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Finally the rain has stopped!
We left a very waterlogged site and headed towards Lyon and "Camping des Barolles", thankfully the rain stopped on the way here and so far has not returned in any force!
The campsite is situated about 7km from the city centre, its not a place we would recommend for a long period as its got more of a carpark feel to it rather than ...
... locals play boules, enjoying murals (watch out, Chemainus), encountering even more Roman ruins that the Tourism Board seems to have forgotten about, and hanging outside the City Hall square (Hotel de Ville) where Thomas spied a cart giving out free lemonade (providing much glee and a burst of energy for the trip back to the apartment), the day was a great mix of seeing both tourist sites and ...
... the rain and came home with pastries right before it stared to pour. At noon we headed out and walked south to a very new, modern and large shopping centre to check it out. Thomas found a fantastic toy store and bought himself some blow up boxing gloves. ( and had great fun beating up his dad )! Before we left we shopped at a "hypermarche", France's version of ...
... watch the race pass through, then follow if from there into Lyon.
Early on we realized it was going to be a long day and, whilst cool following the valley out of Vichy, likely to be hot when we started to climb.
The first stop was a little village to re-group and stretch the legs. Big Chateau, monuments to Francois Riboulet, a member of the French Rsistance who died in a Nazi Prison camp (and presumably a village local) - and the obligatory puncture.
Then it was ...
... for Lyon we have not had a shortage of new experiences. Yesterday we climbed the 440 steps to the one of the most stunning cathedrals I have ever seen, Notre Dame de Fouviere. It looks over all of Lyon, and it is difficult to tell which is more impressive - the view from the look out or the 500 year old church's spectacular interior. It was certainly worth the effort of climbing the steps! Walking through the quaint, cobblestone streets of the St Paul and ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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