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Chickens in the Lyon market.

Cinda Chavich for The Globe and Mail/cinda chavich The Globe and Mail

Lyon is only two hours from Paris by train, and is easy to get around. Get a Lyon City Card ($25 day) for unlimited access to public transit, free entrance into museums and a free ride with LyonCityTours guides.

WHERE TO DINE

Paul Bocuse l'Auberge du Pont de Collognes: 40 Rue de la Plage; www.bocuse.fr/accueil.aspx

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La Mère Brazier: 12, rue Royale; 04-78-28-15-49

Restaurant Pierre Orsi: 3 Place Kléber; 69006, 04-78-89-57-68; pierreorsi.com

Leon de Lyon: 1 Pléney Street - Street corner in Gypsum; 4 72 10 11 12; bistrotsdecuisiniers.com

Le Bistrot de Lyon: 64 Rue Mercière; 04- 78-38-47-47; bistrotsdecuisiniers.com

Café des Federations: 8, 9, 10 rue du Major Martin; 04-78-28-26-00; lesfedeslyon.com

Brasserie Georges: 30 Cours de Verdun Perrache; 04-72-56-54-54; brasserie-georges.com

HANDS ON

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At the market: Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse: 102 cours Lafayette, 3rd

FRENCH COOKING CLASSES

Atelier de Cuisine Gastronomic, Jean-Marc Villard: 1 rue de Bellevue, Champagne au Mont d'Or; cuisinedechef.com;

Librairie Badiane: 1 place Bellecour, 04-72-41-18-00; incuisine.fr

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