First up- and not in order of travel- is Lyon, France. I had heard that Lyon was special, not least because the French call it their culinary capital- wow! It is a city overflowing with amazing statues and public spaces, stunning historic buildings and cathedrals, and of course the traboules hidden passages.
This tree's hanging seed pods were quite incredible.
Narrow steep stairways are in abundance, allowing you to get around on foot in a much more direct way than by car.
Once at the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Get a map of the traboules secret passages to uncover these historic places. We came across a lot of locked doors so the map isn't always reliable.
Lyon is really worth visiting. The December Festival of Lights is now firmly on my wish list.
Thanks for visiting!