French Cooking in Lyon, “Capitale Mondiale de la Gastronomie”

Learn the time-honored traditions of French cuisine in Lyon, where you’ll practice wine tasting, enjoy hands-on cooking classes and meet the culinary craftsman of this ancient city.
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Program No. 22234RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Journey to the world-famous French food destination of Lyon to spend a week learning the secrets of a culinary tradition revered the world over. Try your hand at creating contemporary and traditional Lyonnais dishes in four hands-on, chef-led classes at well-known cooking schools, and enjoy special dining experiences at a few of Lyon’s 1,000 restaurants, including one with a coveted Michelin star. Meet with vintners, cheesemakers and chocolatiers to gain insights into their crafts, and trace the fascinating evolution of art and architecture in this 2,000-year-old city on field trips that cast you back to its Roman, medieval and Renaissance periods.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to five miles per day; some cobblestones and uneven and hilly terrain. Extensive use of the Lyon public transportation system.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Participate in four hands-on, chef-led classes at area cooking schools.
  • Learn during a chateau tasting to identify Beaujolais red wines and enjoy memorable dining experiences, including dinner at restaurant with a prestigious Michelin star.
  • Take field trips to learn about Lyon’s founding as a Roman settlement 2,000 years ago and why the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its examples of medieval urban planning.

General Notes

Maximum of 16 participants.
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