I’ve posted before about how much I enjoyed Lyon, but I’ll say it again: I think this is an an amazingly livable, relaxed city. Here are some of our favorites from our one month stay!
Flat near poetic “Parc Tête d’Or” – colorful, comfortable, and well equipped flat in a lovely, walkable area of Lyon
Places to Eat
Open Air Markets – most of our food came from these. Lovely produce, cheese, pasta, everything.
Les Halles de Lyon – huge daily market with all sorts of yums, savory and sweet
Cafe Mokxa – amazing espresso drinks, outdoor seating, laptop-friendly
Touts Les Coleurs – organic, vegetarian, super-flavorful food cooked in an open kitchen
Place des Sens – flavorful food (especially amazing cold corn soup), extremely friendly staff
Maison Cartieller – chocolate croissants, kouign amans, baguettes (of course)
Voisin – amazing chocolate and other sweets. Dark orange chocolate ba, chocolate almonds, and macaroons are particularly recommended
Places to Go
Par Tête d’Or” – possibly the best city park ever, with a lake (with rentable boats), a public piano, a free zoo, a small train, several playgrounds, and bike rentals at each entrance
Playground by Passerelle du College Pedestrian Bridge – experiments in moving water for children and permanent lounge chairs for parents, all with an amazing river view
Musée Cinéma et Miniature – amazing small scenes of life in Lyon, NYC, and elsewhere (I mostly skipped the cinema, but I’m sure it’s nifty too if you’re into that kind of thing)
Place to Shop
We are not big shoppers. However, last month both Theo and I replaced shoes in Lyon and we replaced some of Theo’s smaller clothes.
Exo Shoes – natural, comfortable shoes, extremely knowledgeable staff
Tom’s Chassures pour enfants -all shoes come with a balloon! (okay, so Theo’s did)
Prune et Carmel – nice used clothing for children