Lyon is well-known as a foodie Mecca for hungry travelers. But for the ultimate in foodie experiences, why not check out some cooking classes in Lyon and bring a little of the love back home with you? Channel your inner Julia Child and learn from the best in the foodiest town in France!
Is there a French Chardonnay you just adore? Chances are it hails from the Côte de Beaune, where Beaune wines are born. The region rests on a sloped stretch of limestone and is pretty mild all year round, giving the wines a full, non-acidic flavor that people go absolutely mad for.
While planning a trip to France, you’ll often read about “hidden gems” or “off the beaten path” destinations. But Montpellier is hiding in plain sight; it’s the fastest-growing city in the country, and one which the French themselves routinely vote as one of the top places to live. Yet many visitors have only the vaguest idea where it is, and know little to nothing about its best features. So without further ado, I’d like to tell you a bit about my adopted home, and give you some reasons to get off the beaten path and into this hidden gem!
Lyon is a massive city with an efficient tram system that you’ll find yourself using often. But once in a given neighborhood, you’ll find that walking around and getting lost in the streets and traboules (hidden passageways) is the best way to discover this hidden jewel of a city.
The Normandy region of France has millennia of history, and it’s arguably the number one reason why people visit. But it’s also one of the top agricultural spots in the country – and apples, pardon the pun, are their bread and butter.
It’s no secret that when it comes to French cuisine, Lyon takes the cake—or, rather, the macaron. So when I found myself in Lyon recently, I decided I wanted to do more than simply eat at the local bouchons, I wanted to peek into the notorious French kitchen and try my hand at baking something, so I signed up for the two-hour French Pastry and Dessert Class at L’atelier des Chefs, a famous cooking school with several branches around the country.