Saturday, April 16
In 2011, Lyon will be the theater for the General Assembly.
Our own gang of Lyonnais, Jean-Jacques, Francis and their relatives, have concocted a stay combining culture and gastronomy for us.
It all starts with a giant picnic, an opportunity for everyone to breathe after the road, to regain their strength but also to get to know each other.
No time to digest, we already have to go to Vaise where a floor of the metro park and ride has been reserved for us! From there, we reach the Saint-Jean district by automatic metro.
Then begins the visit of the old Lyon and the basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière which we reach via the funicular (called the string by the Lyonnais). We are fortunate to be in Lyon on the day of the Pennon Festival, an annual celebration evoking the Renaissance era in Lyon.
The sun being fixed, many will come down from the hill through the gardens or stairs to the countless steps. The day ends with a Lyonnais meal at the hotel.
Sunday, April 17
Sunday morning, we reach the medieval city of Pérouges along the right bank of the Rhône. Some, well organized, take the opportunity to make a detour to the Red Cross plateau to immortalize their Avantime in front of the famous Canuts wall, on which is painted an Avantime! In Pérouges, the municipality has authorized us to park our Avantime on the Place du Tilleul. It is an ideal setting for our photographers. Around 11am, we leave Pérouges and its old stones to go to the Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Dombes. It is there, after having visited the park and discovered all the species of birds that inhabit it, that we will have lunch by the edge of a pond and in the open air!