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  • Day459


    June 25, 2020 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 The first surprise was the marina, our info is a bit out of date and the marina must have had some teething problems but it was lovely right in the middle of the new developments on the piece of land between the Rhône and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 an impromptu band practice of local musicians. No one spoke to us in English - perhaps our attire, perhaps our carafe of wine.Read more

    Sean Plamondon

    Great meeting you two in montreal airport. Have a great trip. Looking forward to reading about it.

  • 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.Read more

    Albert Passadore

    Hope Solo came in here.

  • 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

  • Day13


    March 7, 2020 in France ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Bislang hatte ich Lyon nur als Verkehrshindernis auf dem Weg in den Süden wahrgenommen. Da Alex am Folgetag von hier aus mit dem Zug nach Bochum fahren wird, statten wir der Altstadt einen Besuch ab. Das hiesige UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe gefällt uns sehr gut, wir finden einige nette Bars und auch ein gutes, wenn auch nicht ganz preiswertes Restaurant. Ein schöner Abschluss unserer gemeinsamen Zeit auf dieser kleinen Reise!Read more

  • Day32


    July 18, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    N’Abend. Habe heute nach vier Wochen und vier Tagen wandern die 1000km erreicht. Also reine Trailkilometer. Mit dem ganzen rumlaufen in Besançon und auch Lyon, war ich mit Sicherheit schon viel eher bei der Marke angelangt, aber eben keine trailkilometer. Wenn das so nun weitergeht oder ich das Tempo vielleicht noch etwas steigern kann, dann werde ich noch im September in Torrox ankommen.
    Neue Schuhe würden mir vorerst mal helfen, aber die grinsen mich ja alle nur an wenn ich 48 sage und der Altra Support ist grauenhaft. Da hab ich lang und breit erklärt was mein Problem ist und mir wird einfach gesagt dass ich auf ihrer Internetseite ja bestellen kann. Fragt sich nur wohin und wann das da ist und wie lange das dann da bleibt.
    Der Tag heute war schön. Man sieht die vielen römischen Spuren hier und die Landschaft wirkt auch etwas wie in der Toskana. Nur sind die Berge hier höher.
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    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu den 1000!!! Super Leistung!

    Squirrel Poldy

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch 🎉👏🏼

    Squirrel Poldy

    Komet gesehen? 💫

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  • 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

  • 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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