For my Europe trip this year I decided to head off to southern France and bypass Paris altogether, and to finish off the trip with a couple of days relaxing in Amsterdam. Overall the weather was pretty disappointing, most days were cloudy but not too much rain thankfully. Towards the end of May the weather … Continue reading Europe 2019 retrospective
Hôtel ibis Styles Lyon Centre – Gare Part Dieu is an OK hotel but set in a bit of a wasteland. While the room and hotel in general were fine there’s just nothing, apart from the train station closeby which, when I was there, was surrounded by construction activities.
After my long, and might I add superb, lunch at Le Cabaretier I went for a bit of a walk through old Lyon and eventually ended up at Place Ennemond Fousseret where there’s a bar called BerThoM. The same chain I drank at in Montpellier. Knowing the selection of beers would be good I headed … Continue reading Les BerThoM Fousseret Lyon, Lyon, France
On a sunny Sunday I ventured over to old Lyon and wandered around the bustling streets and laneways and eventually came upon Le Cabaretier.
On my way back to my hotel I jumped off the tram at Guillotière as I wanted to try a place called Les Clameurs, bar fédératif which supports social justice.
Saturday morning in Lyon and I’d jumped on the tram to head off to the confluence of Rhône and Saône Rivers before heading back to Place Carnot for lunch. Walking around the square surrounding Statue de la République are many restaurants and I chose L’Espace Carnot.
I’d arrived in Lyon early afteroon for my last stop in France for this trip and I’d searched out that my first drink would be at a micropub called Nomade.
With the week at the chalet in Villard Reculas over we were all heading in our seperate directions all over Europe. I hitched a ride with the birthday boy and his family to Lyon where I would jump on a TGV to Brussels while they were heading off to Paris.