France (Part 4 – Lyon) – Dec ’16

Lyon was more like the rest stop for our journey from Paris (France) to Geneva (Switzerland). Though the 3rd largest city in France, Lyon preserves a unique culture and lifestyle. We bought a day transport ticket for EUR 5.50 to hop on hop off tram, metro and bus to different places.

We reached too early in the morning and nothing was yet to open. It was a foggy and cold morning in Lyon. The funny thing was our hunt to the nearest McD which was literally a few bus stops away and a long walk into a somewhat business park. We were guided by college students (the only group of humans at goodly 7am+) to McD for breakfast and for kinda a wait till the city wakes up.

Parc Tete D’or

We had a good time in the park where animals freely roam around, life stops for a while and just nature breaths its beauty. The last bit of fall and the hue of sunset made it all so magical.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

From the railway station, we needed to take the tram which goes up to the hill.

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1884 in a dominant position. Perched on top of the Fourvière hill, the basilica looms impressively over the city of Lyon, from where it can be seen from many vantage points; not unintentionally, the basilica of Fourvière has become a symbol of the city. The interior was mesmerizing.

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