A Morning in Lyon

So I’ve had a bit of a hiatus from this little space. I’ve spent the last 2 and a half weeks on my holibobs in Barcelona and Ibiza (which you will already know if you follow me on Instagram because I’ve rather shamelessly been holiday spamming #sorrynotsorry). I have had the best time ever, honestly incredible, however I’m paying for it now. With a full on cold, sore throat and seriously sleep deprived (pity party for one over here) I’ve never been more ready to come home and recuperate…if only I didn’t start uni tomorrow!

Anyway, I’m going to relive my summer on here and hopefully it’s going to make facing reality just a lil’ bit better.

So where was I? Waking up in Lyon. Our plan was to wake up early and fit in a bit of sight seeing in before we hit the road again.

Becoming an early bird on holiday is one of the best things you can do. It means you get to see the main sights before all the masses of tourists arrive and you end up appreciating them even more.

We wandered through the quiet streets and everywhere was very calm and peaceful. We hopped on the funicular which took us to the top of the hill so we could get the best views of Lyon.

The sun was shining, the sky was blue and we hoped that we’d left the bad weather a hundred miles or so behind us.

The cathedral was incredibly impressive on the outside and even more so on the inside.

It was so ornate and the detail in the paintings were incredible.

It was so beautiful.

Around the side of the Cathedral and we were greeted with panoramic views of the city.

Even though it’s a city there is still so much greenery everywhere which makes it so much prettier.

After taking in the views we came back to the square where we went the evening before because we wanted to have a peep inside that Cathedral as well before we left.

This one was older than the one at the top and although beautiful from the outside a lot more simple on the inside.

Lyon really was beautiful. We barely scraped the surface with our stay so I’d love to go back and explore a bit more.

But now it was time to head even further south, so we hopped in the car and continued our road trip.

In France it’s almost like you hit an invisible line which once you cross the climate just seems to change. The sun shines and you can just tell everyone is a bit more relaxed and laid back.

We’ve done a lot of driving in France over the years but it’s all been very coastal, this time we were driving through the mountains surrounded by a lush green landscape. Almost Jurassic Park esq…but it’s not quite Hawaii.

It was stunning though. With every turn there would be another incredible view that we would all be completely in awe of. Unfortunately my pictures just don’t do it justice so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Another few hours and we would be in Cannes, we could almost smell the sea breeze.

 

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