Learn to cook French food in Lyon

  • Lyon benefits from its great location
  • Specialities of Lyon served in traditional bouchons
  • Create your own culinary world
  • Celebrity chef Paul Bocuse
  • Entertain and celebrate a passion for food in your boutique hotel apartment
  • Wine lovers

You can travel to Lyon, heart of foodie France by car, TGV, Eurostar or plane and you’ll have over 2000 restaurants to choose from, many within walking distance of your city hotel or luxury apartment. As the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, it is a must-see tourist destination for those seeking to uncover the culinary secrets of authentic French cuisine that lie behind the opulent facade of Lyon’s historical and architectural landmarks.

L’institution, 24 Rue de la République, 69002 Lyon

Lyon benefits from its great location

Lyon’s gastronomic reputation partly rests on its location in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes; on the eastern border of France, towards the south. This food heaven is surrounded by some of the finest raw materials in France. Head north for the vineyards of Beaujolais; the lakes of Ain, which provide Lyon with carp and crayfish; Bourg-en-Bresse, where much-lauded chicken comes from; and Charolles, home of Charolais beef. Go south and you’re in the Rhône Valley with its appellations of Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu. To the west is the farmland of Monts du Lyonnais; beyond is the Loire Valley where the Lyonnais’ beloved pork comes from.

 Specialities of Lyon served in traditional bouchons
Andouillette Andouillette-lyonnaise
Quenelles quenelles-de-brochet-facon-nantua
Coussins de Lyon coussins-de-Lyon
Salade lyonnaise Salade-lyonnaise

Create your own culinary world

Arts Hotels Luxury Lyon is located in the city centre, in the 2eme arrondissement within walking distance of the best places to dine whilst staying in the Presqu’île. The carefully appointed rooms have been designed to provide food lovers visiting the gastronomic centre of France an individual cooking area complete with an Italian kitchenette, fully equipped with a ceramic electric hob, microwave, fridge and cooker hood.


3 Rue du Président Carnot, Arts Hotels Signature Apartment

Whilst spending a few days in Lyon for business or leisure you can create  your own culinary world. After a long day of business meetings, seminars or site-seeing you have the option of cooking your own French meals; or perhaps ordering food to be delivered to your self-catering apartment. Yours suite’s geographical location in the heart of Lyon makes it easy for to take a stroll down the beautiful streets lined with 19th century Haussmann buildings and elegant lamp posts to enjoy a traditional meal at an authentic restaurant.

Celebrity chef Paul Bocuse

The guardian of French cuisine, Lyon’s celebrity chef who learned his trade at La Mère Brazier many years ago can not be overlooked when visiting Lyon. Read about the French cook’s extra ordinary story in your apartment and visit one of his many restaurants or cooking schools only a few minutes away from your luxury apartment at 3 Rue du Président Carnot.

  • Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse, 102 Cours Lafayette, 69003 Lyon
  • l’Institut restaurant-école, 20 Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon
  • Brasserie Le Sud, 1 Place Antonin Poncet, 69002 Lyon
  • Brasserie Le Nord, 18 Rue Neuve, 69002 Lyon

Entertain and celebrate a passion for food in your boutique hotel apartment

From your self-catering apartment at 3 Rue du Président Carnot you can buy Fresh local produce at Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse (at la Part-Dieu) or Marché Saint-Antoine Célestins (on the riverbank of the Saône) and cook a romantic dinner in your suite or short-stay holiday apartment. Take advantage of your personal food zone and cooking utensils that are at your disposition.


Wine lovers

Lyon is considered as the best gateway city to visit French vineyards because of its easy access to North and South Côtes du Rhone, Beaujolais & Burgundy wine countries. Each region offers different grape varieties, wine styles, philosophy and landscapes.


Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, the unique grape used to make Beaujolais Nouveau

Local producers, with vinyards only 30minutes away from Arts Hotels Lyon, offer an excellent selection of wine all year round.

Eat in Lyon