Lyon or Ghent for weekend break

Mar 12th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Lyon or Ghent for weekend break

Looking for a weekend break and can't decide between Lyon and Ghent. We want to just chill out and walk around a lovely old town. Would be there from Friday to Sunday.
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Mar 12th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Lyon is larger, with more variety. It also has a reputation for good food.
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Mar 12th, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Apples and Oranges...Lyon is France's 3rd largest city; famous for food, vestiges of the Roman empire, and one of the greatest of cities of the Renaissance era: silk weaving, banking, and in the 19th century, a seat of the progressive, post Napoleonic era labor movement... Ghent is a medieval merchant city, with extant watchtowers and canals; one is in France, the other in Flemish Belgium.. both delightful but in their own unique is up to you decide which of the two cities holds your fascination..
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Mar 23rd, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Have not been to Lyon, but fell in love with Ghent. You could see it for one day, take a train to Bruges and see it another.
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Mar 23rd, 2013, 05:41 PM
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For a weekend break, I am always drawn to the north. For a longer period, I go south.
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Mar 23rd, 2013, 06:01 PM
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Haven't been to Lyons but Ghent is Ghorgeous.
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Mar 23rd, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Ditto what Gertie said!
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