Europe 2019 retrospective

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 started to get better with one day in Amsterdam being nice and warm (and I even got a bit of a tan!) but I think my next trip would need to be June (but need to avoid all the school holidays).

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Hôtel ibis Styles Lyon Centre – Gare Part Dieu, Lyon, France

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.

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Les BerThoM Fousseret Lyon, Lyon, France

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 on in.

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Le Cabaretier, 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.

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Les Clameurs, bar fédératif, Lyon, France

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.

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