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What to eatSpecialties of Lyonnaise cuisine: cervelle de canut (herby cheese dip), quenelles de brochet (pike dumplings in a creamy sauce), sausages, Lyonnaise salad (with thick bacon and a poached egg) and Saint-Marcellin cheese.
What to bring backWine from the nearby vineyards of Beaujolais and the Rhône valley, chocolates from local artisans like Chocolats Voisin, pink pralines and Le Petit Prince merchandise (its author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was born here).
Fun FactYes, Lyon was once an important Roman capital called Lugdunum and a centre for the French Resistance during WWII, but it also played a starring role in the invention of cinema! This is where the Lumière brothers shot their first film, Workers Leave the Lumière Factory, on a street now named Rue du Premier Film. Visit the Institut Lumière for more info on the city’s cinematic legacy!
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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