Les Halles Food Market, Lyon

By Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My sister has spent the past few months living in Lyon and has talked non-stop about how incredible the food is. We decided to pay her a visit for the annual 'Fête des Lumières', which is a four day festival of light that attracts around 3 million visitors. It was quite an extraordinary experience, as the whole city became illuminated at night, from light displays projected onto the sides of  historic buildings, to intricate structures propped up on lampposts, it was a very colourful few days.

Lyon is renowned for its gastronomic excellence, so alongside enjoying the vibrant night-life, one of our main objectives was to experience Lyon's famous food culture. The festival attracted a mass of visitors from all around the world and meal times were always extremely busy, with people anxious to get a taste of the famous Lyonnaise dishes. The Les Halles Food Market was one of our first stops. It is one of the most remarkable markets I have ever been to, stuffed full of delicious delicacies and crowded beyond belief with customers hungry for a taste of these treats. From regional cheeses, to delicious cured meats to fresh oysters, the market caters to all, and is absolutely worth a visit, even if you don't intend to buy anything...it would however be very impressive if you were able to walk away empty handed!

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