Edmond cultivated his adventurer spirit during his many travels far and wide.
Exploring the most eccentric corners of each city, as well as the tourist hotspots, became his thing.
At home in Lyon, he still wanders around his birthplace in awe.
Tête d’Or Park
Lying along the banks of the river Rhône in the heart of Lyon, the Tête d’Or Park covers 117 hectares and is France’s largest urban park. Its green expanses are entirely devoted to leisure, discovery and relaxation, with a variety of activities including a zoo, carousels, shops, shows, pony rides and a botanic garden... Everything you need to have an amazing day out. Children young and old, tourists, fitness fanatics or walkers, the park has something for everyone.
Halles Bocuse food market
When hunger strikes, Edmond will only settle for the very best of Lyon cuisine, which you can find at the Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse. This indoor food market is an ode to the kitchen, an institution of gastronomy where the crème de la crème of Lyon and French cooking come together under one roof. One thing’s for sure: you’ll be wanting seconds and even thirds!
Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica and Saint-Jean Cathedral’s Astronomical Clock
Since antiquity, Fourvière hill has been Lyon’s crown jewel, symbolising its spiritual and cultural richness. The official centre of Lugdunum, capital of the ancient region of Gaul, it is the most popular tourist attraction in the Rhône. As for the astronomical clock, it was added in 1379 and is one of the oldest in Europe. It is made up of a 1.8 metre square column atop which stands an octagonal turret with automated figures. A must-see!
One of Edmond’s favourite neighbourhoods where he loved to stroll, with the hatmakers of the Argue passageway and the barber, where he went to groom himself once a week.
Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon)
On Saturdays, Edmond’s gourmet excursions always end with his usual ritual: a sorbet from famous ice cream maker Nardone and dinner with his wife and children in one of the many delicious Lyon bouchon restaurants in the area!
Puces du Canal (flea market)
Tucked away in Villeurbanne, Edmond was a sucker for the unique atmosphere of this antiques treasure trove. Crockery, vases, paintings, furniture and toys, Edmond hunted for bargains and expanded his cabinet of curiosities. The Puces du Canal were his very own Ali Baba’s cave.