• travel


    We traveled to France’s second city (shh … don’t tell Marseilles) this Summer, and we almost don’t want to tell you what we thought of it. Because, well, then it would remain our little secret. But here goes anyway: Lyon is pretty fantastic. It’s not simply because it is the place where French cuisine emerged fully formed from the kitchens of the legend Paul Bocuse. It’s also not just because its location at the confluence of the Soan and Rhone rivers means it has a pedigree stretching back to ancient Rome (with the theater ruins to prove it). It’s both of those things and much more including … the steps. The city has two major hills from the tops of which tumble down winding ancient streets and apartments in close quarters. We stayed in Croix-Rousse, the northern hill, and more than earned our baguettes and fromage shuttling up and down the dozens of stairways dotted throughout. It’s a great way of staying active on holiday while at the same time sneaking beautiful vistas of the city off the beaten path. And Autumn is the perfect time to duck into a Bouchon, the town’s legendary eateries, for a meal that will last in your stomach almost as long as in your memory.

    Andreas Tzortzis
    Andreas Tzortzis
    He has worked as a journalist for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and Monocle Magazine from Berlin and London before leading Red Bull’s mainstream-facing content platform, The Red Bulletin, from Los Angeles. He recently returned to his hometown of San Francisco with his small family. dre@agei.st

    More Stories

    Home Exchange Sites: The New Airbnb?

    Digital has a way of pushing the prices of everything down. Phone calls used to cost real money. Photographic imagery used to be highly...

    Mary Ann Elizabeth’s Beauty Routine

    AGEIST: What is your daily skincare routine, morning + evening?Mary Ann Elizabeth: I firmly believe daily skincare starts from the inside out! Good hydration...

    Making Art and Doing Commerce: Finding the Balance with Robert Bentley

    Many of us wonder: Could I have a creative career? How would I sustain myself? Should I just jump and hope everything will work...

    Naveen Jain, 59: Imagining the end of Disease

    Naveen Jain will be a keynote speaker at the YBL (Your Best Life) Conference June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. More info here.Naveen Jain,...

    YBL Presented By AGEIST: A Conference To Explore Economic and Social Impact of 50+ Demographic

    LOS ANGELES—May 9, 2019—AGEIST (weareageist.com), a media company and agency that is changing how we envision, understand and live life after 50, will host...