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Lyon

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  • Day459

    Lyon

    June 25 in France ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Lyon was a lot nicer than I expected, I am not a city person, and as it’s the second largest city in France I was not expecting great things. The first surprise was the marina, our info is a bit out of date and the marina must have had some teething problems but it was lovely right in the middle of the new developments on the piece of land between the Rhône and Saône, it felt safe but was in the heart of things. The redevelopment of the confluence land had resulted in some weird buildings the confluence museum reminded us of the Guggenheim in, I think it was Bilbao all glass and metal at weird angles. There was a supermarket and shopping mall next door to the marina with a Decathlon store. We were able to use a cycle path to access the old town then lock up the bikes and wander around taking in the sights and also just the old streets, inner courtyards and spiral stone staircases as we tried to walk only in the shade, temperature reached 35degs. From the old town we crossed back over the Saône to see the opera house and Hôtel de ville then down the bank of the Rhône to Hôtel Dieu previously a hospital and abbey now up-market shops and restaurants in an incredible setting. The day after we continued our trip up the river seeing the sights from a different perspective.Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'OMRead 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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  • Day40

    Lyon - can drive you canuts.

    August 30, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    The canuts were Lyonnais silk workers, often working on Jacquard looms. They were primarily found in the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood of Lyon in the 19th century. The Croix-Rousse area is a high point north of the city, between the Saone and Rhone rivers with some lovely views over Lyon, if you can manage the climb up a gazillion steps.

    We cheated, we caught the metro which in this case is actually a funicular railway- too steep in places to maintain traction so has cogs to stop the train plummeting down the track to an abrupt end.

    The main lure to this fascinating part of Lyon is another wall mural, one of many scattered across Lyon. In my opinion, this one takes the title as the best. A very large, very flat and near lifeless concrete wall of a building once sat prominently at a road junction, on display for all to see, it could not be missed. In the 1980s they saw this extremely bland wall as a canvas to display the fine art that this city possesses.

    Over the 30 years since, it has gone through a few evolutions to the awesome piece it is today. As you walk from the Metro, you see a group of buildings with a massive stairway in the middle, a scene very typical of this area. As you get closer, you know it is a mural but the few small, real windows start to do your head in, trying to figure out what is real and what is paint.
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  • Day97

    Lyon, France

    September 22, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Dropped our car in Milan this morning to fly to Lyon for 3 nights! We had a small plane which flew low over the Alps- great views including Mont Blanc from above!

  • Day171

    Lyon-last stop in France

    February 21, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Misty morning and thought I'd go to the art museum before catching my 3pm blablacar ride. Museum closed! Went for a walk and found the porcelain museum and factory and scoped it out. Super expensive pieces. Bought a couple of small items at another store for about one third the cost. Waited for my ride and there was a problem with the car. Luckily Louise switched cars with her sister and so we were only 1 hour behind. Glitch number two-we fuelled up in Aire de Manzat and 15 minutes down the road Louise remembered she didn't pay the gas bill. So we stopped and she had to contact the gas pump and pay her bill. Another 15 minutes late. The ride all in all was great because we cruised at 130km/hr and we went through two national parks and the Loire Valley. She felt so bad that she dropped me off at my hostel door which was great so I didn't have to walk half an hour. Had my free drink on the house, a Caesar salad with chicken and Dijon mustard and another glass of red from the Rhone region. I met a girl at the bar who is from Montreal who was so happy to see a Canadian that she gave me a few free tastings from the region. Will have to get up early tomorrow so I can get some sites in before I take off to Lausanne Switzerland tomorrow.Read more

  • Day10

    Morning in Lyon

    September 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    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

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