Ibis Lyon Nord - Dardilly
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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!
We took a high speed train from Paris to Lyon. Similar experience to trains in Italy. A rather early 6 AM start to our day because of farmers protesting in Paris. Traveled with Joan & Frank MacDonald who are a lot of fun & live in Winchester, MA. Went to cooking class but departed early because ...
... that we then walked to the Museum of the resistance. This was really interesting giving information about how the resistance worked in Lyon in particular and also in the rest of France. All a bit depressing too! The interesting thing is that the D day landings weren't universally welcomed by the French as so many towns were completely destroyed & so many civilians were killed. Just seen as collateral damage I guess. Things really haven't ...
... some apartments and decided that bench was our picnic spot. It was nice. Felt like a local.
After lunch we drove around a bit to get a couple of pictures, but then decided to skip the chocolates and wineries and just continue on to Lyon so we could get settled in well before dinner. We had less than an hour left in our drive. Once we got to Lyon, things got a little interesting. We needed to return our rental car ...
... balloons! (I have no idea what the official name is). I have tried them once before and they are so awesome when they soar up into the sky. The first one was a success and it took off over the rooftops close to the river. Some other couples had stopped by to watch them fly, and once it started going they started applauding like only french people can. The perfect gift as a perfect ending to a perfect day.
Or wait… was it? Soon afterwards ...