Discover our gourmet specialities
It would be a shame to not try our culinary specialities – they are an essential part of the Lyon experience! Here are a few locations that offer delicacies that can only be found in Lyon!
What about that beautiful pink brioche that is calling your name through the window of la Marquise? We are way ahead of you! Yes, it may be a bit much, but in Lyon, generosity goes hand in hand with authenticity.
Would you like to taste wine made in Lyon ? Opening the very first urban winery was the crazy dream of Franck and Grégoire Saint Olive. Last September, they moved their stainless-steel vats and barrels into the heart of Lyon’s 6th district in order to produce their wine in an urban setting. The first four cuvées have been released: four single-varietal wines named Cuvée 480, in reference to the river Saône’s length in kilometres.
This time, we head outside of Lyon for a great reason! the Maison Duculty, a family-run business from the neighbouring Loire department makes charcuterie using ancestral and artisanal methods. Indulge in some of the best charcuterie and products from the Lyon region: Jesus de Lyon sausage, rosette sausage, etc.
And if you are more of a chocolate lover, don’t forget to bring back some famous coussins de Lyon desserts from the renowned chocolatiers, Voisin!
Gifts linked to Lyon’s traditional industry
In Lyon, silk is sacred. For those who like fine fabrics, we recommend visiting the shop Brochier Soieries. And how about a unique item from Sophie Guyot or a beautiful wild silk scarf from CathAm?
For those who like to give original and unique gifts? Then head to the Village des Créateurs, where you can meet designers from Lyon who will be delighted to share their passion with you.
You’ll also want to check out Emilie Ettori’s creations! She draws Lyon’s different neighbourhoods by hand and with a passionate eye. Find her drawings on tote bags, cards and posters, in limited editions and as part of a collectible series. Her artwork can be found at the shop of the Musées Gadagne.
Cosmetics from Lyon, a great gift idea!
Something to pamper yourself with, to enjoy a personal moment, to bubble your bath… Here are some cosmetics 100% made in Lyon!
And for the bearded men in your life, we have a great selection of Ça va barber ! brand beard oils. Everything is made in Lyon using 100% natural ingredients, and tested on the beard of the creator of the brand, Geoffrey. Their products can be found in the shop Les Curieux, 18 rue Palais Grillet, Lyon 2nd arrondissement.
The Carnets de Savon soaps, crafted by Audrey in the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, are beautiful, organic and created using a cold saponification process. Will you go for Paris by night , which combines rose hip and bergamot, or stay local with the X-Rousse which combines rosemary and hops? Her products can be found at the shop L'Instant Poétique, 129 boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon 4th arrondissement.
And for the kids?
They have most likely already hinted towards some gift ideas before you head back!
The Polochon & Cie “Passe-Partout” is a nomad lamp that your kids will keep close when night falls. Both reassuring and playful, it has a beechwood handle and a luminous shade that comes with or without a pattern (one of the illustrated patterns is created by the Lyon brand, Zü). This product can be found at Les Enfants rêveurs, 22 cours Franklin Roosevelt, Lyon 6th arrondissement.
For residents of Lyon who wish to rediscover their city
You don’t need to go far: the Tourist Office sells gift vouchers that can be used to enjoy all our activities : The Lyon City Card!
How about buying a ticket for a show? Lyon has a rich cultural offering, with something for all tastes, such as the Opéra de Lyon or the Maison de la Danse.