Five reasons to visit the French city of Lyon

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Surprising and beautiful Lyon

My latest post on Ma Vie Francaise sees me visit the French city of Lyon for the first time.  It was a visit full of surprises.  Why?  Find out here…..

A bientot!

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2 Comments on “Five reasons to visit the French city of Lyon”

  1. Pamela 27/02/2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Great post on Lyon. Such a beautiful city! Wish I’d know about the traboules when we visited two years ago. Would certainly have looked for them. Also agree about how friendly and helpful the locals are. We visited for just the day, using a France Eurail pass. On the tgv it took maybe two hours, leaving Paris cool, overcast with showers and arriving in Lyon to beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Took a taxi from outside the station to the old town, having told the driver we were there just for the day. He lamented that we had such a short time as there was so much to see. So we asked him if he’d drive us around town on a bit of a sightseeing tour first and then drop us near a good food place. He was so nice and explained things such as how and where to take the funicular up the hill to visit the Cathedral – and other churches and places to see as well. Also recommended a lovely resto on a small quiet square. It was great, good food, not expensive and with friendly service. We didn’t have andouillettes! Not sure if we could have had this conversation and assistance from the driver if I didn’t have some French (quandmeme je parle francais comme une vache espagnol – as Rosemary would say) as he had very little English. Such a lovely day – and just travelling on that route on the tgv was really pleasant too.

  2. frugalfirstclasstravel 27/02/2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Thanks Pamela for your feedback. I’m so pleased that your own experience was similar to my own.

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