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At Quai des Oliviers, you can choose from an extensive range of olive oils, right from the local production from the countryside to the most highly ranked, exceptional gourmet oils from Tuscany, Andalucia, Provence, Crete, or Sicily. To complement the tastes of the Mediterranean, delicious pastas, assorted pickles and jams, unique vinegar, exotic wines, delectable spices, and specialties of Provence such as dried tomatoes, pestos, and tapenades, are also available. You can also buy their cookbooks or gift one of their goodies to your loved ones. Check website for more details.
Since the 16th Century, Lyon has been the city of silk. The Atelier de Soierie demonstrates and allows one to appreciate how squares of silk are colored in typical Lyonnaise fashion. Visitors can actually see a demonstration of how products are made. On display here are Duffy Palmes, Cornets, Fragments Persans and Herade. There is a shop where you can buy cravats, shawls, silk squares, scarfs and more.
Fontanel in Lyon is a local institution that has stood at the same spot at the Place des Jacobins for over a century. This local shop is the best place to purchase souvenirs of your trip. Browse the store for medals, flags, trophies, badges, and more. Most of their products are emblazoned with the Lyon effigy and logo. Brands like Opinel, Victorinox, Laguiole, and Zippo can be found in store. Stop by and purchase a memento of your trip to this beautiful city.
Bernachon is the gold standard among chocolate artisans in Lyon and indeed all of France. The cocoa beans are selected from among the best varieties in the world and processed in Lyon laboratories with the special care of the best chocolate chefs. They are roasted, grounded and finally blended with the finest dairy products (Isigny cream and Échiré butter) to produce the best chocolate candies. The Palet d'or (fresh cream and dark chocolate) and the Chocolate Truffle are their first specialties. On offer are one thousand one flavors including the Hazelnut Aveline, the Almond Princess, the Pistachio Round or the Mocha Round. Take a seat in the tearoom for a hot drink and enjoy pastries that are as delicious as the chocolate sweets. Orders can be placed by fax and emails too but not on phone.
Between 1831 and 1848, the canuts (Lyonnaise fabric weavers) revolted to improve their living and working conditions. In following the evolution of weaving techniques, this museum traces the history and evolution of what has become a Lyonnaise symbol. The exhibition covers the evolution of weaving technique and, of course, the technique of making Jacquard, which allowed them to produce five times more per day. The shop offers a vast selection of squares, scarves, neckerchiefs, ties, 100% natural silk articles—all made in the pure canut tradition.