Vienne

This morning we took a stroll through the old Roman city of Vienne. We had our obligatory ABC tour, for those you don’t know, it stands for another bloody cathedral. One this one was built in the 12th through the 16th centuries… started in Roman style and finished and Gothic style. Apparently, after traveling north to see the cathedrals in Reims and Chartre, they felt their cathedral here needed to be bigger, hence the 400 years of construction were mainly remodeling. We hiked up to the top of the city and had a wonderful view down over the town and old roman amphitheater (now used for a major jazz festival each year in June). Interestingly most of the old Roman structures as well as cathedrals weren’t stone colored as they are now, but actually painted in bright reds, blues and greens.
We now sail on to Lyon

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