Sunday, February 3, 2013


Yesterday we drove the two hours from Thoiry to Lyon to traipse around the culinary capital of France. Neither of us had explored the city before, so in typical fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants-fashion we took to the city by foot without too much of an itinerary. Our goals for this day trip were basically to see what new things we could discover (Vieux Lyon, Tour Metallique, etc.), and eating in a bouchon.

This fountain in Place de Terreaux was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who also designed the Statue of Liberty. 

After grabbing a cafe au lait by the hotel d'ville, we decided to wander and see what we could find. We thought we were heading towards Vieux Lyon (the old town), but were actually heading in the complete wrong direction. We did however find something that blew our minds:

No, not that! (Though it was an amusing find...)




In just shy of three years of living abroad, we haven't seen a single burrito place. Anyone who is well acquainted with us knows that Doc and I love burritos, and that it is one of the things that we miss most from the United States. (Even more than cupcakes.)
We stood outside the burrito joint for a good five minutes trying to decide if it was wrong for our first meal in the food capital of France to be burritos. In the end, since we were planning on finding a little bouchon for dinner, we figured it equaled out. We have no regrets. What was weird though was to see everyone around us drinking wine with their burritos...apparently they didn't get the full "How to Eat Burritos" handbook when they opened this place.

Lyon Part Deux coming up next...

A la prochaine friends...



  1. Gorgeous pics, Honey. I absolutely love seeing the pics of your adventures over there, and it makes me miss Spain like WHOA. I need to get back there soon...

  2. Thanks Jacki! Pack your bags and just go! And then stop by and see us! :)

  3. I can't believe I missed the burrito place the last time I was in Lyon! I might just have to make a special trip up there, and bonus, I can pop into Starbucks too. Love Lyon!