Lyon

So what can I say about Lyon? It is the second largest city in France located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saone. It doesn’t seem quite fair that Charlotte gets no rivers and this city gets 2. It was a major pathway for the Romans to get just about anywhere. We started the morning with a tour of the food market made famous by the three-star Michelin chef Paul Bocuse. Here, you will find 365 different varieties of cheeses at the fromagerie as well as beautiful meats and desserts. (please look at the photos of this place after you have eaten!) we then crossed over both the Rhône and Saone rivers and traveled to the top of Fourvouiere to the ABC on top. Beautiful inside and out and also great views looking down into the city. We then went to the old town where we had time to view the shops as well as some secret passageways that were used by the resistance during the German occupation here. While the rest went back to the ship we stayed here and had a nice lunch of salads, crepes avec jambon- fromage. While it was good, it is sort of amazing how slow the service can be over here. The French do not appear to be in a hurry like Americans are. We did a little shopping and then back on board. Yesterday we had time to grab a couple bicycles and ride a few miles up and down the Rhone.

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