A new journey to experience food from Dijon to Marseille via Lyon

An inviting and authentic gourmet experience: this is the Valley of Gastronomy in a nutshell. Stretching from Dijon to Marseille via Lyon, this culinary voyage was initiated by the regions of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, which came together with the aim of creating a common point of reference for their gastronomic excellence.  

What is the Valley of Gastronomy?

Driven by their passion for a special art of living and know-how, the regions aim to bring together their many food professionals, including artisans, farmers, winegrowers, restaurant owners and more. The Valley of Gastronomy remains a project on a human scale, with its ‘gourmet offerings’ and ‘remarkable experiences’, which take you to the heart of this shared passion and love of food. 
With numerous partners in various food industries, it offers a chance to discover professions, production processes and, of course, new products. There are a diverse range of activities and many flavours to be discovered, through classes, walks and workshops.

Lyon, a key stage on this journey

The city of Lyon lies in the centre of the valley. Halfway between Dijon and Marseille, the world capital of gastronomy is the key stage on this journey, with a deep involvement in the project. With many partners and events, it offers a chance to understand and appreciate all the richness of Lyon’s food heritage. To discover the city’s flavours, the Valley of Gastronomy offers unique experiences with the most renowned restaurants. While L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Paul Bocuse’s famous restaurant, immediately springs to mind, other restaurants with talented chefs can be discovered.

The aim of the Valley of Gastronomy is to offer “remarkable experiences”, such as the secrets of Lyon’s pâté en croûte with chef Joseph Viola. In the kitchens of the restaurant Daniel et Denise, the ‘Pâté en Croûte World Champion’ will be delighted to present to you this iconic part of Lyon’s gastronomic tradition. You can also explore the many other flavours of the capital of gastronomy, with its famous bouchons and bistros. Once again, pride of place will be given to authenticity and local produce, with gourmet dishes prepared by passionate professionals.

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Lyon Food Tour Vieux-Lyon 4H

Lyon Food Tour

Between traboules and gourmet breaks, accompanied by a local guide, go on a discovery of the unmissable historical district of Old Lyon and its...

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Lyon Food Tour Halles de Lyon 2H

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The Temple of the Gastronomy Lyonnaise is a real treat for the eyes as for taste! Erik reveals the secrets of this unmissable place by enjoying the...

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Lyon Food Tour Vieux-Lyon 3H

Lyon Food Tour

Explore this alternative district in a gourmet way! Go to discover this lively lyonnais neighborhood between murals paintings, traboules, street art...

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Praline & Rosette

Let yourself be guided by Audrey, from Praline et Rosette and succumb to the gourmet temptation! On the menu: a walk through Lyon’s Presqu'île...

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Le Poêlon d'Or

In an authentic, hundred-year-old setting, the team at Le Poêlon d'Or will introduce you to Lyon's traditional specialities.

4.5 / 5

Le Bouchon Sully

Le Bouchon Sully is a new traditional 'bouchon' restaurant in the 6th 'arrondissement' of Lyon, that opened on the 1st October 2014! This is the new...

4.5 / 5

M Restaurant

Generous and inventive cuisine concocted by the talented Julien Gautier, former head chef of Léon de Lyon. The service is professional yet casual at...

4.5 / 5

La Mère Brazier **

The Maison Eugénie Brazier, a genuine, internationally renowned institution of Lyon has regained its rightful place in the gastronomic hall of fame...

4.5 / 5

Le Président restaurant

Elegant cuisine served in a chic and inviting atmosphere, near Tête d'Or park.

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L'Encart is an adventure embarked upon by two friends, passionate about wine and good food. L'Encart features Julien in the kitchen and Xavier in the...

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Daniel & Denise Croix-Rousse

This is the 3rd restaurant in the Croix-Rousse district for chef Joseph Viola, awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (best craftsman of France)...

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La Meunière

This traditional 'bouchon' restaurant of Lyon has been taken over by Olivier Canal and Franck Delhoum and mainly serves the great classics of the Lyon...

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La Mère Léa

If you want to taste the real cuisine of Lyon, with quality food made in the traditional way, you need look no further than this local institution. 

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Marché Fermier des Producteurs - Place Carnot

Place Carnot

The stalls are set up facing each other, forming a row around a hundred metres long. There are fruit and vegetable, flowers and herbs, meat and cheese...

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Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse (indoor market hall)

If gastronomy were a religion, Lyon would be a pilgrimage site, Les Halles would be the temple and its sixty-or-so shopkeepers would be the...

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Daniel & Denise

In this authentic 'bouchon' restaurant of Lyon, the chef Joseph Viola, awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (best craftsman of France) title, weaves...

Food tours by Tasty Lyon

We have created tours that will allow you tothrough history, anecdotes, recipes and incredible tastings of course… Discover Lyon in all its...

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