"A Well Sited City At The Center of France" Top 5 Page for this destination Lyon by hquittner

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Walk Around the Presqu'Ile

Our first views of Lyon were of the Place des Jacobins only two short streets from our hotel , the Grand Hotel Concorde. We were headed toward the walking bridge over the Saone River and had reached the Dominicans' fountain. Across the river on the hill on the far side sat the Primatiale St. Jean on the west at the beginning of the Old Town. To the North was the Croix-Rousse where the central part of the city widens between the two rivers.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:From Roman Remains To A Modern City
  • Cons:There Are Too Many Things To See in One Visit
  • In a nutshell:We Were Lucky to Have Several Days in Lyon
  • Last visit to Lyon: May 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 22, 2010
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  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    We often drove through the city but never stopped there on our way to the coast. You have seen more of France than any Frenchman!

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Very inspiring Lyon page! Thank you! I'm impressed by the 13 c. stained glass in the Primatiale Saint-Jean. --tks too for telling me it's St-Nizier that I took a pic of! :)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Wonderful architecture and lots to see there... Thanx for sharing! ><><><


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