Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

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IMG_1438Our stay of a week in Lyon could have been extended as we found plenty to do in this large regional city. In one week we felt we had just found our feet and would have liked at least another week to buy the springtime produce to cook for ourselves and still allow enough time to eat our heads off at its extensive selected restaurants. High on our list was Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse – the covered indoor food market. It was named in honour of Paul Bocuse who has done so much to raise the profile of gastronomy in Lyon and of course he is so well-known outside of France.  It was not as busy as we expected it to be, but we were informed that many of the fifty to sixty or so traders sell directly to restaurants.

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Honestly how can you make decision about buying salmon, there is too much to choose from

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Pastilla Poulet – Moroccan chicken pies, however the food on the right held no appeal

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No cooking required just re-heating

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I like the idea of candied Jalapeno chillies but regrettably had no occasion to use them in our short stay

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Pink colour in the praline was originally derived from rose petals.

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Degrees of pinkness in the almonds – more praline anyone

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Praline to add to your tart or pie,  the recipe or the ingredients are everywhere

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John loved roaming around here

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A praline tart wrapped to go

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My praline tart when I finally opened it – somewhat deconstructed but it was still edible!

The hours are advertised as opening early but nothing appeared to be happening until after 11am.

We had a meal here but it was quickly ordered and consumed as we had an appointment to find some wine in Beaujolais country. Generally you can have a good meal (mâchon as it is called in the region) in the bouchons (typical restaurants of Lyon), that are dotted around the food stands. We heard from locals that the food is quite expensive to buy here so maybe it is the many bouchons that keep Les Halles de Bocuse doors open.

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  1. #1 by Debra Kolkka on July 7, 2013 - 10:08 am

    We had one of the best meals I have ever eaten in Lyon.

  2. #2 by Peter Scudamore-Smith on July 7, 2013 - 10:25 am

    Great place to browse Roz; drink, eat, ogle; also try Bistrot Leon de Lyon

    • #3 by tastetravel on July 7, 2013 - 8:57 pm

      Peter we ate at famous Georges Brasserie and I will do a post about that soon and thanks re tip so will keep Bistrot Leon de Lyon for next visit. Roz

  3. #4 by Lisa the Gourmet Wog on July 7, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    I loved Lyon, spent a month there many years ago, it was such a great gateway to the French Alps. Your pictures have certainly done the great food available justice! Candied Jalapeno sound fabulous!

    • #5 by tastetravel on July 7, 2013 - 9:00 pm

      Lisa a month would be on my list for the future, I have a friend who is planning to move there so maybe I will leave it to then. Roz

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