Le Chat Fou

An awesome little shop located on rue du Boeuf in Lyon that specializes in absinthe.

The knowledgable owner explains in very good English the method of drinking this unusual spirit which involves slowly dripping water over a sugar cube placed on a special spoon with holes to create a careful balance of alcohol and water.


Naturally the shop sells a wide range of the 70% alcohol (on average) beverage, each with its own distinct flavour and aroma, sourced from a variety of countries all over Europe.

Unable to resist the temptation to have such a typically French souvenir I purchase a couple of bottles, one for myself and one for a friend.




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