Lyon, Capital of gastronomy

"Lyon is the capital of gastronomy", as Curnonsky, "the prince of gastronomes" was famous for being said in 1935.
Initiated by women, the Mères Lyonnaises, this culinary tradition has been sustained throughout time. And it is now being reinvented. 

With over 4,000 registered restaurants, Lyon is more than ever the capital of gastronomy. Generous, inventive and resolutely focused on the future, the city is already training the next generation of chefs in its prestigious schools.

Modernity in service of tradition

During the 18th century, cooking in Lyon was done by "Mothers": modest freelance cooks offering simple and generous food. Their skills at using cheap...

City of the leading light of gastronomy

As the chef of chefs, his cuisine is famous and has been crowned with success thanks to half a century of 3-star ratings in the Michelin Guide. First...

The excellence of gastronomy in Lyon

Lyon's gastronomy is renowned thanks to star-rated chefs and the next generation of cooks, all promised to a star-spangled future.

The excellence of regional products

At the crossroads of regions producing poultry, wine, fruit and vegetables, Lyon puts terroir products at the heart of its  gastronomy.

Training and transmission

It gives the next generation sound foundations anchored in tradition and resolutely focused on modernity.

Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie

Located inside the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, an historical monument and a former hospital reconverted, La Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie focuses on...

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