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Vienne

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  • Day457

    Vienne

    June 23, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Yesterday was our last night on the Rhône, we were on another halte fluviale this time on the river bank opposite Vienne, surprisingly peaceful. Vienna had the usual collection of historic buildings and some impressive Roman ruins that we took a self guided walk around. The most impressive for me was the Roman theatre and the view from Mount Pipet and the Church up there. We are beginning to struggle with the weather now, yesterday the temperature was still up at 30celsius at 7 pm today it’s at 34! I find the heat really draining. Today, after sharing a lock for the very first time, our last Rhône lock, we arrived in Lyon and are now on the Saône river, we decided to take a marina berth so we could plug in and charge everything up and use the portable aircon unit to see what it’s like. I am hoping that this heat wave is not usual but think it might be.
    Hope the weathers OK for you wherever you are reading this. Tomorrow we hope to be able to see some of the sights without melting will let you know how it goes.
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  • Day12

    Historic Vienne

    September 29, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    This part of France became a Roman colony when Julius Caesar brought his army here in 47 BC. Though it had long been known that the Romans were here, excavations began in earnest at the beginning of the twentieth century. Now the ruins of a Roman forum, theater, odion and arches have been unearthed. One of the best preserved Roman temples is here as well. Vienne also figured prominently in church history. Now the church of St. Maurice is no longer a cathedral; the bishop now has his chair in Lyon. Things are now slowing down in Vienne. If it costs half as much to live in Lyon as Paris, it costs half as much to live in Vienne as Lyon. The picturesque beauty of this small city on the southern edge of the Beaujolais area is charming.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vienne, Viena del Delfinat, Vienne-la-Patriote, Vièna, XVI, Viana, Вьенн