It was my first time.
So plotting a road trip through France with my mother (kind) of Thelma and Thelma's mum) meant hitting the gourmand trail. First up we arrived in Lyon to stay at Cour des Loges, a very pretty hotel, four Renaissance buildings with arches and turrets, twists and turns and even a secret passage. And on the roof, a peaceful hanging garden with hives of honey-making bees. Dinner was in the glass-roofed courtyard, created by young chef Anthony Bonnet, whose dishes - including duck foie gras cooked in an orange, and pigeon with spicy fruit and breaded mushrooms - earned him a Michelin star in 2012.
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