Lyon is one of France's food references, largely thanks to one of the most recognised Chefs worldwide and "father" of Nouvelle Cuisine, Paul Bocuse. However, sweets seem to become less important when we talk about gastronomy. That's why Renfe takes you to Lyon, so you can taste the best sweets right there. Hop on our AVE (high-speed) France, AVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France. We take you there in just a few hours, in the most comfortable and sustainable way. Without a doubt, this will be a very "sweet" trip!
This praline cake is one of the specialties of Lyonnaise pastries. The cake base is covered with a layer of crushed pink sugar-coated almonds and syrup. It is mixed with cream and baked until the cake is crispy. A real delicacy for cake lovers.
Known in Spain as "Buñuelos de Carnaval" (carnival fritters), this is a traditional sweet, typical of this season, although they can be enjoyed throughout the year. They are made with a fine dough similar to that of the traditional fritters, adding a tad of liquor. The dough is rested and the small very thin balls are then fried. Once fried, sugar is sprinkled on top. You will become addicted to them.
Popularly known as "Lyonnaises", these desserts can be tasted in other regions, not only in Lyon, since the "choux" are prepared across France. The dough, similar to that of the fritter, is filled with cream, cream or chocolate.
This is a traditional sweet of the city created by chocolate shop "Voisin" in 1960 as tribute to the procession of Fourvière to implore the help of the Virgin and end the plague in 1643, which was placed on a silk cushion. This rectangular bonbon is made with chocolate and almond paste with a layer scented with Curaçao.
If you still salivate when you think of Lyon's sweets after you get back home, remember that Renfe allows you to repeat the experience at any of its destinations. You can visit many other French cities connected by our Alta Velocidad (high-speed) trains travelling between Spain and France. Our AVE (high-speed) International trains take you from city centre to city centre. Aren't you already feeling like you want to hop on one of our trains? Remember that this is the fastest, most comfortable and sustainable way of travelling. In addition, you can benefit from our discounts and get the best price.
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