So, where were we? OH yeah, talking about food and cheese and wine. That was basically the theme of day two in Lyon…
Obviously, I was happy about that.
And onto the Les Halles de Lyon. Our intention was to head to the Les Halles de FOOD, which is a huge indoor market hall, but we ended up in the Les Halles de stuff. (we made it to the food market hall later…see below)
On the other side of this, we found ourselves walking through a long and winding outdoors farmer’s market with all of the fruits and veggies and interesting foods and cheeses and pastries you could ever want. It may have been the best farmer’s market with a view I’ve ever seen.
In all seriousness, if I liked bug meat, this would have been #goals because a) I was in FRANCE b) eating delicate sea creatures c) with an incredible view of the river and cathedrals 4) with a handsome date. (and in no particular order)
Besides the bug meat, it was great. I agreed to try one of these sea creatures, but told him I was almost certain he would be eating the entire plate alone. Luis went first while I whined and dreaded it.
Besides the oysters, it really was perfect 😉 That’s the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere in the back.
I liked the decor 😉
After that fun experience, we rented bikes! And headed to the Les Halles Market that I was dreaming of.
And ALL OF THIS These are traditional in Lyon. We ordered two and she boxed them up and then told us they had to be cooked in an oven with a special sauce. Homie ain’t got an oven, so we said sorry and went on our merry way. Actually, we ran-walked away haha.
It was all so good. France is one of those countries you can really “eat your way through” and I know I sound like a complete gordita saying that, but food (and good food) is such a part of their culture that you can get a feel for the city by enjoying all of this.
After that, we had some beers in a local pub and headed back to our airbnb to have another oven-less, microwave-less dinner. But it couldn’t have been better 🙂
And on the laaaast day, we headed out in search of brunch. All I wanted was a niiiiice Parisian brunch, but we were too late for that and ended up with burgers. Haha…
C’est la vie, friends.