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The city of Lyon lies at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. It was established by the Romans around 43 B.C. and has served as a trading and manufacturing centre, particularly in the silk industry, over the centuries. Today, as the two rivers converge they form a long, thin, pencil-shaped land mass connected on both sides by …
... but the facilities are good and as its all gravel no mud to worry about from the rain!
We took the bus into Lyon for a look around the city with no expectations but it was a nice city and easy to get around.
Now that its dry, we hope it will stay that way as staying / sleeping in the van with the rain pouring down is a pretty miserable place to be!!
... outstanding views of the city. A woman in a tour group outside the Basilica muttered "I think Paris is better", but I suspect her croissant intolerance was acting up, as we've been having a ball in Lyon. Next to the Basilica is a large Roman amphitheatre that we explored on the way down the hill. While there is an adjacent museum, after all the Roman learning of Arles we opted to just wander the ...
LYON, MAY 31
Today we are in Lyon along with about 6 other river boats. We are all rafted together so getting on and off is fun. We started at Les Halles de Paul Bocuse, the ultra gourmet food market that covers a whole square block. They have everything you need to cook anything and eating bars if you don't want to cook.We then drove to Flourviere hill for a ...
... one of my students and I was riding a bike along the river bank and I looked up into the trees on the hills and they had white snow at the tops, like you see in Christmas movies. Like you never really see in Australia ever. It was quite nice. I've heard I'll soon get over the excitement of snow and just hate the cold and the rain and wish it was warm again, but for the moment I like it. It kind of makes it being so bloody cold worth it because it's so ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Lyon Gerland
Clean, well run, rooms were "Paris" small but comfortable
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