With three days in UNESCO-listed Lyon, you have plenty of time to experience the city’s history, cuisine, and surrounding vineyards. Cross the Saône and Rhône rivers, step into the cathedral, taste world-renowned wine, and more. Here’s how to make the most of 72 hours in Lyon.
Lyon Les Halles Market (Les Halles Paul Bocuse)
102 Cours Lafayette, Lyon, France, 69003
There are approximately 60 shops in Les Halles, including butchers, bakers, caterers, and fishmongers selling high-quality fresh products. It is also a showcase for local food products and a great place to find good meats, poultry, seafood, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. You can also enjoy a sit-down meal with a glass of wine at the markets. The market is so popular that there are tours dedicated to exploring it, and it’s a popular stop on most Lyon food tours.
Things to know before you go
- Lyon Les Halles Market is a must-visit for foodies.
- It’s polite (and expected) that you greet shopkeepers with “bonjour monsieur/madam” as soon as you make contact.
- Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking, particularly if you visit as part of a food tour.
How to get there
Les Halles is located in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, between the Rhone River and the Gare de Lyon Part-Dieu railway station. It's well connected to the rest of the city by metro and the Place Guichard - Bourse du Travail, Brotteaux, and Masséna metro stops are all within a 10-minute walk away.
When to get there
Lyon Les Halles Market is open every day of the week from morning until early afternoon, and it reopens again for a few hours on Wednesday through Saturday evenings. If you want the best selection of produce, visit right when it opens, or come by for lunch or dinner and get the chance to sit down and people watch.
Lyon is known for a number of specialty dishes, and while many are available in restaurants across France, there are few places better to taste them than right in the heart of Lyon. Examples include chitterling sausages known as andouilette and boudin noir (blood sausages), while vegetarians can go for Lyonnaise potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes cooked in butter and parsley.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Lyon Les Halles Market (Les Halles Paul Bocuse)?
Attractions near Lyon Les Halles Market (Les Halles Paul Bocuse):
What else should I know about attractions in Lyon?
- Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon)
- Bellecour Square (Place Bellecour)
- Célestins Theatre (Théâtre des Célestins)
- Lyon Palace of Justice (Palais de Justice Historique de Lyon)
- Old Lyon (Vieux Lyon)
- Musée Miniature et Cinéma
- Lyon Cathedral (Cathédrale St-Jean)
- Tête d'Or Park (Parc de la Tête d'Or)
- Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière)
- Lyon Opera House (Opéra National de Lyon)
- Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Antique de Lyon)
- Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon)
- Lumière Institute (Institut Lumière)
- Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation)