Category Archives: Lyon, France

Posts during our stay in Lyon, France.

Au plaisir de vous revoir, France

Lyon’s airport has a hotel conveniently and literally a few steps away from the gates. This is where we stayed on our last night in France. The rooms are soundproof and I never heard the planes – and the view … Continue reading

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Le Ravissement?

We had purchased tickets a while back for the Aquarium de Lyon and since we are leaving for Brittany next weekend, today was the only opportunity we would have to use them. But I wasn’t sure if I was up … Continue reading

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Leaving the city

Yes, we are moving from Lyon. Mark and I made the decision to leave while on our vacation, and I’ll cite the reason. We have one more week here and then we head up to Brittany where we’ll finish off … Continue reading

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Grandma visits (and a suicide)

We have company! Mark’s mom, Maureen has flown all the way from Wisconsin on her first trip to Europe. She got in last Wednesday and the first couple of days were spent showing her Lyon’s “main attractions.” On her first … Continue reading

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Pack Up, Let’s Go!

School holiday starts today! We’ve been organizing a special trip for over a month now, and tomorrow we leave. I’m so excited I have a headache. Oh – maybe that’s from dusting. We are vacating this apartment for two weeks … Continue reading

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Weaving Workshop

In 1536, Lyon was designated as the center of the silk industry in Europe. This position was bolstered when in 1804, Joseph Jacquard perfected the method of producing figured fabrics by the use of perforated cards. These “program cards” actually … Continue reading

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Shopping for clothes

The kids are already outgrowing the clothes we brought with us. The weather has gotten noticeably warmer and Mark and I didn’t bring any summer attire. Our bag of rags British Airways lost (but we got it back) has been … Continue reading

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