Sofitel Lyon Bellecour
Travel Blogs from Lyon
Day six, which also happened to be the 6th of July, dawned pretty much as all the others on the tour so far, bright, sunny and warm – promising a high of around 28 degrees, a few degrees cooler than the Cote d’Azur which I think had been over 30 Celsius the days we were there. Gerry had decided the day before that today’ …
While DH went to a meeting, I slept in a little (stress the "little" here). I got up and headed back out to the shops. I found some tres chic clothes and had the best time shopping. Oh, I love French clothes. And to top it off, I learned a new French word: Soldes...Sale!!! Everything was on sale, lol, which made it even more fun. [Side Note: I have …
So we were supposed to arrive at the Paris du Nord station at about 11:45 AM, but did not get there until around 12:15 PM. We had to navigate the train station with all of our luggage, trying to read the signs in French, with not much help, to get to Gare de Lyon station to catch our 1:00 train. I bought Metro tickets to Gare de Lyon, and we …
We got off the train at the Perrache station which was quite close to our hotel (thanks to the folks on the train for that hot tip). Took a quick taxi and voila, we were at the Lyon Sofitel Hotel right on the Rhone river. We found out rather quickly that people in Lyon don't speak English as much as they do in Paris. The hotel was nice. Our room …
... We saw the "amphitheater des Trois Gaules", a Christian site that dates back to the 3rd century!! A few more Traboules then we passed through the very artsy district of "Le Village des Createurs"' then La Fresque des Lyonnais...the most famous painted wall in Lyon, it's more like an immense mural on 3 sides of a building....painted like the building would look. With balconies and people on the balconies...looks quite real. The people painted there were all famous individuals in ...
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