Lyon, France -Traditions…Old and New

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Arline M. Lowenthal, Director and Travel Writer

The train Controller rapped sharply on the door of our couchette, “VINGT MINUTE A LYON!” It was 5:00 AM. We scurried to ready ourselves, the train lurched to a stop! As we stepped off the train all of the thoughts of travel in Europe flooded my senses… old, quaint places, classic architecture, delectable foods, and diverse cultures. These thoughts seemed to materialize almost immediately upon our arrival in Lyon, France. Our hotel room had windows that opened to reveal old buildings and vintage churches. The haunting chimes and the peeling of bells from a nearby tower betrayed their antiquity; hinting of hard use and long standing tradition. Continue reading