Mercure Lyon L'Isle d'Abeau
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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!
Narbonne train station is quite small so should have been a piece of cake catching the train to Lyon, which it would have been if we didn't have to lug three suitcases up and down two flights of stairs to reach the platform and some silly woman who wasn't even travelling on the train took herself and her little dog off the platform and out if the damned way so the rest of us who were actually getting on the train could do so and manage their luggage! She must ...
... restaurant which had gluten free bread baskets! I haven't eaten bread from a table basket in over a year so I was super excited. The entire restaurant experience was fun because I tried to speak to the waitress only in French - which entailed me ordering my food and saying good night. Every other time I had Jesse and Greg speak for me. Greg and I had cool fruit drinks before Jesse got there and I ordered the Framboise flavored (it was the only one I knew how ...
... for a while then later started talking to a Costa Rican and a German. It was great hearing stories about their travels and they recommened some places for me to visit. We decided to meet up the next day to explore Lyon.
After breakfast we walked down the hill to Vieux Lyon, the medieval part of the city. We wandered around a church and down narrow cobbled streets filled with little cafes. We visited ...
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We made it to Chateau de Rully without further incident and the group were introduced to the young Count Rully who lives in the Chateau with his wife and children. The chateau is a medieval fortress built in the 12th century, since its the origin the castle has been kept in the same family. After a guided tour and tasting we left the Chateau only 20 minutes or so ahead of schedule but I don't think Gerry cared, he'd had a great day.