Excitement and sadness filled the air as our cruise along the Rhone had ended. We would be heading to Paris on the TGV - which translates to very very fast. Our coaches arrived to take us to the Lyon Part-Dieu railway station. Wow such a busy train station. We had been warned that pick pockets … Continue reading The TGV is fast! Lyon to Paris in less than 2 hours!
It was fascinating watching the young children play in the fountains. We could have watched them for hours. The pools were crowded. What else does one do on a hot day. Wander around doing touristy things or going for a swim. We did the tourist things. Im so glad we did. You can … Continue reading Lyon France – just a few more pics
After our tour of the Traboules and the old town of Lyon we were taken back to the ship for those who wanted lunch. I was full from all the samples we had at the market. After cooling down we walked back into the city. I had my cross body bag from Modipeller and Muriel … Continue reading Phew that was lucky!
In the 5th district or Vieux Lyon most of the streets run parallel to the river making it difficult to get from one street to the next without making huge detours. So courtyards and passageway were designed making lots of shortcuts. This also helped the workers who would move their produce through these covered walkways. … Continue reading Traboules Of Lyon
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 … Continue reading The Painted Walls of Lyon – La Fresque Des Lyonnais
After dinner at Abbaye of Collonges we made our way across the road to our ship to be taken into Lyon. We were to arrive in Lyon around midnight so quite a few of us with drinks in hand stood on the front deck to watch the lights as we meandered to out stop. … Continue reading The lights of Lyon on the Saone and the Rhine
When I heard the news of the passing of Paul Bocuse back in January, I was deeply saddened. We had an amazing night of food, fun, laughter and a very good show at the Abbaye of Collonges in August last year. Paul Bocuse was an amazing French Chef who will always be famous for … Continue reading Abbaye of Collonges – Paul Bocuse