Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse

Our next stop would be the famous Les Halles de Lyon – the food market.

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Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse ..markets…nothing to impressive outside.wait till your inside.

In 1859 Lyon  opened its doors to its first food market in a large metallic structure located at Place Cordeliers in the centre of the city known as the “Presqu’ile”.  100 years later they built a new market to represent their love of food.

 

In 1971 Les Halles opened its door in the area of La Part-Dieu close to Lyons main train station. It is over 3 floors now however we only went through the ground floor. Paul Bocuse added his name to the market.

Over 48 vendors, butchers, bakers, wine merchants, cheesemonger, poultry.  If you eat it you will find at the market.

Of course what market would it be if there were no samples of food.  We all assembled at the back of the market for a our own special tasting.  It was cordoned off however quite a few French folk tried to join in.  They love free food and who wouldn’t.   In France you don’t taste wonderful food without the glass of wine or 2 or 3.  Or more….

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Our sample’s table

 

We tasted nose to tail pork with aromatic herbs that made your taste buds tingle with delight and wanting more.

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Muriel sampling the wine and food
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Nose to tail samples
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Omgoodness so yummy

We were then given some time to wander around the markets. So much beautiful produce.  The displays are sensational. I think our markets here in Australia should take a note or two from the French markets.

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Pate Croute – all different kinds…

The famous Bresse Chickens – white chickens  only raised within a defined area of Bresse in Eastern France.  They are sold intact …heads and all…see the pictures.  They also have slate blue legs.

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Famous Bresse chickens

Wine…so much wine…rows and rows of bottles.

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French Wine

Cheese oh my you name it its there.

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Cheese

Cakes – I think the pictures will do the talking here.

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How cute is this cake
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more macaroons

 

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more macaroons

Chocolate – rows and rows of this amazing stuff.

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Chocolate 

I think I put on a few kg’s just looking at the most wonderful display of patisseries. Can you believe that I didn’t have at least one patisserie.

I did however purchase some chocolate lipstick!  Which I still have. Yes surprise surprise!

 

We survived the market somehow we managed to get back on the coach and taken into the main part of the city.  The wheels on the bus kept going round, lucky, for all the food we ate it was surprising they didn’t go flat lol.

 

Coming up next  – our afternoon in Lyon.

 

More pics on Instagram…

 

 

 

 

 

14 Replies to “Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse”

  1. Oooh, wow! I’m salivating! This reminds me a little bit of Vancouver’s Granville Market – except much bigger. But the same kind of yummy goodies! I’m envious now!

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