How A Pitstop In Lyon Turned Out To Be An Adventure

If you’re looking for somethings to do In Lyon this post is for you. On the way from Switzerland to Barcelona we made a quick pit stop in Lyon France to cut our travel day into two smaller travel days. To be back in France was a welcomed feeling. Paris was the only city I’ve been to so it was nice to see what else France had to offer.

The train ride to Lyon was a beautiful one. We trained though the Rhode Alps and I couldn’t help but be in awe. I’ve never seen landscapes like that and I can’t help but wonder what it’s like to live in those little villages that scattered the mountain base. I guess I’ll have to see it for myself one day!



A Quick Guide To Lyon France


La Fontaine Bartholdi – The Great Horse Fountain is an impressive sight in Place des Terreaux. The area itself is really nice and is sprinkled with boutique shops and cafes. A really pleasant area to spend a few hours!



The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière – You can reach the basilica by foot or by funicular (tram that goes uphill). The funicular up is about 1.80 Euro and takes you near the basilica where you then walk. The walk leads you by the theatre and is about 10 minutes away from the tram!



Theatres Romains de Fourviere – This was a happy mistake that I’m glad we made. The theatre was built back somewhere around 15 BC and today they still hold plays! You can stand in the middle of the stage and everyone in the crowd can hear you perfectly without any amplifiers. So cool! How they built the stage with that intention is beyond me. The stage also holds a nice view of the city. Also it’s freeeee!



Parc de la Tête d’Or – One of the highlights of Lyon for me! The large park is streaming with runners and people feeding giant ducks and it is all around gorgeous. There is a little island in the middle of the large pond where you can walk underneath the water to get to. You can also paddle boat yourself around the lake! I can only imagine how amazing the park must be during spring!


Food – When a city has their own cuisine you know it must be good! I had a veggie burger from Soul Burger for about 8 Euro (I know it’s not Lyon cuisine but everything else was closed) and I highly recommend!! The burger was served between two hash brow like patties with roasted veggies stuffed between them. As usual I ate everything before I got a photo.. Sorry!


Hope you enjoyed this quick guide! Where in France would you want to go?

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  • Reply
    Fromage en Acción
    March 11, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    This really caught my eye. The only time I have been abroad was to France when I was like 14, I spent a week with a French family in Lyon, and I honestly don’t really remember where they took me, but I remember really liking the city. I might have gone to some of these places .. maybe. I remember going to the Old part of Lyon and having crepes there. Anyway, I really want to go back to Lyon in the near future, its beautiful! Fingers crossed this year!

    • Reply
      March 14, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Oh that’s awesome! I like that crepes is what you remember :p They’re so good! Even if you don’t remember you might pick up on some things once you go back! I hope you go this year and then I can see your pics!

      • Reply
        Fromage en Acción
        March 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm

        Haha I would be worried if I went to France and didn’t remember at least the crepes.But seriously I feel guilty now for having gone so young and not knowing anything, and my camera broke down before the trip, I used everyone else’s camera … it was a crazy trip. Anyway, fingers crossed I get to go this year! 🙂 .. and to Amsterdam too, is on the list, just read your post on it, I will hunt down those places to eat!

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          March 16, 2016 at 10:17 am

          If it’s any conciliation I went to Australia when I was 13 and didn’t really grasp any of it. And what bad luck! Cameras always seem to fail right before you need them. I hope you get to!! And you have to go to Bagels and Beans for sure for 5 euro you get a bagel, jam, cream cheese, any coffee (latte, regular, etc.) and an orange juice 😀

          • Fromage en Acción
            March 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm

            I guess it happens, when we are younger we are just like “well this is different from home … cool”.
            And the thing with the camera is that I left it at home because I was sure it didn’t work, and then when I came back from the trip I was playing around with it and it started working … I wanted to throw it out the window. But oh well, I made new friends with all the camera borrowing with the people in my group.
            And that Bagels and Beans deal sounds amaaaazing!! I will probably have a bagel for breakfast, lunch and dinner then haha. Trying to keep travels on a budget.


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