The Painted Walls of Lyon – La Fresque Des Lyonnais

After breakfast we boarded our coach to be taken on a tour of Lyon.  Our first point of call was this amazing building. A mural of over 30 of Lyons famous figures past and present. The Roman emperor Claudius, who was born here when Lyon was the fortress of Roman Gaul; the pioneer filmmaking Lumière brothers; silk …

Ardeche Steam Train

When I knew that we would be going on a Steam train I was beyond excited.  As a child I loved catching the steam train for family picnics and school outings.  Hanging the head out as you go along the tracks. The clickety clack of the wheels and the whistle as the train headed to …

Viviers – Ardèche Region

  By the time everyone came back from the Truffle Farm and Grignon Castle I was bursting to get out and do some exploring.  Being sick is awful, double that when away on holidays.  Poor Muriel, as soon as she came back I was like "come on let's go exploring in Viviers. " A quick …

Les Baux de Provence

After the Olive Farm we headed to Les Baux de Provence.  Our coach slowly wound its way up to the parking area.  There was a short walk from the parking area to the Village, where many restaurants, cafe's and souvenir shops along the little cobblestone roads.   The village of the Les Baux de Provence …

Arriving in Arles

The bus trip was a bit long and to top it off one poor lady coughed most of the way.  She sounded awful.  Later on the second leg of the trip up the Seine people were dropping like flies with the flu.  It turns out that's what she had.  Probably needed a mask and antibacterial …

The Longest Flight Home

During the night both Paula and I started feeling sick, in truth we both were feeling crap not long after dinner.  We thought it could have been the wine.  House wine can be like that sometimes.  Then it started.  The pains, the frequent trips to the bathroom.  Lucky Paula had some over the counter meds …

Paris

We arrived  in Paris around 5ish.  Our cruise director was there waiting to hand out our room keys. Paula and I got rooms on the 3rd floor, Muriel on the 6th floor.  Some had been upgraded and Muriel was one of them.  Our room was amazing, but Muriel's was outstanding. Muriel had a balcony, in …

Cologne – Koln

Cologne was our next town to visit.  Our ship left Bonn and made its way up the Rhine to Cologne.  We 3 sisters decided to go on the coach from Bonn to Cologne instead of the ship.  It only took 20 minutes on the coach.  We then could explore this wonderful place at our leisure. …

Look Left then Right in Europe!

Every  evening before dinner our Cruise Director would give all of us a Port Talk.  This would be on what we were all doing the next day and the events of the day. Any issues that may have arisen regarding locks or things we need to be on the look out for such as pick …