Hot Club de Lyon

Hot Club De Lyon

Lyon has more than a dozen jazz clubs, some with long and storied histories. I’m a sucker for live music. But finding live music venues in foreign countries, particularly when I don’t speak the language, can …

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Our favorite spot: Le Broc’Bar

Our visit to Lyon was to be a three-night layover on the way from Paris to Narbonne. We had reserved a fifth-floor walkup in the 1st arrondissement, the Presqu’île, but since we’d never been to Lyon we really didn’t know if this would turn out to be a good choice. Would the location be convenient or difficult? Would the neighborhood be vibrant or sketchy? As it turns out, it was perfect, and Le Broc’Bar was one of the reasons.

Brasserie George, Lyon, France

Lyon’s Infamous Brasserie Georges

One reason I love traveling to a big city is that it is such a different experience from my own life. There are the physical differences: streets packed with vehicles and people, the hum of traffic and voices, even the light is different, bouncing off glass and steel and concrete. And there is so much to do: parks and gardens, museums, galleries, live music and restaurants. And it’s all right there. In easy reach of a subway or a bus or even just the sidewalk.

Millau Viaduct, Millau France

Millau Viaduct

The tallest bridge in the world Southern France is best known for its glorious weather, picturesque villages, and fields upon fields of grape vines. Now, there’s another attraction – the Millau Viaduct. The journey across the gorges of the Tarn …

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