Lyon is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the third largest city if France. It's also the culinary capital of this famous culinary country. After breakfast we boarded the bus for a drive to the top of Fourvière Hill for marvelous views and a visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame. It's beautiful, but according to an Aussie aboard, this is a "ABT - Another Blasted Church".
Lyon is famous for it's murals (trompe l’oeil painting).
After a drive past the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and the Palace of Justice we enjoyed a walking tour through the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon (Old Town) - charming.
Lyon is also known for it's traboules, unique hidden passageways made for busy merchants in medieval times. The traboules wend through buildings and courtyards, connecting streets of the old city.
In the afternoon several took the Pérouges Walking Tour to a stunning medieval walled village, a wonder of engineering and of brute strength, where farmers and linen weavers led simple 13th-century lives. This town of stone has been the setting of period films, including The Three Musketeers. I'd originally planned to take this tour until Viking announced that their Chef would take a small group to the renowned Paul Bocuse Food Hall. I jumped on the opportunity and was not disappointed.
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