I'm going to visit a friend on her Erasmus year in Lyon on Wednesday and I wondered if any Moopists had graced the city with their presence previously? I don't know a great deal about the place but am in the process of researching things that may be of interest.
I've found the big art gallery and the large park and botanical garden but that's as far as I am currently. It'd be cool to know about some of the stuff that isn't usually recommended, and also a couple of things that I could do on my own for the brief periods when my friend is working.
Never been but it's meant to be the gastronomic capital of France I think?
Report back as it may be a stopover on way back from Italy this summer for me!
Last edited by Alex; 09-01-2012 at 08:09 PM.
I fucking ADORED Lyon, it really IS the perfect city for me and I'd love to live there. Will write more later.
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It's on my to do list. Although admittedly not very high
I guess because it's so easy to get to it will be one we visit sooner or later, though.
Yeah, Alex is right. Its meant to be the gastro-central of France, so I suggest you EAT EAT EAT.
I WILL GET REAL GRIMEY. I WILL START CUTTIN' UP CLOTHES.
Alright here goes, I spent four days in Lyon this summer and it was just amazing, I think the thing I enjoyed the most was just walking around the city and discovering the place. Here are a few things that you just can't escape:
- The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière: one of the landmarks of Lyon, take the funicular to get there. The view overlooking the whole city is just amazing.
- Saint Jean Cathedral: another landmark, walk around the Saint Jean neighbourhood, one of the three neighbourhoods of the old Lyon, a lot of typical lyonnais restaurants there, "bouchon".
- The Croix-Rousse neighbourhood, situated on a hill to the north, another charming neighbourhood with a lot of art galleries. La Croix-Rousse being an old neighbourhood, you can find one of the particularites of Lyon the "traboules", labyrinths and passages inside buildings that go through whole blocks.
- Two rivers pass through the city, the Rhône and the Saône. Walk along the banks of the Rhône.
- The Confluence neighbourhood: where the Rhône and the Saône meet south of the city. A new neighbourhood with nice new buildings if you like architecture.
- There are a few roman theaters and murals around the city, fun to look at.
- Les Halles de Lyon: market with typical local products, you might just want to buy everything there.
- Eat in a typical "bouchon", things to try: a whole variety of sausages (andouillette, etc. ) and saucisson (dried sausage), quenelle, boudin noir (black pudding), praline tart, etc.
I so want to go back there
Last edited by Dark Carnival; 09-01-2012 at 10:37 PM.
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Oh amazing. Right deffo having a couple of days there after Lake Maggiore
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