A Hot Day in Lyon

Sunday, 5 July, 2015

It is still very hot the next morning but a little cooler than the apartment so we open all the windows. While I continue on with the laundry, Julie does a scout around for a breakfast place. She comes back and then leads us across the river, near a Sunday market, and then up the river a bit to a restaurant that had been quite popular earlier.

I believe we were in this area 4 years ago.

I believe we were in this area 4 years ago.

The end part of the Sunday market

The end part of the Sunday market

Julie had salmon rillette which she loved

Julie had salmon rillette which she loved

I thought I had ordered a cheese croissant but got a cheese platter instead

I thought I had ordered a cheese croissant but got a cheese platter instead

Of course we had a coffee and a fresh pressed orange juice. We then cross the street to walk through the market. I think we had been here too 4 years ago. There was a large variety of foods, fresh and some cooked. After the fact, I wished I had had a cooked Lyonaise sausage instead of the cheese platter.

Julie stopped at a shop to get Ham and then Duck Rillette for me.

Julie stopped at a shop to get Ham and then Duck Rillette for me.

It is really too hot for me to wander around town. So I leave that to Julie while I continue on the laundry and generally bumble around.

A health food lunch of Duck Rillette and sparkling red

A health food lunch of Duck Rillette and sparkling red

Eventually Julie returns and has her famous 3 course meal.

Water, Coffee and Rose, as well as Yoghurt

Water, Coffee and Rose, as well as Yoghurt

I have another Duck Rillette with a chilled red

I have another Duck Rillette with a chilled red

Julie tells me she has found an absolutely fantastic restaurant that we must go to tonight. So after a break, we head out for a bit of a walk to the new finding.

I should  have known better

I should have known better

The Carte

The Carte

First ones there. It was air conditioned which was a major plus. Eventually the room filled up

First ones there. It was air conditioned which was a major plus. Eventually the room filled up

They provided chips and guacamole at the start

They provided chips and guacamole at the start

A big plate of smoked salmon for Julie

A big plate of smoked salmon for Julie

I had thought that Julie should have ordered the combination plate with some varieties of cooked salmon as well as the smoked.

Salmon wrapped in Bacon for me

Salmon wrapped in Bacon for me

This was not what I ordered but it was OK. The waitress had serious English problems.

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Irish Coffee for JV

Irish Coffee for JV

We had heard that in the past Lyon was jealous of Paris and its famous man made landmarks, so they made their own. Walking back from the Salmon shop I photoed some:

Lyon's Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame up on the hill.

Lyon’s Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame up on the hill.

The Courthouse in front of our apartment and the sights above

The Courthouse in front of our apartment and the sights above

Off to bed

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