Monday, 23 August 2010

Time away


I am going away for a few days with the husband, on the Eurostar Explorer train, to Lyon. I am so excited to be visiting somewhere new and can't wait to eat my way around another great french city. If any of you have been to Lyon and have any ideas of how we can best spend our time, please let me know. I will be back at the end of the week to share my time away with you.

16 comments:

Alexia said...

Lyon is a beautiful city. And I'm not saying this because I leave there.

You should see the banks of Rhône and Saône, especially at night.
Climb up the Fourvière hill to see the panorama (you can walk or take the Funiculaire at Vieux Lyon station).
In Vieux-Lyon (rue Saint Jean) there are a lot of pubs and bouchons lyonnais. Most of them are for tourists, but Chez Martial is nice (and cheap).
There's also the Parc de la Tête d'Or, a big park in the city, l'Institut Lumière (where the first movie was shot) which is a museum but also a cinema, les pentes de la Croix-Rousse (we have 2 hills in Lyon)to walk and ah, so many things that I'm not going to write them all because this comment is going to be very long :)

Fleur said...

My sister lives in Lyon ^^ You can visit the "Musée de la miniature" where you can also see some movies scenery. Of course there is the "Parc de la tête d'or". I'm sure you already thought about places to visit but there are the two "incontournables" for me. Have a great time in Lyon ^^

Suzanne said...

Bon Voyage! Hope you have a magical time x

Lil and Matt said...

You are so lucky! We visited Lyon a couple of years ago and went to a lovely little bistro called L'Adrets, or Adrets Le Tire Cul on rue de Boeuf - it was ultra romantic! Lil.

The domestic novice said...

How lovely! My sister spent a year there with Uni. The views from La Basilique de Notre Dame de Fourviere at the top of Lyon are fantastic on a clear day and the roman ampitheatre is close by. The markets are divine - naturally. Hire a bike and cycle along the small roads that make up the antiques area. There is a fantastic restaurant along Rue des Marronniers (runs parallel to Place Bellecour) - Le Bouchon des Carnivores - think wooden board, carving knife, steak and a large glass of wine. Have a fantastic time!

Laura Trevey said...

Oh, how romantic.... enjoy!

tam said...

Have fun pretty face x x

kyndell walsh said...

hope it's lovely!!

kyndell walsh said...

hope it's lovely!!

Cathi said...

Have a great time! We just took the Eurostar from London to Paris last week - it was fabulous! xxoo :)

A Flourishing Perspective said...

How simply wonderful! I hope to be traveling a lot someday around Europe but right now haven't even been out of the country...someday though!

I hope you have a wonderfully magical time and I can't wait to see pictures you take while away. :)

Sorry I can't suggest anything on where to go...but I'm sure you'll find things!

XOXO-
Rachel

Kaylovesvintage said...

have a good trip

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Have a fabulous time with your husband

Jessica said...

have aq beautiful trip!

hausfrau said...

Just back from Lyon having done the trains too. Family holiday that included a hire car and a trip to the south coast via lots of interesting places. We loved Lyon but it's probably too late for suggestions? Our favorite things there were the view from Fouviere hill, the Sunday markets and the Roman theatre and museum.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

The two of you are so beautiful hun and I hope you had an absolutely wonderful time!
xo
Melis