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Top Choice Museum in Gorges de l’Ardèche

Caverne du Pont d'Arc

This unique complex about 7km northeast of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes you on an incredible journey back in time. The biggest replica cave in the world, it was built a few kilometres north of the original Grotte Chauvet…
Top Choice Bouchon in Lyon

Le Musée

Housed in the stables of Lyon's former Hôtel de Ville, this delightful bouchon serves a splendid array of meat-heavy Lyonnais classics, including a divine poulet au vinaigre (chicken cooked in vinegar). The daily ch…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Lyon

Restaurant Paul Bocuse

Some 7km north of Lyon, this triple-Michelin-starred restaurant was the flagship of the city's most decorated chef, Paul Bocuse. Although Bocuse is no longer around, his recipes continue to dazzle foodies, with the …
Top Choice Fusion in Beaujolais

Au 14 Février

For a gastronomic experience in the Beaujolais area, look no further than this gem of a restaurant. A true alchemist, Japanese chef Masafumi Hamano has got the magic formula right, fusing French with Japanese to cre…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Valence

Restaurant Pic

Prepare to be wowed: some of France's most exquisite dining is at chef Anne-Sophie Pic's Michelin-starred premises. A sophisticated dining room with muted tones sets the stage for unforgettable dishes utilising some…
Top Choice Live Music in Lyon

Le Sucre

Down in the Confluence neighbourhood, Lyon's most innovative club hosts DJs, live shows and eclectic arts events on its super-cool roof terrace atop a 1930s sugar factory, La Sucrière.
Top Choice Fusion in Lyon

La Cuisinerie

A charming new addition to Vieux Lyon's St-Georges neighbourhood, La Cuisinerie has a deliciously innovative menu of tapas-sized plates with global influences. You can sample a wide range of flavours (including vege…
Top Choice Fusion in Lyon

L'Ourson qui Boit

On the fringes of Croix Rousse, Japanese chef Akira Nishigaki puts his own splendid spin on French cuisine, with plenty of locally sourced fresh vegetables and light, clean flavours. The ever-changing menu of two da…
Top Choice Museum in Southern Rhône Valley

Cité du Chocolat Valrhona

Death by chocolate! On the main road in Tain l'Hermitage, the Cité du Chocolat is a chocoholic's dream come true. This vast complex run by famous chocolatier Valrhona, one of the world's leading chocolate manufactur…
Top Choice Market in Lyon

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Lyon's famed indoor food market has nearly five-dozen stalls selling countless gourmet delights. Pick up a round of runny St Marcellin from legendary cheesemonger Mère Richard, and a knobbly Jésus de Lyon from Charc…