Hotel au Montesquieu
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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!
Today was a very low key and peaceful day. From what I can gather about Lyon there isn't overly much to do here in terms of tourist activities unless if you are a museum nerd, the enjoyment people get out of being Lyon is to do as the locals do and sit in cafes and have a coffee and to sit in the parks and relax, which suited us perfectly. Our main goal for today was to walk around the old part of Lyon ...
... so they could have a glass for themselves!
Crossing the Saone, we come to the old city which has narrow windy streets of much older buildings tacked on to one another. Here we find many tourists and locals enjoying bon vivant in the many eateries at night; they spill out into the narrow alleys with tables crammed together.
We toured the city in l'Open Tour hop on hop off bus. It was a terrific view and we will use the bus today to get around to some of the ...
... 2 little samples to take home. Once the tour was over everyone went shopping in the mustard store. I was amazed to see that many different variations of mustard. I didn't get anything, but everyone else bought a lot of mustard. While waiting for everyone to finish shopping, I sat outside chatting with a Rider student studying in Lyon that joined us for the day.
We finished up at the mustard factory and went to Le Belena for lunch. We had chosen our ...
... tradition of buying a couple
of fresh pastries for breakfast, went to the tunnel, and yes it was super cool and
I’m so glad Elodie had remembered about it last minute and told us to check it
out. We walked back to the old town of Lyon, took a little ride up to the most
beautiful church I have EVER seen. I could have sat inside of there all day and
just looked at the intricate details. It was called Notre-Dame de Fourviere.
Next on our ...