Lyon is larger than Grenoble and is located where the Rhône and Saône rivers intersect. The buildings sprawl out beyond the banks of both rivers, with the oldest part of town at the base of a hill on the north bank of the Saône River. At the top of the hill overlooking the old city is a large cathedral.
|Café de La Ficelle|
|Cathédrale Saint Jean-Baptiste|
|A narrow cobblestone street in the old part of Lyon.|
Soon we headed back down the funicular and were wandering around the narrow streets of the old town. It was like a labyrinth of small squares, narrow streets, covered passages, and courtyards. The streets were filled with people browsing tourist shops and enjoying this beautiful city. Even on a cold, gloomy winter day like this one, the bright hues of the houses almost glowed.
|Le Bouchon des Carnivores|
After dinner, we walked out into the dark streets. The city was now shrouded in a thick fog, giving it a mysterious air. The city lights glowed in the mist as we made our way back to our car, ending our visit to Lyon.
|Nighttime in Lyon...|