Lyon was introduced to us as the gastronomical city of France, so naturally I was really excited for the food. I didn’t spend long in Lyon, but I sure remember it for its gastronomy.
Reading about Lyon’s history while researching, made me see Lyon a different light. Its known for the religious sites and 2,000 years of history.
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon (I googled the French name) is a Roman Catholic Church which is prominent in the city of Lyon. I really struggled to get the whole cathedral in one shot! Haha it features the gothic architectural style, which is also the style of the Notre Dame in Paris.
We had to get a two-way ticket to take the funicular metro F2 from Saint Jean station to Fourvière station, to get to Fourvière Hill. The small train was pretty steep and took us a quick 5 minutes to get there. Upon leaving the station, we saw the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which was built in the 18th century.
Fourvière Hill is known as “the hill that prays”, where many religious buildings are found, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can overlook the entire city of Lyon from the hill, although it was a bit blocked by the trees, which made it difficult to get photographs.
You can still enjoy a good view though. While searching about Fourvière Hill, there are many other things worth seeing, including a metal tower, which resembles the Eiffel Tower in Paris!
Dinner in Lyon
We had a lovely dinner at a restaurant after we came down from the hill. We only had barely over an hour to enjoy our meal, which was hardly enough for us to eat well.
I have to say though, European restaurants are so slow in service as compared to Asian restaurants LOL. We were always in panic mode because time was running out and our food hadn’t come.
But the great company made up for it 🙂 I ordered beef with foie gras sauce, which tasted amazing. I haven’t had foie gras before then, but the sauce was really tasty and went real well with the beef. The French onion soup tasted good too, but because it was served piping hot, we couldn’t finish it quickly enough haha.
I’ve been looking at my photos more, picking out those that I want to print, to decorate my wall! I have it all planned out, wanting to redo my room. Today I’ll begin with painting my walls, and I can’t wait to see how it all looks. Hopefully the colours I picked are good enough.