Lyon Off The Beaten Path

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    Abbey d'Ainay, Lyon
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    Lyon - Waterfall at Fourviere Hill
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  • 1. Perouges

    Pérouges is a typical village of the Middle Age located on top of a hill at about 35km of Lyon. A lot of efforts have been made to preserve its medieval character and all the historic buildings have...

  • 2. Lyon City

    One of the few museums we could find, the Miniatures museum is in old lyon. For a nominal fee (we don't even remember what it was!), you can walk through various rooms that hold tiny exhibits --...

  • 3. Palais du Facteur Cheval

    The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives in the department of Drôme in central France is my kind of palace. It was built by and for a hard working man as opposed to royalty. This palace was...

  • 4. La Dombe

    Take the Dombes Lakes Route Tour (by car). Dombes is about 45 minutes drive north of Lyon. The area has thousands of little ponds used for crop, cattle and fish farming. The local government...

  • 5. Grande Lyon

    Lyon was a roman city, and in te town itself you have many well known roman remains (the amphiteatre etc), but out of the centre of the city you can visit the remains of the Roman Aqueduct which was...

  • 7. A Visit To A Vineyard In The Beaujolais

    10 years ago we recognized that we were too old to continue independent sightseeing and started taking tours or if possible using mature family members as our...

  • 8. Abbey d'Ainay

    This abbey was built in the beginning of the 12th century on the site of the Carolingian abbey of 9th century. The changes were made from 13th to 19th...

  • 9. Thiers

    Thiers is about a 2 hour drive from Lyon towards the south, and well worth the visit. Although I have to honestly say that we only stopped for a short while as...

  • 10. Visit the round village of Oncieu

    Oncieu is an original village in the form of an ellipse located between Lyon and Geneve in the region called Bugey. To get there from Lyon, take the motorway A...

  • 11. Avignon

    Avignon is now the capital of the department of Vaucluse and was one of the principal cities of the Cavares at the time of the Roman invasion. Central Avignon...

  • 12. You absolutely MUST make a...

    You absolutely MUST make a side-trip to ARS to check out this quaint little town.... and to see the impressive Joan of Arc statue (please see pic below). More...

  • 13. Whilst at Chamonix, you'll...

    Whilst at Chamonix, you'll certainly go up to the Mer de Glace - the glacier, and you'll propably vist the ice-cave.Iinside this man-made cave, hewn out of...

  • 14. Thonon Les Bain &...

    Thonon Les Bain & YvoireThese are two pretty little villages on Lake Geneve. Yvoire is certainly the more picturesque. There are flowers everywhere, in the...

  • 15. CHAMONIXWell, not quite off...

    CHAMONIXWell, not quite off the beaten track! Chamonix is a delightful touristic place on the side of Mont Blanc. The scenery is out of this world as the next...

  • 16. The photo is of my wife...

    The photo is of my wife Beatrice near an unusually pretty flower-bed in an open space by the main road of Thonon Les Bain. Lake Geneve is in the background.

  • 17. A typical street in Yvoire....

    A typical street in Yvoire. The photo does not do justice to the beauty of this place. If you're travelling in the vicinity, do not miss to visit Yvoire

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