France ~ Illumination night tour of Lyon”

Tuesday night July 28th ~ Lyon at night

Leon Cathedral at night

Leon Cathedral at night

From 9:00 to 10:45 pm, we had an exclusive Uniworld night excursion to revel in the lights of Lyon. With one covered bus and two open air busses, we chose the top deck on one of the open busses along with our new friends Sandy and Steve. 

Joanne with Sandy and Steve on the open air bus

Joanne with Sandy and Steve on the open air bus

Our first destination was motoring up to the top of Fourvière Hill to see Lyon Cathedral and an overview of the city.

The front of the cathedral before the lights came on

The front of the cathedral before the lights came on

Walking just past the cathedral, we had an amazing panoramic view of the city lights far below.

Lyon lights at night

Lyon lights at night

And as it had been so carefully timed, as we turned around, the lights had come on the cathedral behind us.

Cathedral towers lit up

Cathedral towers lit up

Front of cathedral

Front of cathedral

And the neighboring tower

Tower in the not too far distance

Tower in the not too far distance

Our tour continued on through town.

Lyon streets at night

Lyon streets at night

And past this well-known building with an intricate mural.

“In Lyon the walls tell stories, mostly very tall tales. While painting on walls is as old as time, the city has taken the art of modern urban wall painting to new heights with nearly 60 outdoor murals. Some are breathtaking flights of fancy; others are marvelous examples of trompe l’oeil, depictions of everyday life so realistic you could almost walk into them. ~ Francetoday.com

If you would like to learn more about the wall murals in Lyon, you can click here.

Painted building

Painted building

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But for me one of the highlights of the evening, and what gives an example of how well we were cared for on our cruise was at the very end.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home

As we arrived back to the pier, we were met curbside by staff members holding flashlights to illuminate the concrete stairs back down to the dock side. With a cheerful “welcome back” we truly felt like we were returning “home”.

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for a staff that has not only been well-trained, but has gone over and above the normal service to give us an exceptional time. It is not just the big things that have been taken care of, but the little courtesies along the way that puts them at the top in my books.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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6 Responses to France ~ Illumination night tour of Lyon”

  1. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing. Love the wall painted building.

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  2. RuthsArc says:

    Lyon is now on my list of places to visit. Lovely photos.

    Like

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