Category Archives: Food and Wine

Wine Museum in Paris, Episode 124

The Wine Museum in Paris

Is the Wine Museum in Paris a must-see? The Musée du Vin is located near the Eiffel Tower and if you are interested in wine you may want to stop by and take a look around. Or should you skip it? Brenda takes us along and lets us know what she thought so you can see for yourself!

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Places Mentioned in this Episode: Musée du Vin, Paris Wine Museum.
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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

Paris food markets and craft beer
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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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