France: Exploring Lyon

Lyon is the second largest city in France and one of the oldest as well. Somewhat reminiscent of Paris with two rives – Rhône and Saône – running through the middle and bridges spanning it, it’s full of attractions for walk-around exploration. Founded as Lungdum by Romans in 43BC is has well-preserved ruins and two Roman theater (in the upper town on Fourvier Hill, you take a funicular to get there). The old quarters on both ends of the river are also beautiful and filled with old houses boasting restaurants and shops. Spectacular Hotel de Ville, several churches, multiple squares, fountains, and monuments are all jam-packed on the island between the two river.