Tuscan road trip #1

Reducing about a thousand photographs to a couple of dozen suitable for blogging is a daunting task- hence my August road trip from Guernsey to Florence being posted so many weeks later.

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.

Spot the little having a cool off!

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!



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Hello! I’m Anne and it’s a pleasure to have you look in on my little food blog. As a Thermomix user for more than 10 years and an advisor I can tell you the tips, tricks and greatness of this kitchen wonder. Most of the recipes have Thermomix instructions but please dive in - a sponge is a sponge, and pastry can be made traditionally (but why would you?) I am a keen amateur photographer too, so if you’d like to see what I’m up to please visit my other Instagram page @vannilla

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