Hotel Akena Rillieux La Pape
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... wines accompanied by local specialties for a truly French degustation.
Tonight you'll delight in an onboard theme dinner paying tribute to France. Following dinner, enjoy some scenic night cruising, to reveal the illuminating charms of Lyon from your view upon the water. After your cruise, you'll remain docked in Lyon overnight.
... Discovery Series event, you'll visit a local workshop to learn the secrets of creating delicately painted silk scarves. It was in Lyon that the Jacquard loom (named for its French inventor), the first automatic loom able to weave complex patterns, was invented.
This evening features the Captain’s Welcome Reception and a port talk, followed by the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
... Then, like most buildings in France, it was ransacked during the French revolution, then used as a prison, then a barracks, until finally it was restored as a monument.
From Avignon, we went to Tarascon where we spent our last 2 nights of the cruise. On our last day (3 Oct) we went to Arles, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It has a very well -preserved Roman Arena, built in 90AD, which could seat up to ...
... Lyon is famous for.
More walking and saw some old Roman ruins , an amphitheatre.
Highlight of the day was the dinner at a charming little Bouchon (Typical French local cuisine) in the old city.Cobbled streets and many eating places.
So for 15 euros a piece we had a fantastic 3 course dinner with lots of choices.
I had onion soup and fresh bread and croutons and cheese, main was fish in ...
... the riding was generally fun and easy, the campgrounds we found were great, and we are quite pleased to have made our way around France some 1800 miles or so without more than the trivial mishaps we have described. We are also a bit sad to get off our trusty mounts for the last time in France today, at least on this little junket.
Phyllis continued to get great photos on this leg, which we hope you enjoy. Thanks for following!