- Type: Markets
NileGuide Expert Says:
The best of Lyon's local produce can be found at Halle de Lyon Paul Bocuse; from the famed cheese of Mere Richard, to the finest chocolatiers in the city, many treats await!
NileGuide Expert tip:
Halle de Lyon Paul Bocuse also includes bars and restaurants, which serve produce from the indoor market area, making it a great place to shop and lunch.
- Established in 1850, Les Halles experienced a few shifts in residence before arriving at its current location in Lyon's Part-Dieu district in 1971. From 2005 to 2006, Les Halles, which houses 59 distinguished gourmet traders, underwent renovation and was renamed with the addition of a tribute to the legendary Lyonnaise chef Paul Bocuse, who - it is said – frequents the market regularly.
Big gourmet name at Les Halles de Lyon include Mère Richard (Saint Marcellin cheese), Bahadourian; collectors of speciality spices and delicacies from around the word, the pork specialist Colette Sibilia et Gast, butcher Maurice Trolliet, Lyon's most highly rated fishmonger; Pupier, gourmet chocolate by Sève , Le Boularger de L'ile Barbe and, for the region's most highly prized poultry, look out for Poulet de Bresse.
But if you're the type that gets hungry while food shopping, never fear, the restaurants at Les Halles are there to assist! Choose from Chez Leon - where you can wash down specially selected oysters with a pot (yes a pot) of the local accompaniment; Lyonnais Macon Villages – or, try Les Garcons Bouchers or Chez Antonin, for a selection of local specialities.