2 days in Lyon
- 2 hour ´free’ walking tour. ( we gave €10 tip per person). The guide was very good
- Saw the old town area including, the cathedral, traboules (covered passageways), silk weaving loom, bouchons ( traditional cafes) and part of the new town area. If in Lyon I recommend this guide www.freetourlyon.com
- Tom was delighted with the guide’s recommendation for a coffee shop. He finally got his favourite style of coffee (flat white) and the barista was very nervous once she found out we were Australian. Apparently coffee making pressure was on ... ha ha ( I might add that earlier in the trip he discovered how to ask for what he calls acceptable coffee) ha ha
- Had lunch in a Bouchon. Simple and nice food
- Checked with car rental company that our reserved car for Sat will be big enough to fit 2 bikes and our panniers. Then as it’s a complex road area with LOTS of work and detours, we checked on foot, the route we will take to get to the car hire (4.5km)
- Stopped at a bike shop and purchased a new mirror for Elvis (Tom’s bike), as his dropped off a few days ago
- Very steep walk back to our apartment. ( will be fun/scary riding down on Sat!)
- A drink at the Bull Bar next to our apartment building
- Simple dinner ‘at home’
- A sleep-in at last!
- Visited the famous gourmet markets (Les Halles de Lyon de Paul Bocuse). Full of famous gourmet shop stands with cheeses, meats, seafood, wines and patisseries. Lots of places to eat
- Visited the confluence of the 2 rivers that pass through the city (Saône and Rhône ). Very interesting new architecture there including an art gallery. We were both tired so only ventured in briefly
- Decided to clean bikes in a rather dodgy lane beside our apartment, before putting them in rental car tomorrow. We were joined by drunk men urinating, dogs defecating and the homeless looking for a place to make home for the night !
- Both full from lunch so only snacks for dinner.
Accommodation €80 for 2
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Sunny but a cool north wind.
The usual from supermarket both days
Pre lunch snacks of savoury macarons. Gorgonzola and sesame (a taste sensation in my opinion) and fois gras which Tom confirmed was excellent (€2.20 ea)
Aubergine caviar ( to share)
Melt in mouth Pork with special sauce and potatoes (Tom)
Roast chicken, potatoes dauphinoises, salad ( Pauline )
Couscous Royal with lots of meat and delicious sauce (Tom)
Baby calamari in a delicious tomato sauce with another potato dauphinoise (Pauline )
Glass of white wine each
Dinner € 10
Bread, cheese, cold meats, wines