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Lyons, France: Best Market Eats

The biggest news in France this summer is Rue Le Bec, a sprawling marché in Lyons created by rising French chef Nicolas Le Bec. Below, our top stalls.

By Sylvie Bigar

Cheese: La Cave à Fromages

Wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Comté line the walls of a cavernous cheese cellar. Don’t miss the fresh chèvre infused with olive oil from the southern Ardèche.

Wine: Le Chai

Stacked oak barrels surrounding a casual wooden counter make the perfect spot for sampling the region’s little-known bottlings and grands crus as well as sliced charcuterie.

Picnic: L’Epicier du Monde

This international grocer serves up an assortment of ready-to-eat dishes—crisp Peking duck spring rolls; made-to-order salads—and fresh fruit juices.

Baked Goods: Pains et Douceurs

Inside this warmly lit bakery, you’ll find baskets filled with treats, including just-baked sourdough breads, Lyonnaisebugnes (orange-infused beignets), and multi-flavored macaroons.

Seafood: La Poissonnerie

Herring, Scottish salmon, and swordfish are a few of the freshly caught favorites at the pint-size shop. Rue Le Bec, 43 Quai Rambaud; 33-4/78-92-87-87;; open Tuesday–Sunday.