The oldest wine bar of Lyon is located in the Vieux Lyon!
La Cave des Voyageurs was founded by Jean Markarian (aka “Jeannot”) in 1998 (the same year that Vieux Lyon was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its list of red and white wine includes Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Côtes-du-Rhône, Loire, Corbière, Cahors, Côteaux du Languedoc, Bandol, Côtes-de-Provence, Alsace and also several international wines.
Wine is served by the glass or by the bottle you can be sure of expert advice and recommendations.
A great way to spend an evening with friends and a good way to find a nice bottle of wine to take home with you.
If you’re hungry there are delicious taster plates, ideal for sharing, which are filled with fresh local meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables.
Cheese, meat and foie gras
The “planches” are smaller wooden servings of cheese and seasonal fruit and the “gourmet plates” include a selection of cheese, meat and foie gras. For something a little stronger to finish off your evening try a glass of Chartreuse V.E.P., Cognac or Armagnac.
La Cave des Voyageurs holds special events and tastings throughout the year. There is nice outdoor seating which makes for a very pleasant evening.
It’s in a lively and fun area that includes several other bars and pubs including The Wallace, Elephant and Castle and The Smoking Dog.