Thursday, 29 August 2013

Lyon: part 1

Yesterday we went to Lyon, one of the biggest French towns after Paris. One hour and thirty minutes after having left our little village at the bottom of the mountain, we arrived in the Big City. The contrast between Monthion, even Albertville, and Lyon is very huge: buildings, cars, crowd, noise, pollution, permanent movement, bad smells....but! nevertheless I can't deny that this town is a beautiful town: it is crossed by two rivers: the Saône and the Rhône; a good numbers of churches provides evidence of its historical significance and activity ; architectural details like old decoration on the buildings, fountains, sculptures bring it an obvious elegance. We only saw a very light insight of its beauty  because our main goal was to visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

So, the first part mentioned above is dedicated to a few photos we took when walking in Lyon....

 Place des Jacobins

 Statue on the Place bellecour

 Basilica of  Notre-dame de Fourvière

Rosace of Saint-Jean Cathedral

One of the three portals of Saint-Jean Cathedral

Herbalist's head shop
An old, old door

Building with "trompe-l'oeil"( no windows, just paintings !)

Next we will continue our visit with the Musée des Beaux-Arts of  Lyon....See you tomorrow...


  1. Thank you for sharing!
    Great "trompe-l'oeil" - I thought it was real. :-)

    1. Yes ! and the only real person is the man seated on the bench !! it is so impressive !