Lyon, France

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Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Eat It: With more than 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city and surrounds, Lyon could make this list for that reason alone. But you'll dine well on humbler cuisine too, at Lyon's renowned bouchons -- small, family-run establishments, like Le Garet, Chez Hugon and Cafe des Federations, that serve huge portions of Lyonnais home cooking. Try dishes like boudin noir (blood sausage), pork cheeks and chicken with vinegar. Be sure to visit the outdoor Saint-Antoine Market and the indoor Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, named after Lyon's most famous local chef. You'll see all the bounty that has made this city France's gourmet heartland.

Experience It: Delicieusement Votre offers cooking classes in English. For your own local volunteer guide to Lyon's cuisine, fill out a Lyon City Greeter form in advance and indicate your interest in gastronomy.

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