A Postcard from Lyon

Flowers at Quai St Antoine Food Market, Lyon

Flowers at Quai St Antoine Food Market, Lyon

Whoooooosh! I am not sure if that is the sounds of the Eurostar, or the TGV (super fast French trains), or my trip to Lyon, but it all seemed to go by far too quickly. It seems like weeks ago that I boarded the Eurostar and travelled to Lyon, but it was only Tuesday morning. We travelled swiftly from grey wet London, current home of the bad hair day and soggy feet, to sparkling hot Lyon, home of bright intense sunshine, great wine and food, and a peep of sunburn. My Irish skin could barely handle the 34 degree heat that awaited us.

I love travelling by train. I could spend days and weeks travelling Europe by train, and anywhere else for that matter, it’s my perfect means of travel. The Lyon trip was a baby train journey but enjoyable nonetheless, taking a piddly 5 hours and allowing us a break for a glass of wine in Lille. A perfect two night break all in all. It was just lovely, holed up with my book, watching the countryside whizz by, with a glass of wine for company.

Why Lyon? It’s the gastronomic heart of France and it’s been top of my list for forever. The top of my list is extraordinarily well populated though so it’s taken me a while to get there. How I’ve longed to experience the seduction of a Lyonnaise Bouchon and delve into the menu with a bottle of glorious local wine.

I am just back, so this is just a wee photographic preview. I will be back with the details and full posts soon.

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Quai St Antoine Food Market

Courgette Flowers & Courgettes at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Plums at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Plums at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Copybook Wine List at Le Garet, Lyon

Copybook Wine List at Le Garet, Lyon

Orangettes at Bernachon, Lyon

Orangettes at Bernachon, Lyon

Macarons at Bernachon, Lyon

Macarons at Bernachon, Lyon

Tomatoes at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Tomatoes at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Saucisson at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Saucisson at Quai St Antoine Food Market

Demi St Marcelin at Le Garet, Lyon

Demi St Marcelin at Le Garet, Lyon

Grenouilles (Frog Legs) with Persillade at Le Garet, Lyon

Grenouilles (Frog Legs) with Persillade at Le Garet, Lyon

Diners at Le Garet, Lyon

Diners at Le Garet, Lyon

The ladies bathroom at Le Garet, Lyon

The ladies bathroom at Le Garet, Lyon

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Written by Niamh
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