Hotel Lyon Metropole
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We left Sauvignone soon after 09:00 and took the autostrade to Turin and then onwards to Briancon. We stopped at Momtgenevre where relatively fresh snow had been swept for the road into piles on the car park. This was hard to believe as it was actually 20c with brilliant sunshine when we were there! The views of the Alps with snow covered tops, ...
Had a quick breakfast and left the hotel early 9am as the weather prediction wasn't good. Cycled the bridge over the Saone river, it's so wide but doesn't look very pretty this morning as it's very grey - so many swans on it though. Turn right to follow the river South, not long out of Macon see a lovely little owl dead on the side of the road, see so much road kill here mostly hedgehogs. Sky looking ...
... visibly excited and they started to talk in French to each other. My French translation is I think this might be the first time they've seen a close up of that statue. I just can't believe that's the case but I asked if they had e-mail and I would send them photos. I have been formally invited to stay with Martine the next time I visit Lyon. Cool! I spent the rest of the afternoon meandering down the hill stopping at the Cathedral St. Jean which is the home base ...
... here among the hustle and bustle. After about an hour of touring, we arrived at our hotel. It's no Marriott or Hampton inn but the location is great. The Hotel Du Simplon is a quaint and cozy gem in the city center. Very authentic! Now, it's nap time. We haven't had more than 3 hours of sleep in the past 35 hours, so I'm quite exhausted! Well, we never got that nap in because we decided to go out and find some dinner. We ended up, after exploring a ...
... background. We almost saw the famous ancient Greek theater, but it was so high up the hill and we got lost exploring Old Lyon, so we skipped it. But it is overall an awesome city, with a vibe similar to that of Paris, but not quite as full of tourists or speedy motorists. I definitely want to revisit the city someday. ...