Thursday, 2 September 2010

Lyon, keep looking up.

Last Tuesday we caught the Eurostar train to Lyon. One train change and on the comfy spacious top deck of a TGV we make our final half of the journey fleeting through the beautiful french countryside, whizzing past vineyards and vegetable crops. After leaving the grey skies of England behind, we stepped out into the hot early evening sunshine.
Our hotel was just a few streets away with a breath taking panoramic view of the whole city. Hotels are for sleeping though, so we dropped off our bags and headed straight out to explore the streets. Tall buildings with shuttered windows, two wide rivers to cross and glimpses of the cathedral up and beyond. Time to seek nourishment in one of the many bustling back street restaurants. Authentic Bouchon or not the food was hearty and tasty, just what we needed for the long walk back.


Jill said...

I have always wanted to go to Lyon the nearest I got was the station while waiting for a train to Avignon! It looks a great city so glad you had a lovely time perhaps it will be our next city break this winter!
Jill x

lucy loves fabric said...

Oh lovely!!!!

I am planning a trip to Avignon at the moment.

Are you very fluent in the French language?

Lucy xx

Lobster and swan said...

I wish I was! But sadly no, my husband and I are planning on taking lessons at the local college as I love the french language and would love to be able to speak more than the basics.

The Curious Cat said...

I'm not far from Lyon right now...but I doubt I'll get a chance to go there with my time schedule for work! I'll see the airport...but alas! Not the town! xxx

camille said...

Oooooh What a delight! I am from Lyon and I have been a secret reader of L&S for a long time. It's wonderful to see how you make my town look pretty with your pictures! I hope you enjoyed your stay here!