Do you know Saillans? It was in this charming spot - nestled on the banks of the Drôme River - that Marie was born. Starting out in this village, which in the 19th century played its part in the Lyon region’s silk manufacturing boom, Marie’s path has led her step by step (or should that be stitch by stich?) to her current role.

Laurence Papoutchian

Yes, you heard me right. Marie (now a proud inhabitant of Villeurbanne) is also a keen knitter and gives free rein to her passion by producing outfits for her 2-year old (who is - duh! - the world’s most beautiful toddler!).

When not hunting for vintage clothes and accessories, she can be found comfortably curled up with a good book or watching one of her favourite series, especially “6 Feet Under”, which is top of her “to be buried with” list.

After working at a major media group for several years, Marie recently embarked on an exciting new adventure as a freelance writer. This passionate wordsmith loves to tell her own stories and bewitch young audiences with her words.  Her children’s picture book, Maxence Lepou, is a marvellous mix of poetry and illustrations.

As she joins our writing team, she is looking forward to inspiring your next trip with her undying love of both language and the Lyon region. 

More tips and reviews by Marie

Lyon : parks, squares and play areas for happy children

Here is a selection of great spots for children to play in Lyon, which you can enjoy along your walks and outings as a family in and around the...

Les Halles Grand Hôtel-Dieu

Inventing ‘Les Halles’ of tomorrow in an exceptional setting, in the heart of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu: Nine local artisans work shoulder to shoulder in...

Lyon: Five interior decoration shops to be discovered

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending a lot of time at home of late... And I’ve developed a strong urge to entirely redo my interior! And...

Lyon: where should you go for breakfast?

A cardboard-tasting croissant and dishwater-like coffee are no way to start a good day. So, whether you’re a morning person or not and whatever the...

Lyon’s top five rooftops

Whether it's with friends, en famille or as a couple, a rooftop can make you feel like you're on top of the world! Here’s our pick of Lyon's five...

A day’s skiing without taking the car

Did you glimpse Mont Blanc from the top of Fourvière Hill and begin picturing yourself in the Alps, only to realise you don’t have a car to get...

Ten parks and gardens for a green break in Lyon

Whether you are looking for a green space to go for a walk, do some sport, tire out the children, or read a book in a calm setting, our little guide...

Our website is opimized for recent browsers.
For an optimal display of the different contents, we recommend that you update your browser.