Le Relais des Dix Crus Hotel
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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, ...
... to a smaller road N7,to Nyons along Le Route desVins...the soil is very rocky and chalky and their are vineyards everywhere....also Lavender fields all over the field.now we aer exporting Valairie and trying to find the Chateau Grignan. We spent a couple of hours exploring the Chateau which was important duringg the 1600s but was destroyed in the Revolution and restored in the 1930s.. Nice old hill village with the Chateau at the top. Now we are driving further, now ...
... on foot, aiming for a tourist bus as we had 2 days and thought it would be good to get our bearings, but as unfortunately we had missed the last one for the day. A conveniently located bike station prompted us to saddle up once again, it worked in Bordeaux. We cycled up through the middle of town and looked at some of the attractions were had been advised to look for. A large plaza depicted the centre of town, Place Bellecour, from here we on to to explore ...
... it, and probably enjoyed the wine and dip in the pool more than we even had thought we would. Phyllis did an amazing job of maintaining our morale as we walked. And so, to bed.
As I write this we re back at that same McDonald's waiting out the noonday sun in airconditioned splendor. We're about to head out on a fairly long (37 mile) ride to the medieval town of Cluny, where we may hang out for a few days if it's as nice as advertised.
Lyon is a large city on the edge of the French Alps. It is a historic town with many attractive squares and rambling old streets.
A settlement since Roman times the city is dominated by two rivers which pass through it meaning
the main centre is on an island.
The city was made famous during WWII due to the Butcher of Lyon who slaughtered and imprisoned
thousands of citizens before escaping to Bolivia after the war! ...