A set of pictures around the Saône and Vieux Lyon.

LyonStPaul

The church of St. Paul [45 45 59 N, 4 49 36 E]

LyonVeloV

One of the Vélo’v stations scattered around the city centre. Vélo’v is an urban bike rental scheme started in 2005 which has proved popular and a similar scheme has recently been started in Paris (the ultimate flattery in France).

LyonFourvriere

The Fourvière basilica [45 45 45 N, 4 49 20 E], built 1872-1884 in honour of the Virgin Mary in thanks for Lyon being spared invasion by the Prussians in 1870. The interior is ”ornate” to say the least, and a strong contrast to the plain St. Jean cathedral at the foot of the hill.

LyonTransmitter

Fourvière radio transmitter. Constructing it as a mini version of the Eiffel tower seems an odd choice!

LyonAmpitheatre

Partially restored Roman ampitheatre [45 45 35 N, 4 49 11 E]

LyonPasserelle

Passerelle (foot-bridge) Saint Georges (Saône) at night [45 45 25 N, 4 49 37 E].

LyoSoaneNight

View across the Saône towards the cathedral and the basilica.

LyonRhone3LyonIsleBarbe2LyonIsleBarbe

Views around the beautiful Ile Barbe – a tiny island in the middle of the Saône to the north of the city centre.

Lyon airport – Lyon-Saint Exupéry

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Exterior and interior views of the attached TGV station [45 43 16 N, 5 4 34 E].

Lyon 2007 Saône

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