Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Day 3 - Lyon

We lay at the dock in Lyon overnight. After breakfast on the ship we were on a guided tour of Lyon  - 'Lyon City and Gourmet Tour'. First visit in the old quarter of St. Jean. We visited several of Lyon's 230 secret "traboules" - hidden passages leading into yards where people can make shortcuts from one street to another. A charming district with many houses dating back to the 15th century inspired by Italian architecture.
Lyon is France’s capital of gastronomy. We had a guided tour at the food market 'Les Halles de Lyon Poul Bocúse' - Lyon’s world-famous food market -  told about the local specialties and tasted local wines, charcuterie and cheese - at 12:30 pm we were back on the ship.

After lunch, we had a cappuccino in the Van Gogh Lounge and read the newspaper. At 6:00 pm there was an introduction to the week's program. At 7:00 pm we got dinner: Escargot, fish consommé, pork tenderloin and walnut parfait - with white and red beaujolais village. 
At 09:00 pm we finally set sails towards Tournon and Tain I’Hermitage.

Yard in "traboules"
Les halles Food Market