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Arrondissement de Lyon

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  • Day35

    Solaize

    August 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    da wir noch nichts gefrühstückt hatten, haben wir in der nächstgelegenen bäckerei ganz viele leckereien (croissaint, pain au chocolat, sandwich und baguette) gekauft. und da hat uns die deutsche renate angesprochen, welche seit gut 48 jahren in dieser ortschaft lebt. es war ein tolles gespräch und dann gings los nach lyon…..
    empfehlenswert, wunderschön und unglaublich abwechslungsreich; die alten häuser, die hausboote, der kleine eifelturm von lyon (wir waren fast noch in paris) und ein 400 meter langes öffentliches schwimmbad an der rhone.
    so traumhaft wie die stadt war, so alptraummässig war die ausfahrt. am ende eines schönen parkes endete auch die offizielle fahrradroute viarhona.
    und durch einen navifehler und fehler der navigatorin sind wir noch fast auf der autobahn gelandet. mit einem nervenaufreibenden wendemanöver haben wir es dann geschafft und sind dann doch noch aus der stadt gekommen. deshalb auch der jubel der kinder in richtung lyon (letzte foto)
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  • Day12

    Match Day

    July 2, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Hot and humid in Lyon at 86 degrees and real feel closer to 90. Took a bit to figure out logistics for public transit - Google Maps was of zero help. Bought a 24-hour pass so as not to deal with tickets while bleary-eyed tomorrow AM. Eventually figured it out and found it easiest to follow the masses wearing red, white & blue. Gloriously, the SNCF was running special air conditioned buses non-stop to the stadium. Took that, then grabbed an Uber to the Airbnb.

    Easy enough to get settled. Very nice family. The dad, Jakob, speaks quite good English and showed me around. The mom, Nicole, spoke little
    They have two teen sons. Clean and tidy and will suit just fine. About 10 minutes later, I'm off to the stadium! Metro is right around the corner, so I don't need Google, which is good since it insists there's no way to use public transit to the match.

    I arrive at the correct station and follow along the crowd. Notice a place advertising hotdogs and beer with other American fans. Figure it will be cheaper and likely better food than inside the stadium, so I decide to stop. Good thing because no beer is sold inside! Apparently, FIFA failed to secure an alcohol sponsor. SMH. Funny looking dog in a baguette, with frites and a large beer. I eat and drink as I continue toward the stadium. Looking everywhere for gear, but I'm not seeing any. Figure there will be some inside and head on in, along with 53,512 of my closest friends. No gear, only generic FIFA stuff that's pretty boring, and I'm dressed head-to-toe in black (those who know me well realize I have a gear problem and tend to go overboard with 'flair')...oh, well! The fans are all fantastic and I have lovely conversations with several of them.

    Find my seat and it is fantastic! Right in front of the FIFA/VIP seats, where the lady in front of me recognizes Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, and several more ladies from the 1999 winning USWNT! French folks to be left who kept to themselves. A nice father/daughter who drove in from Geneva, who promised they were neutral. I quipped "Switzerland is always neutral" and they laughed (yet then cheered on England!) In front of me were a group of 30-something Americans from the Bay Area, one of whom is wearing a bald eagle costume and had to be roasting!

    The ladies come onto the field to AC/DCs Thunderstruck and I estimate the fan base is 2/3 US (or else 50% louder, which is entirely possible!) Match begins and USA goes up 1-0 five minutes in. UK events it up pretty quickly. Finally, the US get a goal at the 32' mark and despite a nail biter of a game, with a PK and a UK goal nullified for offsides on review, 2-1 remained the final score. They women looked good and I look forward to watching the final when we return home!

    After the match, a (mostly) ebullient crowd and I mosey out toward the tram station. Temp is still 81! Realize that my Airbnb farther out of the city is a good thing because everyone is heading into town and fewer are going my direction. I feel fine on my own, although the block and a half walk to my place was slightly nerve-wracking as I believe I was being followed down a dark, empty pathway by some teens who were part of a raucous group. Fortunately, I'm only three houses up, so I douse my light and quietly slip inside before they see where I went.

    Back at my flat right at midnight, a nice cool shower was refreshing. It's finally starting to cool off a little and there's thunder and lighting in the distance, so here's hoping for a nice cooling rain!
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  • Day1

    Cartel, Lyon

    July 1, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Jet lag being the third constant to death and taxes, it took us a few hours before exploring Lyon. We stumbled upon a bar, sitting under a floral bush before lightening and thunder drove us inside...to an impromptu band practice of local musicians. No one spoke to us in English - perhaps our attire, perhaps our carafe of wine.Read more

  • Day6

    Finnegan's Party

    July 6, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    At an Irish bar hosted by a Scottish bartender, watching the Tour de France through the flats and villages of Belgium. It cannot get much better, to be honest - until our hostess brgan to play Belle & Sebastian. No one is stately, no one is plump, but all are welcome.

  • Day99

    Lyon, Old Town

    September 24, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    This afternoon we took a walking tour of part of the Old Town of Lyon. Lyon is where the 2 rivers, Rhone and Saone meet. It was a walled city, merchant town and the French centre for silk weaving. There are fascinating little hidden passages or 'short cuts' in the buildings to take you from one street to another. The passages are called La Longue Troboule and have a central courtyard where the house/apartment is reached by stairs. Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France and just a great place to visit. This is our last day on the Continent- fly over to the UK tomorrow to head up to Scotland!Read more

  • Day5

    Rund um Clermont-Ferrand und nach Hause

    May 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute die Gegend um unseren derzeitigen Standpunkt erkundet. Leider immer noch kühl und sehr wolkig. Seilbahn auf den Ex-Vulkan leider geschlossen. Wasserfall leider 3 Km Fußweg den Berg hoch - ausgefallen. Über die Hochfläche mit Schneeresten - Ende Mai ! Dann einen Vulkankratersee erkundet. Sehr schon! Anschließend zur Burgruine in Murol. Besichtigt und für gut befunden. Und es gab dort auch noch ein Ritterturnier mit Pferden und Zweikämpfen. Super gemacht. Und auf dem Weg zum Hotel fing das BMW Getriebe an zu mahlen und kratzen. Nach Rücksprache mit dem BMW-Forum: Abbruch, langsame Heimfahrt. Doll!Read more

  • Day1

    Day 1: Lyon

    July 9, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nos levantamos con mucha energía en casa de nuestros queridos Marc&Guenda. En una Lyon vacía nos dirigimos hacia la estación de la Part Dieu, de donde sale el tren hacia Ginebra, donde cambiaremos de convoy para ir a Berna.

    En el tren desayunamos un melón y unos croissants que entran de cine y nos despedimos (hasta pronto?) de esta maravillosa ciudad que ha sido nuestra durante casi un año.

    En nuestro compartimento vacío solo nos acompaña un tío calvo con un chándal de los 80 con una maleta más grande que él. Pasamos por un pueblo que se llama Culoz y nos hace gracia (así de simples somos).
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  • Day3

    Journée à Lyon

    May 12, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    Alors j'ai su que le match Lyon Marseille était à 16h donc premier bistrot pas de match après 3 bistrots et 3 demis de rosé je me rends compte que c'est 16h du Canada .j'ai dû aller faire une sieste. Mais je suis de retour 😎 pour le match allez L'OM

  • Day34

    Lyon - just as expected

    August 24, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Once out of our apartment, Lyon is just as expected - boulangeries, patisseries, brasseries, (the position of the i is important) and cathedrals, including, of course, a Notre Dame.

    Lyon's Notre Dame de Fourviere dominates the western skyline, perched high on a hill rising steeply from the River Saone, steep enough for a funicular railway. It makes a fabulous place from which to gaze over the City.Read more

  • Day35

    Lyon - more just as expected

    August 25, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Exploring Fourviere - the part of Lyon on the western side of the River Saone, home to the Notre Dame de Fourviere Cathedral that dominates the Lyon skyline.

    Two funicular railway lines start side by side at the foot of the hill, one going to Notre Dame and the other to the Roman ruins. It was at the Roman Theatre I tried my best Friends, Romans Countrymen but struggled without any friends or Aussies an the Romans had come and gone.

    At the bottom of the hill is Lyon's other cathedral, the Cathedral de Lyon, aka Cathedrale de Saint Jean Baptiste.
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