Le Vivarais

The exception to Lyon’s touristy bouchons is Le Vivarais, where all ingredients come from within a 40-mile radius, like cheese from Isère or frogs from the wetlands of the Dombes. It’s a good spot for a casual weekday lunch, with the three-course menu du marché that includes an appetizer, main, and dessert. Particularly delicious is their pâté en croûte, which contains nine types of meat and has won awards in the Pâté-Croûte World Championships—yep, that’s a thing.

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