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Trip Report 10 Exquisite Days in France - Lyon , Burgundy and Annecy

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I asked for and received much help from several experts on France here on Fodors. I though it would be nice to write a trip report in order to share my experiences and perhaps "give back" the wonderful help I recieved.

My husband had a medical conference to attend in Lyon at the beginning of September. We had reservations on Swiss in economy class. Upon arrival at GRU ( we live in Brazil) , we inquired about a possible upgrade. We were fortunate enough to get upgrades to business class for a reasonable fee , making us very happy campers!

We have a credit card which allows us lounge access at many airports , so we waited in the Admiral´s Lounge at GRU , which is fairly nice. It wasn´t crowded and we relaxed a bit before our long flight to Zurich.

Swiss has a lovely business class , with flat bed seats , very nice AVODs , great chocolate and wine. I love the litttle tins with personal items ...my boys are using them as pencil cases. Very charming.

We had a short connection in Zurich and we were off to Lyon. The flight was short , but not a huge Fokker fan . The interior of the planes is very nice , but I find the planes very noisy and choppy.

We arrived in Lyon and we were of to our hotel , the Sofitel Bellecour. Very nicely located with a gorgeous river view . We were on the 5th floor , decor a bit tired , but loved the Hermes toiletries and free mini-bar!

We had the afternoon free , so we decided to head to the old town (vieux) . We wandered around , peeked into some of the charming traboules (secret passageways) , then walked back towards our hotel We decided to stop in the Presquile , the area between the two rivers. There are streeets lined with outdoor cafés , lending to a vibrant atmosphere. We had a balmy evening and we sat down for some wine and Lyonnais salad , very nice.

Will continue repoer later!

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