Quick Details: Lyon’s East-Meets-West Dining Scene

Evening activity in Vieux Lyon.
Tomo's lobster yaki-onigiri.
Saint-Antoine Celestins market.

The Lay of Lyon

Explore the culinary hub’s East-meets-West dining scene.


Getting There
Travel to Lyon, 280 miles southeast of Paris, in less than two hours via one of the daily high-speed trains that link the city to the French capital. There are direct flights to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Canada, but not the United States.

The stony streets
of Lyon’s most iconic neighborhood, Vieux Lyon, enfold rustic-chic Cour des Loges. In addition to 60 rooms and suites,
the property offers ample spots for indulgence: the Michelin-starred Les Loges restaurant and art deco-style bar, as well as a spa, swimming pool, and steam room.

Villa Florentine serves up views of the UNESCO-listed Vieux Lyon neighborhood and Saône River from the forested slope of Fourvière hill. The 28-room hotel’s history dates back to the seventeenth century, and its current draws include its Michelin-starred restaurant (Les Terrasses de Lyon) as well as a swimming
pool and Jacuzzi – all with panoramic views of their own.

Cruise through Michelin country on Tauck’s ten-day trip, which kicks off in Paris, then moves (by train) to Lyon for a sailing on the Rhone River through some of the country’s tastiest towns.

Saveurs de PY $$-$$$
Lunch and dinner
8 rue Pailleron, 33-4/7828-8086.

Au 14 Février $$$$
One Michelin star
Lunch (Saturday only) and dinner.
6 rue Mourguet

L’Ourson Qui Boit $$-$$$
Lunch and dinner
23 rue Royale

Tomo $$$
Lunch and dinner
7 rue Pierre Corneille
33-4/7841-8460, www.restaurant-tomo.fr.

Do Mo $$$
Lunch and dinner
45 quai Rambaud

Imouto $$-$$$
Lunch and dinner
21 rue Pasteur, 33-4/7276-9953

Read more about these spots: 6 Lyon Restaurants with Japanese Influences

Originally appeared in Virtuoso Life magazine, November 2014.

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The Palais de Justice bridge across the Saone.