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Rhône

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  • Day110

    Lyon

    September 24, 2017 in France

    We walked more of Lyon's beautiful Old Town today and joined a walking tour to see its hidden passageways or "traboules" as they are called here. There are about 40 traboules open to the public, winding their way through buildings and courtyards. Good tour. Time to leave Lyon and head to the UK.

  • Day111

    Au revoir Lyon

    September 25, 2017 in France

    Today we leave Lyon, fly to London, pick up our hire car and drive 460kms to Whitby. By we, I mean Alan drives ... but he does get to drive on the correct side of the road again. More about Whitby in the next post - I have more photos of Lyon to share.

  • Day109

    Lyon

    September 23, 2017 in France

    Lyon is shaped by its two rivers, the Rhône River (to the East) and the Saône (to the West). We are staying on the left side of the Saône but can easily walk to Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) on the right side by crossing the Bonapart Bridge, one of the many bridges in Lyon. Today we took the sightseeing bus for a tour of Lyon to get our bearings. It is a lovely city with many of its historical buildings preserved and the view over to the Old Town is beautiful. A boat ride along the Saône finished off a very enjoyable and quite warm day. The 24 degree-day took us by surprise.Read more

  • Day108

    Lyon France

    September 22, 2017 in France

    Today, Alan drove from Sallanches to Milan, about 300kms. We took the quickest route through the Mont Blanc Tunnel (11.6km) which links Chamonix ( France) to Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley ( Italy). Although this was the longest tunnel, there were quite a lot more that we drove through. It saved us hours and ensured we made our flight to Lyon where we will spend 3 days.
    Lyon is much bigger than I expected and very busy. Cafes and restaurants were full...but it was Friday night. People, bikes and cars somehow miss each other as they all rush to get wherever they are going. Lots of pedestrian crossings and you need them! First impression is that it is a vibrant city and a popular place for young people - tourists too 😊
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  • Day99

    Lyon, Old Town

    September 24, 2017 in France

    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

  • Day389

    Frankreich, Lyon

    October 19 in France

    Die nächste Stadt, die ich mir angeguckt habe war Lyon.
    Durch Lyon fließen zwei Flüsse, durch die das Zentrum eine Insellage zu verdanken hat. Die Altstadt liegt auf westlicher Uferseite, von der man zu der imposanten Basilika gelangt und dem kleinen Bruder vom Eifelturm ;-)
    Ganz nett sind die typischen kleinen Gassen, Traboules genannt, die oft wie Pritvatwege bzw Hauseingänge wirken.Read more

  • Day11

    Regnie Durette in Beaujolais

    September 28 in France

    The smallest vineyard in Beaujolais makes great grapes. Brouilly is the strongest of the wines of Beaujolais. The grape roots must fight their way through the underground rock, and the wine is aged longer. At our wine tasting we found it delicious. We were at the Chateau des Ravatys, the Domaine of l’Institute Pasteur. This vineyard, strangely, is characterized as a “charity.” It was founded by a nurse in the early twentieth century. It does not export or market its wines outside the estate. However, it produces such fine wines that oenophiles throughout the world subscribe annually to receive cases of its product, and it sells a small amount here at the vineyard store. All profits that are not reinvested into the winemaking operation are used to support the local hospital.Read more

  • Day10

    Morning in Lyon

    September 27 in France

    From the Romans to the Nazis, Lyon has been an integral part of the history of France. This very liveable city has all of the advantages of Paris without the hassles. The city was here before the Romans made It their capital of Gaul. I have long wanted to come here because it was the seat of the episcopacy of one of the early Church Fathers, Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon. Reluctant to support the French Revolution of 1789, Lyon was erased from the map by Rebespierre. Napoleon restored it and enriched it by making it a textile center. We saw a demonstration of silk weaving on a two-hundred-year-old jacquard loom. During WW II the city was part of the Vichy government. Many pass throughs called trabels enabled the resistance to defeat the Germans. SS officer Claus Barbee was tried and imprisoned here for war crimes. Now Lyon is France’s fastest growing city.Read more

  • Day11

    The Hill of Fleurie in Beaujolais

    September 28 in France

    Hill of Fleurie in Beaujolais boasts some of the best vineyards in France. The French do not regard the Beaujolais nouveau highly. George LeBoeuf vineyards simply produces and sells it quickly to make money. Other crus of the Beaujolais region are far superior to the Beaujolais nouveau, which our guide called a “catastrophe.” It is remarkable that the varied soil here makes it possible to produce 18 different types of wine from one type of grape, the gamay.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département du Rhône, Departement du Rhone, Rhône, Ródano

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