We visited Paris, the Lauragais near Toulouse, Lyon, the Jura, Provence, and Collioure near the border with Spain. In Provence, we rented a house right in the center of a small village, Cucuron, for two weeks… a wonderful spot with many great local people, but many problems with the house – more on this later…
Please see other posts for more info on our trip.
One of our favorite restaurants in Lyon, France, is owned and operated by a Paul Bocuse-trained chef, Brigitte Appaix. Here she explains how her resto came to be, and her commitment to fine, but not fancy, dining. Hosted by Courtney Spring, shot & edited by Don Connors; subtitles in French and English (when needed). I shot this video while staying in Lyon for two months in 2010 – one of many restos in this often tourist-overlooked city.
Courtney Spring takes us on another taste treat trip!
10, Bis Rue de Cuire
Tel: +336 14 80 03 47
Whether you’re planning a last-minute picnic in one of Lyon’s many beautiful parks, or an elegant dinner party, the experts at La Vieille Réserve can help you choose an excellent wine.
La Vieille Réserve Wine Shop
1, Place Tobie Robatel
Enjoy this treat with Courtney Spring.
Les Chocolats Bernard Dufoux
15, rue des Archers
In this video, NotesOnFrance Field Producer Courtney Spring takes us to meet the chef at La Cuisine, and excellent and affordable mid-town restaurant in Lyon.
(Link to interview dubbed in English coming soon!)
Restaurant La Cuisine
9, rue Saint-Polycarpe
(Link to original interview in French here).
Boulanger des Chartreux
49 Rue des Chartreux
When arriving in Lyon, it is a pleasure to discover ways to get to around this beautiful city. Watch our Getting Around video for a quick overview:
Lyon is a crossroads in south eastern France. Since Roman times, Lyon has served as the crossroads of what is now France. Its two rivers have transported people and goods for centuries. Today, Lyon is a European hub with two major TGV stations, and its airport is international. It has a network of metros (subways) buses and trams that covers the entire city. There’s even a funicular that goes up and down the hill at Fourvière.