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Lovely atmosphere but weak service: Bar @ Cour des Loges (25. March 2017)

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Lovely atmosphere but weak service: Bar @ Cour des Loges (25. March 2017)

Given the ‘Restaurant Les Loges’ only opens at 7:30pm sharp and we were a couple of minutes early, I ended up in the Bar at the Hotel Cour des Loges. As I am a huge ‘Mule’ fan, I went for the “London Mule (Gin Bombay Sapphire, Lemon, Ginger Beer)” (EUR 14.00). The drink is simple […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 30.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Perfect to hide from rain but not recommended: Café Bar de la Ficelle (25. March 2017)

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Perfect to hide from rain but not recommended: Café Bar de la Ficelle (25. March 2017)

When it started raining we entered the first café there was and ended up at the Café Bar de la Ficelle – well, I guess else we wouldn’t have entered but given the rain, it seemed like the right option. The place was crammed and for more than 10 minutes we were not attended. After […]

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 20.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Exquisite service and delicious snails and oysters: Chez Antonin @ Les Halles De Lyon (Paul Bocuse) (25. March 2017)

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Exquisite service and delicious snails and oysters: Chez Antonin @ Les Halles De Lyon (Paul Bocuse) (25. March 2017)

We walked up and down the isles of Les Halles a couple of times until we could decide where to have our lunch stop. And we went for Chez Antonin – a place specialized in French specialties like oysters and we went for “Spéciales le Gall (Bretagne), No. 2 – a Dozen” (EUR 29.00). I […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Only in France – a place that only sells foie gras: Foie Gras @ Les Halles De Lyon (Paul Bocuse) (25. March 2017)

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Only in France – a place that only sells foie gras: Foie Gras @ Les Halles De Lyon (Paul Bocuse) (25. March 2017)

I have seen a lot of different things when it comes to food and places to eat at – there is still a lot to go, rest assured. However, a store which is fully specialized in ‘foie gras’ and sells nothing but that (with a very few exceptions) is something you can only find in […]

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 6.50 (incl. tip) More »
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A great place to rest: Executive Lounge @ Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale (25. March 2017)

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A great place to rest: Executive Lounge @ Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale (25. March 2017)

The Executive Lounge in the Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale is located on the 8th floor and you gain access by either booking a room with Executive Lounge access or by tier status. The lounge is attended, i.e. at some point, a lady walks up to you to ask for the room number. The breakfast […]

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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A truly local Lyonnaise experience: Comptoir Chez Chabert – Le Petit Chabert (24. March 2017)

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A truly local Lyonnaise experience: Comptoir Chez Chabert – Le Petit Chabert (24. March 2017)

If you want to experience a true Lyonnaise food experience, then you should definitely visit one of these small restaurants which are very typical for Lyon. I went for the ‘Le Petit Chabert’ which is a tiny place where you’re seated at tiny tables with tiny chairs and tiny wine glasses. Everything is small and […]

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 200.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Old run-down breakfast place with non-attentive service: Le Colonial Café @ Le Méridien Nice (19. February 2017)

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Old run-down breakfast place with non-attentive service: Le Colonial Café @ Le Méridien Nice (19. February 2017)

I stayed at the Le Méridien Nice in 2014 and I was not entirely persuaded of the hotel. And well, this time, it started way better as I got upgraded to the Panoramic Junior Suite which is a corner suite and you have a view all over the coast of Nice – which is quite […]

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Nice finding in a non-touristic area – French speaking only: Restaurant Le Millésime (18. February 2017)

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Nice finding in a non-touristic area – French speaking only: Restaurant Le Millésime (18. February 2017)

The Le Millésime is not really a place you would randomly walk into as a tourist as it is not really located in any ‘touristy’ area. However, thanks to TripAdvisor I got aware of the restaurant and booked a table in advance. Highly recommended to do so, especially, given that the restaurant was full this […]

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 165.00 (incl. tip) More »
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