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Lyon, France - Wanderlust bee

For this short weekend break we decided to visit another city in France, this time in Lyon. We decided to leave it up to price and which ever we could get cheap flights for. £50 flights to Lyon were the best option so here is what we got up to..

Last year we visited Bordeaux which inspired our return to France – Three days in Bordeaux
Bordeaux was one of the best foodie breaks we have taken!!


We found a great Air b&b in the city which was in a great location.
Our location was great in close vicinity to Vieux. I won’t actually recommend it at the hosts were quite rude and tried to charge us damages upon leaving but the location was idea in -The Lyon peninsula (Lyon 2).
A great thing about Lyon is the city is easily walkable.

Welcome to Lyon

Arriving into the airport early in the morning it’s very easy to catch public transport in to the city. The train leaves every 15 minutes taking just over 33 minutes. So quick and efficient and so much cheaper than a taxi.

Walk through the city grab some wine and snacks along the way from the train station. We walked through to Vieux Lyon, the old town area. The area is very quaint cobble stones and cute cafes.
From here grab lunch in one of the many eateries around the old town.
Get the Fourvière up to the cathedral and view point over the city for a couple of euros for a short stay.
Note about me I like to wander in a new city, it’s one of my favourite ways to explore.

In the late afternoon we grabbed some food + drinks at Cafe 203 which was close to our Air B&B.

Evening One – Lyon

We started the evening with drinks at Casa Bea with gorgeous interior and extensive cocktail menu and wines. It’s lovely place to sit either inside or outside. They also looked to do some incredible food also.
For dinner across the street is CasaSoho for delicious small plates.
Our order: Mini fish burgers, charcuterie board + dips + breads – delicious.

Day Two in Lyon

A rainy day in Lyon, when I say it rained ALL day. We are from Manchester and it rained A LOT.
One thing we really struggled with in Lyon was finding somewhere for breakfast. In most cities we have found its really easy, this may be as it was pouring down.
We did find a great cafe – Zoe Cafe in Vieux. They had the most delicious baked goods and coffees to watch the world go by outside.
After a short wander round, we called it a day and went back to the air B&B in the hopes the rain stopped. It didn’t!

Evening Two

The Relais de l’Entrecôte owes its reputation to its single course menu: a walnut salad followed by an extra tender sirloin steak with its famous secret sauce, and delicious home-made french fries.
The profiteroles stole the show they were absolutely delicious.
The concept is you stand outside until it opens then all file inside for the set menu. The service is quick and efficient. Really recommend Steak frites when in France.

Day Three in Lyon

On our third day the sun was back out, We had finally booked brunch at Milk & pug. This was the most delicious breakfast. The whole menu is pancakes which we did not realise but great opportunity to try something new. More wandering around the city in the sunshine and doing a spot of shopping.

For lunch we fancied pizza – Anotonio & Marco. The food was delicious here and the decor upstairs was gorgeous, however it was a little crammed in. I was glad it was fairly quiet. They also offer delivery which would be ideal for a picnic outside.

In the evening we tried to find a charcuterie board which rivalled the ones we had in Bordeaux. We went to BMD Wine Bar in Vieux. We were looking for quiet wine bars we were fond of Bordeaux – BMD Wine Bar isSmall, modest locale pairing a variety of wines with meat & cheese boards. Exactly what we were after.

Then later on visiting L’Ange Di Vin for more wines and nibbles and charcuterie.

Thoughts on Lyon

We had a lovely weekend in Lyon, every time we visit France we love it. A great weekend of good wine and charcuterie exactly what we had in mind.

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