Typical restaurant of Lyon
A "bouchon" is a cork in French, it is a typical restaurant in Lyon which usually serves traditional regional cuisine. The old bouchon is perfectly decorated with red and white tablecloths, wooden tables and benches that you share with your neighbors. In general, the tables are very wide, seat two or twelve and you end up sharing your dinner with people you do not know, chatting and drinking Beaujolais or Cote du Rhone wines of the region. Generally they are in older buildings in indoor rooms with stone columns, summer is nice as it is usually fresh inside. Now bouchons have disappeared from the modern areas of Lyon, but remain in the Vieux Lyon area, the medieval district, where there are plenty.