Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Europe: 24 hours in Lyon FRANCE

Gastronomical region Lyon is more than a bouchons hub, it is also home to UNESCO heritage sites Vieux Lyon and the slopes of Croix-Rousse, both notably places for their narrow passages aka traboules; utilized to link streets and buildings. These passages saved the locals time commuting to and fro various parts of the city.

Lyon is the second largest urban area in France and one would think there is a lot to explore here but fret not, most places in the main town are within walking distance and can easily be done within the day. Both Rhone and Saone river meet here and it is hard to ignore the many restaurants operating near the riverside.

As much as I manage to come across a few traboules, one has to be conscious that there are still residents living in these buildings and so, noise should be kept to the minimal. Aside from that, Lyon does host an annual music festival during the warmer June and July months; a good time to visit for aspiring musicals.

For me, the best part of this trip would be visiting a traditional bouchonas seen here and getting a taste of rose flavoured gelato as we made our way around the old part of Lyon.

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