Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lyon, France

Welcome to Lyon, France!  I'm thinking it means "lion" in French - I dunno.

We stopped through this little gem for a day on the way back to Frankfurt after skiing in les Menuires.  The tour was short and sweet as we visited a couple of churches, walked through the old town which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and took a gander at some old Roman ruins.

Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere

Entrance to the basilica.

Inside the Basilica was a neat-looking astronomical clock which reminded me of the one in Prague - just without all of the characters that walk around on the hour.

Mural in the basilica.

Vibrant stained-glass windows in the basilica.

Ruins of a Roman theater.

Part of the UNESCO site, due to Lyon being an urban settlement for 2,000 years.

Lyon was a pleasant city to snoop around for a day, but I wouldn't put it on a high priority list of places to visit in France.


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