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Arrived here on the 30 Jan after an uneventful flt and TGV trip from CDG. Weather was warm and sunny...wonderful. We were met promptly at our apt, La Loge des Avocats, in the Vieux Lyon. It's located in a renaissance buidling from the 1400's. We love the apt and we already love Lyon. Spent the first two days wandering about this delightful town, making two visits to the local Arche store to help the economy by partaking in les soldes. We were directed to our first lunch by Jean Luc who met us at our apt. Jeremy Galvan at 29 rue du Boeuf, was around the corner from our apt. gottravel had a delicious cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup with chestnut puree- the highlight of our meal. He followed it with a roast pork in wine sauce. Jet lag prevents any distinct memory of any other food. Lunch for two with wine was about €40.

That evening we crossed the spectacular pedestrian bridge, Passerelle du Palais de Justice taking us Presqu'ile where we made our first shopping foray for shoes. We wondered into a Wine Bar, L'Ange di Vin on 13 Rue de la Monnaie where we had a lite supper including charcuterie and fromage and small dish of risotto with scallops. We had fabulous bottle of Vacqueyras. This small meal was €41. From there, in our jet lagged state, we made our way back to the apt for a good night's sleep.

Thursday was also a pleasant, sunny day...we seemed to be in luck with the weather, but no doubt that will change. We hit a couple markets buying local cheeses, quiche, bread, salad makings and wine as we planned to dine in that evening. After visit number two to the ARCHE store, we leisurely strolled down Rue de la Republique admiring all the architecture. We sought out the Bouchons on Rue Garet and ended up having lunch at Cafe 203 which was recommended by fodorite, Jay_G. For €32 we thoroughly enjoyed quenelles, chicken in red wine sauce, salad and "pot" of whtie wine. Highly recommend this spot.

In preparation for the next two days adventures with bought a Lyon City Card at
€31 per card for two days. this card provides free access to most museums and all transportation.
In our brief time in Lyon, not even 48 hours, we are smitten by this charming town of two rivers with its ever so friendly people.
To be continued.

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