We have been longing for soul-touching, life-changing French cuisine since we got to this country. Haven't got any luck in Paris, we headed south to the gastronomic capital -- Lyon. It turned out, with or without the food, a beautiful weekend escape.
Maje jacket and baret
Acne Studios pants
S.J. is wearing
Ben Sherman jumper
Acne Studios sneakers
A river makes a city vivid and lovely. Lyon is lucky to have not just one, but two rivers surrounding its downtown.
LA BASILIQUE NOTRE DAME DE FOURVIÈRE on the mountain has the best overview of Lyon. The city has a lovely look on rooftop, the warm tone felt different from Paris in its caramelized sunset.
We run into this mural by the bank, which covers 25 famous Lyonnais figures and 6 contemporary. It looked so real that we didn't notice it's painting until we came very close by. Also, try to spot Le Petit Prince and Antoine de St-Exupéry!
Did I mention how much time we spent on fine dining during one day? Sitting through 2 full-course French meals in a row made it a 6-hour work day. (70% of the time was probably spent on replacing utensils during courses.) We wished we had more time to stay in Lyon, so that we could spread out the restaurant hopping.
Regardless of that, it was by far the most authentic French dining experience we have had in France. (Being NYC snobs, we think we had something better back in the city.)
We left with happy tummies, and look forward to coming back again.