Holiday in Lyon – Your guide to Lyon, France


What to eat in Lyon?

Known as the gastronomical capital of the world, Lyonnaise cooking is world-famous and dining is a serious affair. As you relax at the local bouchons, be sure to sample the classic local specialties.

  1. Cevelle de Canuts: A simple and delicious creamy cheese dip, seasoned with shallots, garlic and herbs. Traditionally served as a mid-morning snack or at the end of a meal.
  2. Gateau de foie: A light and airy pate made with chicken livers.
  3. Salade de pieds de mouton: A green salad featuring sheep’s feet. With plenty of flavour to be found in the cartilage, tendons and skin, Lyon butchers sell sheep’s feet pre-cooked for this classic Lyonnaise dish.
  4. Saucisson sec: Dry sausage, available in endless flavours and varieties.
  5. Lyonnaise potatoes: Sliced potatoes fried in goose fat with onions.
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