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Lyon’s little secrets…

The Mâchons

The ‘café des Fédérations’ in Lyon is famous for its mâchons, a typically Lyonnais tradition. Mâchons are hearty, convivial meals traditionally eaten by Lyon’s workers (the Canuts) before a day’s work on the looms. The term ‘mâchon’ comes from the verb ‘to chew’, as these meals often consisted of simple, easy-to-eat foods.
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Guignol

Guignol is an iconic character in Lyon’s puppet theatre. Created in the early 19th century by the canut (silk weaver) Laurent Mourguet, Guignol is a popular character, often depicted as a small, outspoken man who denounces the social and political injustices of his time through comic sketches.

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Cochonaille

Cochonaille generally refers to a variety of pork-based products. This can include a range of charcuterie such as raw sausages, dry sausage, ham, bacon, rillettes, pâté, terrines and many others. In short, it’s an assortment of processed pork products.

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Tablier de sapeur

Tablier de sapeur is a culinary speciality from the city of Lyon. It consists of a piece of veal meat, usually from the gras-double (the part of the animal’s stomach), which is breaded and fried.

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The Lyonnaise salad

The Lyonnaise salad is a culinary specialty originating from our beautiful city of Lyon, and of course from the Café des Fédérations.

It’s a salad made with frisée lettuce hearts, bacon, croutons, and poached eggs. It is often seasoned with a vinaigrette made from wine vinegar, mustard and oil. read more…

The Bouchon Lyonnais

Bouchons Lyonnais are gastronomic gems rooted in the rich culinary tradition of the city of Lyon, France. These warm and friendly establishments are much more than just restaurants; these are institutions that embody the Lyon art of living.

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The 12 Crus du Beaujolais

Beaujolais, blessed land of vineyards, celebrates its viticultural wealth through a unique and emblematic phenomenon: the 12 Crus du Beaujolais. These wines are the fruit of the diversity of soils, the microclimate and the ancestral know-how of the winegrowers who shape this exceptional wine-growing region.

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