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Eating and dining

Food shopping

In France, most supermarkets and smaller grocer’s shops are open from Monday to Saturday, 9 AM to 8 PM. The town centre mostly offers small- and medium-sized shops and supermarkets where you'll find everything you need.

In the larger cities, you’ll also find a few specialized shops selling Asian or North African foods (for instance, in Lyon’s La Guillotière district).

There are also many markets, where you’ll find plenty of fresh produce, occasionally sold directly by the farmers.

List of markets by arrondissement


locating a restaurant in lyon

What are the bouchons lyonnais?
A real institution, the Lyon's bouchons are traditional convivial restaurants offering generous dishes with jugs of wine. Head to your local bouchon to taste: tablier de sapeur (tripe), sheep’s feet, pig's feet, Lyon-style andouillette sausages, Lyon salad bowls, cervelle de canut, cardoon with marrow, quenelle dumplings, cervelas sausages, Lyon sausages, and many more savoury regional specialities.

The Toques Blanches Lyonnaises
The Toques Blanches Lyonnaises association gathers together over a hundred talented chefs from Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region. Each year, rising culinary stars join the region’s great gastronomic names that lend life to this association.

Useful links for choosing and booking a restaurant