La Cave des Voyageurs: Lyon’s Oldest Wine Bar

The oldest wine bar of Lyon is located in the Vieux Lyon!

Located at Place St Paul in Vieux Lyon and just a 5 minutes walk from Place des Terreaux, La Cave des Voyageurs is Lyon’s oldest wine bar and serves an impressive selection of wines including Cote du Rhone and Bourgogne along with fresh local produce in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.


Lyon oldest Wine bar: la Cave des Voyageurs


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.


Wine tasting in Lyon


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.

Practical information:

No reservations

More informations

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 1am

How to get there?

La Cave lies next to train station Gare St Paul on the north side of Vieux Lyon and about 100 metres from The Saone. From metro station Hotel de Ville walk west about 400 metres or from metro station Vieux Lyon walk north 400 metres. It’s easy to find.

Places to have a drink nearby

The Wallace

Among the growing trend of British and Irish style pubs to arrive in Lyon is the Wallace which opened in 2005. It’s a pretty big place (holds around 200 people) and there are four large TV screens to catch up with the latest sports action including football, rugby, golf, cricket, NFL, Formula 1 and cricket.