Novotel Lyon Gerland
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Clean, well run, rooms were "Paris" small but comfortable
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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 …
... ll embark on an included tour to explore the beautiful Beaujolais region north of Lyon, home to 13 French wine appellations. You’ll see historic highlights including the Pierres Dorees—villages built of golden stone—and the 11th-century church of St. Matthews. Then you’ll meet a local vintner and taste a sampling ...
... of Gaul under the Romans, Lyon flourished as a Renaissance trading center based on its extensive silk industry. In a country known for its fine cuisine, Lyon is also known as a gastronomic capital. Your tour features Old Lyon, once hidden behind medieval ramparts. Among other important landmarks, you'll see the Basilica of Fourviere, which towers above the city.
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... free and stations all around the main tourist sites. We followed the Rhone River as well as the Saone River for a number of kilometres and headed into the massive Parc de la Tete d'Or. This park is so big and beautiful with such amazing open space and grand old trees from yesteryear. The park is surrounded by massive old mansions on its boundary and a large tranquil lake in the middle. Also to our delight it has a free zoo with animals ...
... enough, I weird feeling of home came over me. I realised I missed France, I missed the familiarity of Lyon and I missed speaking French. I never thought I would say this! I spent a lot of time hating France and finding it so incredibly frustrating and just a constant battle for the most simple if things. But on the train ride (home) I suddenly felt a happiness and a nostalgia associated with coming home. I was happy to hear people around me speaking French and understanding them. ...