Most museums come with a strict ‘Do Not Touch’ policy. However, in shuffling things around a bit, the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie in France is now allowing visitors to not just view and touch its exhibits but also savor them on the go! Yes, that’s right!
Located inside the restored Grand Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon, the newly opened museum food invites visitors to examine the history of French cooking and learn about chefs like Paul Bocuse and Mère Brazier who made the cuisine famous. Guests can also take notes on the recipes and discover the many nuances of the art on the go while browsing through noteworthy items on display such as menus, films, photographs, and a range of other interactive exhibits such as the Atlas of Gastromonie, a touch-screen and a wall-high map where visitors can learn about dishes from around the world.
However, the most exciting part of the tour is undoubtedly the tasting experience wherein visitors can watch chefs prepare and explain their meals in an open kitchen. The elaborative cooking session includes varying recipes each time and is touted as a delightful gastronomic experience on the whole. Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday to Friday, and from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturdays. Fancy visiting this gastronomical heaven?