Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache
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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!
... hours, even though they are privately owned, and are still used for getting from one street to the next. The ultimate shortcut. They were a favourite haunt of the resistance during WW2. The architecture of the old confluence sector, where the rivers meet, is astounding. At first glance it appears to be like most dockland redevelopments, but here avant-garde architecture is the norm. We saw the Lyon biennale exhibition at a converted old sugar ...
We thought we should have a look beyond Lyon for the day so headed for Chambery - 100km to the east. We scooted along the freeway with the masses of trucks and racing black BMW's [the latter believe they have a god given right to fly along at light speed]. The drive took us quickly into the steep sided mountains which were crowned with limestone escarpments. Conveniently the 3.2 km tunnels through the mountains made it a fairly quick drive and we came to the ...
... hungry. Nikki and I walked around for about an hour looking for food, when we realized that most places didn't open until 7. We found a gourmet dessert shop across the street from the hotel and got a couple of parfaits to hold us over. It was really delicious.
We went back out around 7 for food and stopped into a cafe we had seen earlier. We went in but they weren't serving food. We each got a beer anyway. ...
... planned got cancelled and she
said that she could take us out to a great restaurant to eat some dishes
typical of Lyon. First, Elodie was a great little tour guide and a wonderful
person for taking some time out of her already busy week to show 5 strangers around
her city. She came and got us at our hostel and we walked, once again to the
old city of Lyon, all along the way Elodie was telling us all about the city
and what we should see and do the next ...