Wow, Lyon. Now one of my favorite places. There’s such a distinct culture here, and I never knew about it. That’s what brings me joy about discovering new places. And this time I feel like I’m finally getting to know the real France. I understood there was some ancient history here, and I had heard the city was a culinary treasure. The city is divided into a few districts by the meeting of the Rhône and the Saône rivers. I was staying near La Place Bellecour not far from the Catholic University of Lyon. Exams had finished, and students were celebrating around all the squares and bars. I did a bit of touring, walking around everywhere as usual. I circled the lake at the Parc de la Tête d’Or. I visited the old town and hiked up to the old Roman town of Lugdunum. Did you know Lyon was the former capital of Gaul, inhabited by Celtic and Aquitani tribes? While you’re up there, stop off at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvièr. There are some incredible views from the top of the hill. Then when you’re back down, check out the Musée des Confluences, a science and anthropology center with awe-inspiring deconstructivist architecture. During my stay I found great restaurants and had a remarkable veal risotto. In terms of desserts, I also tasted new pastries (like those pink puffed pralines). Strolling through the streets, I savored my freedom. It was the beginning of summer after all. Hope you get to experience Lyon for yourself soon. If you enjoy watching my excursions, hit the like and subscribe button! Until next time globetrotters!