Lyon, Lyon oh what a place, the meeting spot between rivers Rhône and Saône is where we spent a night en route to the south of France. Filled to the brim with medieval roads, coffee shops and churches we tried far to many sweet pastries while roaming our quaint neighbourhood in one of the most magical towns in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
We airbnb’d the most picturesque apartment right on the river overlooking the hills and spent the day walking the streets, trying the local delicacies and of course (just our luck) dodging an unforeseen rainstorm. The piazza’s in Lyon are as lively as any European city, but what I loved most are all the sweet oldies playing cards late into the night. A sight I will cherish forever. Fun fact… cause I love history and feel like everyone should know something interesting about each place they visit: during the Renaissance period Lyon developed a strong silk trade which created a unique bond with Italy – which is why their is still a visible Italian architectural influence in some of their super old buildings.