered around the village of Irancy in the Auxerroi, about two hours drive south-west of Paris.  Kelly Kamborian tells us how to best enjoy the festival as a visitor.

Places Mentioned on this Episode: Irancy, Nuits Saint Georges, Château de Clos de Vougeot, Beaune, Mersault.


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