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... seen before, or an apple tart glistening in the window.
And then the supermarkets and local farmers markets laden with local wines, hams, pears, peaches, nectarines and melons.
Picnics in our cosy apartment have been the order of each day - sampling the local treats.
meals in cafés and restaurants have just been the icing on the cake!
Would we come back to Lyon? - definitely.
our apartment on the 5th floor of a 16th century ...
Such a lovely morning that we delay setting off and have a potter around Besancon. It is a really charming town and we will definitely come back again. We do discuss idea of staying for a week now but in the end decide to continue south to be sure of hotter weather. South to Lyon, another Mercure chain ...
... was lovely and the building was was a Gothic makeover from an old Romanesque beginning. We then saw the old Roman Temple of Augustus and the old forum as well as medieval half timbered houses and 17th century business districts. We walked along tree-lined cafe studded streets back to our awaiting riverboat for dinner and our evening sail to Viviers.
... spectacular, a photographers dream with lots of different places for amazing photos. One little surprise we had for the group, which I hadn’t mentioned in their itinerary was that the Chateau has its own art gallery displaying original works by well known artists such as Marinetti, Matisse & Warhol.
We managed to get them through the tasting and tour and on the coaches for our next destination 15 minutes early, so far so good. Our next ...
Arrived in Lyon after 2 hours on the train from Paris. Lyon is just beautiful - the old town has a maze of tunnels to explore.
Lyon is famous for its food - so we went to a traditional bouchon for dinner and ordered the local food - an Andouillette sausage... lets say I tried but i couldn't finish it without gagging... tripe sausage is not for me!
Mike's coq au vin was much nicer!
The creme caramel for dessert made it worth while.