{lyon} french voyage day 7

March 18, 2017

After leaving the greater Paris region, I headed south on a train (wow, French trains are amazing) to Lyon. My time in Lyon was short, but I liked it because it is still quite a large city, but without some of that capital city air. Most of my time was spent in the Vieux (Old) Lyon area, where I saw the Cathédrale St-Jean then climbed/took a cable car up to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière where not only you get to visit a beautiful church, but enjoy views of all the Lyonnaise red rooftops as well. Nearby are some ancient Roman ruins – the Roman Theatre of Fourviére. These were the first of many Roman ruins I would see while traveling through central and southern France.

I think one of the reaons I loved Lyon so much is because there are so many bridges. These bridges are a must due to the fact that both the Rhone and Saone Rivers run through the City. The Presqu’ile District of Lyon is particularly nice to visit because it takes up the strip of land between these two grand rivers.

The other major attraction coming out of Lyon is its Lyonnaise cuisine. Lyon is known for its Bouchon (restaurants). These serve very traditional, very rich and heavy Lyonnaise foods and only a certain number are certified to be true Bouchon. In the end, I’m not sure if the place I ate at ended being a certified Bouchon, but the quenelles (ground fish dumplings) I ate seemed pretty delicious nonetheless.

Read more about our France adventures here: french voyage day 1 french voyage day 2french voyage day 3seine viewfrench voyage day 4french voyage day 5french voyage day 6sunset

A French Lyonnaise voyage photo adventure:

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One Response to “{lyon} french voyage day 7”

  1. annalice said

    im a huge fan of bridges! that good looks soo good

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