Belleville to Lyon, France

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Stayed in Belleville last night, home of the french classic animated movie “Triplets of Belleville”  well sort of!  If you have not watched that movie, its on youtube, its a must for a cyclist!  I have always thought we need whistles in cycling!  This first image is of a french chicken.  You are asking yourself, Dave, how do you know its french and whats the difference from normal chickens?  Well, I am in France and it is quite fashionable but mostly because it is eating a baguette!  It was a pet for the owners of the B&B I stayed at last night.  It was quite friendly.

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Here are a couple of images of the run in to Lyon.

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Ars-sur-Formans, France

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As I got closer to Lyon, about 15 kilometers out, I rode along the banks of the Saone River, it was not the run in I expected as I got close to Lyon…..

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It got less primitive closer to Lyon.

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Great bike route, right into the City along the Saone River

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Now, images from around the city.  Lyon is so beautiful, I love this city, so clean and has a great vibe.

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The Notre Dame of Lyon, I think this is the most beautiful church I have ever seen and I have seen a few.   Click the link here to see my blog from last years visit up there.

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Now a view of the River Rhone. Lyon sits on of the Soane and Rhone Rivers.

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Place des Jacobins

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Wildlife!!!!!

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Classic Lyon resturant street.  Lyon is know for producing the world’s top chefs.  If you ever get a chance to watch Anthony Bordain’s Parts Unknown for Lyon, it gives you a great history of the world cuisine influence from this city.  Its really the center of the universe from a cuisine standpoint!

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Thats it for this tour!  Next post you see from me will likely be from McCall!!!!  See y’all soon!

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