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November 23, 2018

France: Lyon, Restaurant Paul Bocuse

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Banks of the River Saône near Restaurant Paul Bocuse

Just north of Lyon in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or is a culinary attraction; the famous Restaurant Paul Bocuse is located on the right bank of the River Saône about ten kilometers from Vieux Lyon.

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November 22, 2018

River Saône: Lyon, Street Scenes

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The fountain in Place des Jacobins

The texture of cities changes as you move through the streets. Pictures help capture the feel and vibe but they are never really enough. It’s hard to fully experience a place if you haven’t tramped through the alleys and streets getting lost at each opportunity. Indeed, to really get the feel of the place you need to live there like a local. It may not be easy to arrange, but it is worth it if the chance presents itself. (more…)

November 21, 2018

France: Lyon, Architecture

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It’s green: The Euro News building on the Saône waterfront

The history of any city can be told in part through its old buildings. In Lyon remnants of the work of the Romans, the first devoted civic builders to occupy the land near the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers, remain up the hill above the old quarter, Vieux Lyon. Between the Roman era and today, many buildings have been constructed in many different styles.

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France: Lyon, Art

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A painting on display at the large Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

Wander the streets of Lyon long enough and you are sure to encounter street art. The city is large, youthful, and vibrant enough to allow street artist culture thrive. There are many interesting things to see in places like Croix-Rousse. It is possible to find some pointers online but otherwise the art is waiting to be discovered by passersby who explore the city on foot. (more…)

November 20, 2018

France: Lyon, Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse


Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse

Lyon is the gastronomic capitol of France. Every capitol warrants a shrine and in this case its Lyon’s covered market, Les Halles de Lyon. In 2006, after renovations, Lyon’s market shrine was renamed Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse, honoring the city’s famous chef Paul Bocuse, who passed in January 2018. (more…)

France: Lyon, Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière


A classic view of Lyon from the roof of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière

The top of Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière offers a great view of Lyon. Situated on a hill above the city’s old quarter and visible from the distance the basilica is iconic. The basilica looks good from below and Lyon looks good from the church. (more…)

France: Lyon, Musée des Confluences


Lyon’s Musée des Confluences viewed from the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers: It looks better in black and white.

Lyon’s Musée des Confluences is a newly constructed science and anthropology museum located at the site of the confluence of the Saône and Rhone rivers. Massive and ultra-modern, the building is impossible to miss if you drive by on the autoroute or cruise by on the river. (more…)

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