BEST WESTERN Crequi Lyon Part Dieu
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... crackers. It has been an astonishing 35 degrees! Finally we reached Lyon, supposedly the gastronomy capital of the world. We were all excited to try some typical French delicacies such as frogs legs and croque Monsieur however majority of bistros close at lunch and do not make dinner. After wondering around for awhile seeing some sites with the other South Africans and soaking our feet in a fountain due to the pressures from walking around so much, ...
We thought we should have a look beyond Lyon for the day so headed for Chambery - 100km to the east. We scooted along the freeway with the masses of trucks and racing black BMW's [the latter believe they have a god given right to fly along at light speed]. The drive took us quickly into the steep sided mountains which were crowned with limestone escarpments. Conveniently the 3.2 km tunnels through the mountains made it a fairly quick drive and we came to the ...
... And I was brave enough to try Fois Gras again. My colleague ordered a local wine which was great as well. This was the best meal I had in Lyon. It definitely lived up to all the great things I heard about food in Lyon. After dinner we walked around the Old Town for a little bit. I really enjoyed having a local show me around for a night. It also made it easier for me to get my bearings for some sightseeing on Tuesday morning.
... and a
creamy sauce and for dessert it was a chocolate cake (that was more of a
mousse) with red berries. It was sooo good! Probably the best meal we ate on
our whole trip. Yes, we went to a few other sit down restaurants, but we weren’t
ever with somebody that could tell us what the unknown things were on the menu,
nor were we with somebody that could give us suggestions of what was really
good or not so good (in their opinion of course). ...
... but the facilities are good and as its all gravel no mud to worry about from the rain!
We took the bus into Lyon for a look around the city with no expectations but it was a nice city and easy to get around.
Now that its dry, we hope it will stay that way as staying / sleeping in the van with the rain pouring down is a pretty miserable place to be!!