Lyon and the Alps

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  • 1. La Belle en Cuisse

    Hams cured right on the premises hang from the ceiling at this small gourmet shop, where you can sample just about any kind of regional meat or cheese. Looking for a pot of foie gras, or perhaps a bottle of the locally made liquor called génépi? This is the place.

    1 rue de Caron, Val Thorens, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 73440, France
    04–79–00–04–30
  • 2. Antic Wine

    Vieux Lyon

    For great wines, tasting sessions, and up-to-the-minute information on local restaurants, don't miss the prize-winning "flying sommelier," Georges Dos Santos, at Antic Wine.

    18 rue du Bœuf, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69005, France
    04–78–37–08–96
  • 3. Atelier 3 Ceramics

    Three local ceramists display their colorful handmade wares: plates, bowls, platters, teapots, and irresistible items for the home and kitchen in a bright showroom attached to the pottery workshop.

    D86, 33 Faubourg la Cire, Viviers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 07220, France
    04–75–52–76–71
  • 4. Bernachon

    Brotteaux

    Some say Bernachon is the best chocolaterie in France. It's a family business that proudly passes the torch from father to son.

    42 cours Franklin-Roosevelt, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69006, France
    04–78–24–37–98
  • 5. Bouillet

    La Croix Rousse

    With a stunning selection of artisanal chocolate, Bouillet is paradise for chocoholics. It also has stores at 14 rue des Archers and 3 rue d'Austerlitz.

    15 pl. de la Croix Rousse, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69004, France
    04–78–28–90–89
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  • 6. Cha Yuan

    Presqu'île

    The best tea shop in Lyon, Cha Yuan stocks more than 300 varieties from all over the world. You can also buy candies, gourmet goodies, and everything you need to brew the perfect cup of tea.

    7–9 rue des Remparts d'Ainay, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
    04–78–41–04–60
  • 7. Diogène

    Vieux Lyon

    Smelling of old leather and ancient paper, this shop sells rare and antique books.

    29 rue St-Jean, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69005, France
    04–78–42–29–41
  • 8. Farto

    To sample a sensational tartiflette, the Savoie casserole made with potatoes, diced bits of salt pork, and locally produced Reblochon cheese, head to this tiny gourmet shop in Méribel Mottaret. It's made by hand in the spotless open kitchen, along with piles of diots (sausages) and other delicacies.

    Centre Commercial Mottaret, Méribel, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 73550, France
    04–79–04–27–93
  • 9. Grand Hotel-Dieu

    Presqu'île

    Lyon's stately 17th-century hospital is now a dazzling center for dining, shopping, and leisure. The six spacious courtyards are lined with an assortment of stylish high-end fashion, decor, and cosmetics chains and one-off boutiques, interspersed with upscale specialty food shops, wine and cocktail bars, and chic indoor-outdoor dining, along with two museums, the Cité Internationale de Gastronomie and the elegant Intercontinental Lyon Hôtel-Dieu, the city's massive luxury hotel.

    1 pl. de l'Hôpital, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
  • 10. L'Atelier de Soierie

    Presqu'île

    Plan a trip here to see how silk prints are made, and perhaps take home a piece of Lyon.

    33 rue Romarin, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69001, France
    04–72–07–97–83
  • 11. La Maison des Canuts

    La Croix Rousse

    In Lyon's old silk quartier, this boutique is replete with fine examples of locally made fabrics that you can wear or take home with you.

    10–12 rue d'Ivry, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69004, France
    04–78–28–62–04
  • 12. Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

    Part-Dieu

    Take a cue from superstar chef Paul Bocuse and shop at the market stalls of Lyon's most extensive and vibrant food market, named after its legendary chef.

    102 cours Lafayette, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69003, France
    04–78–62–39–33
  • 13. Nicolas Fafiotte Couture

    Presqu'île

    This shop specializes in Fafiotte's high-end evening wear, and you need an appointment to visit.

    8 rue du Plat, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
    04–72–41–84–79
  • 14. Part-Dieu

    Part-Dieu

    One of the biggest shopping centers in Europe is Part-Dieu, where you'll find more than 250 shops and boutiques. Galeries Lafayette, a major department store, brings Parisian flair to Lyon.

    Rue du Dr-Bouchut, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69003, France
    04–72–60–60–62
  • 15. Pignol

    Presqu'île

    A good, if somewhat pricey, place to stock up on pastries, preserved meats, and wines. It has expanded to become a mini-chain, with locations selling gourmet prepared foods at 8 place Bellecour, 48 rue Vendôme, and 42 rue de la République. The tearoom is at this address.

    17 rue Émile-Zola, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
    04–78–92–43–92
  • 16. Poterie Hostein

    A husband and wife ceramist team create charming pottery objects for the home from a pretty, light-filled gallery.

    26 Place de la Roubine, Viviers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 07220, France
    04–75–52–79–06
  • 17. Printemps

    Presqu'île

    This is the Lyon outpost of the famous Parisian department store specializing in fashions for men and women.

    42 rue de la République, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
    04–72–41–29–29
  • 18. Reynon

    Presqu'île

    This is the place for charcuterie. Look for the wonderful array of sausages hanging in the front window.

    13 rue des Archers, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
    04–78–37–39–08
  • 19. Voisin

    Presqu'île

    For the famous chocolate coussins (pillows), check out Voisin. The confections have become so popular that there are now eight shops in Lyon, including one at 11 place Bellecour, right next to the main tourist office.

    28 rue de la République, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France
    04–78–42–46–24
  • 20. Village des Créateurs

    La Croix Rousse
    Closed Permanently

    In La Croix Rousse—once the heart of Lyon's silk trade and the traditional neighborhood for artists and craftspeople—this pleasant pedestrian street is a showplace for 70 talented young designers. Along with fashions for women (often using locally made silk), men, and children, you'll also find beautiful handmade ceramics, leather goods, and jewelry.

    19 rue René Leynaud, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69001, France
    04–78–27–37–21

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