Often referred to as the ‘food capital of France and the world’, Lyon is the ideal place to discover and fall in love with French cuisine. With more than 1,500 eateries, Lyon city has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per capita in France.
L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Paul Bocuse (Lyon)
There is no denying that Chef Paul Bocuse is a gastronomic institution. Described as the ‘father of nouvelle cuisine’, he has held three Michelin stars since 1965, making him the longest holder of this prestigious award in the world.
Dining at this establishment is an experience, almost transporting you back in time with old-style service and dishes that have been on the menu for over 30 years – try the Soup aux Truffe, created for a presidential dinner at the Elysee Palace in 1975. If you are looking for gastronomic innovation and surprises, it may not be quite the place for you – opinions are split between thinking that the restaurant is dated and relies on its reputation, whilst others consider it the absolute temple of classical French cooking.
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example, 4 passengers departing on a day trip from Luton by Citation CJ3 including return airport transfers from Lyon Bron Airport and including the Menu Bourgeois (drinks not included), prices will start from £2,955 per person.