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... it - with, in fact, about 5 mins to spare....but it was definitely a route-march.
However, it was well worth it, as we spent several hours in the bar of the wonderful Hotel du Buet - delightful staff, and entertaining locals who didn't hesitate to enter into some Anglo-French banter! Plus, two huge plates of meats and cheeses, and a bottle of local rose wine which initially tasted of bubble-gum, but after a glass or two turned out to be very nice!!
... inside wasn't too special and there was no place to look out over the city. If you ever go, I recommend skipping the basilica, and the hike up there!
Definitely a beautiful day trip but there isn't a whole lot to do when the carnival isn't in full swing. I would love to go back in the warmer months to see the caves around the back of the mountains, they sound absolutely wonderful!
... it takes 45 minutes using the metro and our feet. There we met up with Alex, a guy in our group and had a few glasses of wine/bubbly wine (not Champagne b/c it wasn't from Champagne) before walking 30 minutes to this nice Irish Pub in Vieux Lyon.
By this point it was 11:45 PM and I had already given up hope of catching the midnight bus home, so I pet a puppy!!! (The first puppy I've pet here) and went ...
... snow fall for the first time in our lives. It was absolutely amazing and being able to play in it made me feel completely nostalgic for childhood, but in a good way. My friend invited us over for a dinner party with his family and family friends, which was great! I was finally able to practice my French! They were some of the most welcoming people I have ever met and made us feel incredibly comfortable, regardless of the fact that we had never met them before. We explored ...
... cities we've been in. The streets are wider, the buildings more modern, and I don't know how to explain it - but the feel was more European rather than French if that makes sense. We discovered a number of monuments and gardens, as well as ruins. After a while we found ourselves in front of the old thermal baths, which is now used as a tourist centre. These are not to be confused with the really old thermal baths, which were in the ...