Best Western Saphir Lyon
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... colours of the trees and the brilliant green of the grass was amazing.
E failed to get any lunch as we discovered that 11:11 is a bank holiday in France and everywhere was closed! So we arrived at the hotel at 5:00 pm and were starving! We checked in and the owner kindly provided us with pate and bread and a glass of red....perfect!
... the Fourviere Basilica dominates the skyline. The Basilica takes its name from the Roman forum upon which it was built. While the city has a Cathedral in the old section, which is striking in the way Gothic cathedrals usually are, the Basilica is something else again. It was built in the late nineteenth Century and completed just before World War I. As it overpowers the city from its hilltop, its interior overwhelms the visitor. ...
... we received from our tour guide was perfectly fine. After the tour in the office we took a tour of the loading dock. After this visit we went to lunch as a group. After that we headed to Fedex for our last visit of the day. The logistical information we learned from Fedex was quite interesting. After Fedex we went back to the hotel and then went out to dinner.
Of all the museums in Lyon must see for me was only the museum Lumiere. Brothers Lumiere, Lyon natives, produced the first movie (cinematographe), in 1895. They also developed color photography and color slides; then for many years had a monopoly on production of photo cameras and photographic equipment.
To get there I took a metro from Place Bellecour stop, once I emerged from the metro I found myself in the middle of the Saturday produce market ...
... the afternoon exploring the old part of the city. Old Lyon is famous as a World Heritage Site because it has retained the original medieval architecture that the city was founded on. The traboules, or covered passageways, are all numbered and connect the city to interior courtyards, other passageways, or to private residences. Each one has a very old looking door and sometimes ornate details on the molding or the door itself. Finding doors that were unlocked was the tricky part. ...