Saturday, October 13, 2012

Around Vieux Lyon


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From my hotel in Place Bellecour, you just cross the Saone River and… Ta-da! You're in Vieux Lyon!



Vieux Lyon is the oldest district in the city, boasting well-worn cobblestone steps, beautifully preserved buildings, cathedrals, basilicas, bouchons, bouchons, and bouchons.

It is one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere



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I have a major crush on purple doors



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And outdoor cafes with purple accents



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Map of Lyon on the floor



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Rental bikes. First 30 minutes is free, but I like walking.



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People watching



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Herbal medicine shop



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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste de Lyon



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Gargoyles to ward off evil spirits



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Cute menu board



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Sweet and nutty tarte aux praline



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That's me as a human



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And that's me as a pastry



Lyon has 2,000 restaurants with a total of 31 Michelin stars at last count. Not kidding when I say there was food everywhere!


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Couldn't resist. Had two scoops of gelato right before dinner :)

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