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.
On a sunny Sunday I ventured over to old Lyon and wandered around the bustling streets and laneways and eventually came upon Le Cabaretier.
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.
After my coffee at the excellent Café Latitude I continued to explore the small streets of Montpellier slowly making my way back towards Place de la Comédie and as I got close to Musée Fabre I noticed it was lunchtime so started looking for somewhere to have a meal.
In the forecourt to Musée Fabre is Restaurant Insensé which is billed as a French restaurant with Medditeranean influences. Sounded interesting so I headed in.
I’d left Toulouse around midday and the train trundled through the French countryside to Montpellier via Carcassonne and along the Golfe du Lion. It was a short walk to my hotel and then time to explore.
My first order of business was to find something to eat. I’d not had a crepe yet on this trip so had a quick look around the local area and found La Crêperie de la Comédie.