Merci! Charles and Camilla enjoy a taste of France

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited a food market in Lyon to try local delicacies.

Charles and Camilla attended Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse food market on Tuesday to celebrate the city's food and viticulture.

The couple were first taken to a cookery demonstration in which a chef showed them how the local speciality fish quenelle is made.

Charles and Camilla in the Halles de Lyon (Jeff Pachoud/AP)
Charles and Camilla tasting local specialities in Les Halles de Lyon (Jeff Pachoud/AP)

Charles asked "is this a curry?" and jokingly made a grimace while wobbling his hand.

The royal couple then jointly moved on to various other stalls, where they tasted cheese, meat and wine.

The duchess tried a saucisson de Lyon - a large sausage made in the city while Charles tried a local cheese.

Charles, in a blue pinstriped suit, and Camilla, wearing a white dress, moved to a wine stall where they clinked glasses as they both tried a local wine.

Camilla at Les Halles de Lyon (Jeff Pachoud/AP)
Camilla tried various foods at Les Halles de Lyon (Jeff Pachoud/AP)

The stall owner said that "for me this is the best wine in all of Lyon".

Charles said "merci" as they once again clinked their glasses.

He wore a French agricultural insignia which he was awarded last year for his close co-operation with the country and for promoting more sustainable forms of agriculture.

Before leaving, both Charles and Camilla received gifts from the president of the Les Halles Market Association, with the prince getting a bronze lion.

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