Lyon Journals

A Few Days in Lyon

A September 2005 trip to Lyon by nrf

Brasserie Georges 1836 Photo, More Photos
Quote: Lyon, one of France's finest cities, is a gourmand's paradise and a great start/finish point for travelling in France and Northern Italy.
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Great location in pedestrian friendly area.
This hotel is clean, simple, comfortable, and the staff is helpful... with some English spoken.
If you enjoy luxuries, go elsewhere; if you want simple value, stay here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Hotel la Residence
18 Rue Victor Hugo
Lyon, France 69002
+33 478426328

Brasserie Georges 1836

Restaurant | "Brasserie Georges"

Brasserie Georges 1836 Photo,
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Founded as a brewery in 1836, art deco styled Brasserie Georges is one of Lyon’s most dramatic dining spots. Informal ambience invites visitors to relax and enjoy regional French food with wine or beer brewed on-site.Survival for near two centuries in this culinary center of France is no small achievement but to excel throughout the time is extraordinary. Claiming patronage by a long list of French leaders and celebrities, the restaurant boasts of record numbers of meals served.Two of us arrived fairly early in the evening. Greeting us in French, the hostess switched quickly to English when she recognized slightly blank responses. We had no reservations but were seated immediat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Brasserie Georges 1836
30, cours de Verdun
Lyon, France 69002
+33 4 72 56 54 54

Nord (Le)

Restaurant | "Rotisserie "

Nord (Le) Photo,
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Part of the Paul Bocuse empire with suitable standards of food and service but without the extravagant extras and financial bite of the famous chef's 3 star L'AUBERGE DU PONT DE COLLONGES.

We found Le Nord a little too formal. While the staff was reasonably attentive, they didn't do any more than necessary. Food was fine, and the place was full but still comfortable. We finished thinking the food and service could not be faulted but we didn't gain any sense of passion about the place.

Probably that is a matter of taste because we prefer dining places with distinct personality where the servers really care if you enjoy the meal.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Nord (Le)
18, rue Neuve
Lyon, France 69002
+33 4 72 10 69 69

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Attraction | "Museum of Textiles and Museum of Decorative Arts"

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Musees des Tissus et Des Arts Decoratifs du Lyon.

Personal interests will determine the level of interest in this set of galleries. If the subject matter appeals, don't miss this place. If someone in your party drags their feet, send them away to a bar, a bookstore, a river boat cruise, or anywhere else.

My wife Gwen has a strong interest in the historical evolution of textiles, their origins, uses and designs. She could happily spend an extended period studying one piece of medieval costume. Me? I should have been on the river boat cruise.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
34, rue de la Charité
Lyon, France 69002
+33 4 78 38 42 00