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Lyon and the Alps Restaurants

Café des Fédérations

Updated 04/15/2014

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For 80 years this sawdust-strewn café with homey red-check tablecloths has reigned as one of the city's leading bouchons; however, it may have overextended its stay by trading on past glory—some readers report a desultory hand in the kitchen, and native Lyonnais seem to head elsewhere since the legendary Raymond Fulchiron's recent retirement. Still, for a taste of classic Lyon gastronomy in a historic setting, the deftly prepared local classics like boudin blanc

(white-meat sausage), boudin noir (black sausage), or andouillettes (veal and pork tripe sausage) are hard to beat.

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8 rue du Major-Martin, Lyon, 69001, France

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  • Closed Sun. and July 23–Aug. 23

Updated 04/15/2014


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Apr 3, 2002

The Perfect Bouchon Experience

Les Feds (as it's called by locals) is a fabulous example of the bouchon (a Lyonaisse bistro). Meats slow cooked in sauces are served in their cooking pans, with a dish of rice for the whole table. You'll see lots of well-fed locals here. If you're there in season, definitely get the chicken and crayfish!

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