Friday, August 17, 2012

Pit Stop in Lyon

At the end of July, we fled cool and rainy Germany and headed to France.  We stopped in Lyon for two nights and spent the extra day sightseeing.  We took the funicular up to Fourvière to enjoy the great view and to visit the Basilique Notre-Dame and the Roman theater.   

Looking across the Saône and Rhône towards
Part-Dieu

Looking towards the northern part of the Presqu’île


Further South

Place Bellecour, a truly magnificent square

Bloggerboy Junior was going to meet us in Cannes, so, on our extra day the ladies went shopping, and I, lonely male, walked up and down for several hours exploring the Presqu'île and the Sixth Arrondissement, drank coffee, and skimmed lazily through my guide book before heading back to our hotel to freshen up and go to dinner.  The next morning we headed to Cannes along the autoroute du Soleil.  We were lucky: there was more traffic heading north than south on Sunday morning, a day to change beds (German:  Bettenwechsel).

2 comments:

mister anchovy said...

Lovely views!

margaret21 said...

Yes, I've really got to 'do' Lyon. Everyone seems to give a good account of it. Food too apparently.....