Lyon is often overlooked compared to her sister Paris, but this city is just as nice and probably more livable than Paris.
Lyon is divided into districts by the Rhone River. The most ancient part of Lyon, once inhabited by the Romans lies in the centre. As you move further away from the centre, the more modern the city gets.
We have family that come from Lyon. From all the wonderful things we heard, we decided to make a 3 day stop during our honeymoon to soak in the sights. We stayed at the Mercure Lyon which proved to be a great location since it was walking distance to the Rhone River.
Lyon is known as the gastronomy capital of the world. It’s not hard to see why. We practically lived at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse for those 3 days. Breakfast consisted of a freshly baked croissant and gourmet coffee, while lunch consisted of fruits, local cheeses and wine.
We decided to work off all that food by climbing up the steep hills of Old Lyon to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere. At the very top, the view was incredible. It gave us a bird’s eye view of the entire city.
On our final day we visited Le Parc d’Or which reminded me of New York’s Central Park. I’ve concluded all great cities have an urban park.