France 2018 Lyon, paris, and annecy

Our Destinations

Paris: 4 days

Lyon: 6 days

Anncey: 1 day

Notre-Dame Cathedral

French Gothic Architecture

Construction began in 1163 and completed in 1345.

One of the first gothic cathedrals built.

Religious ceremonies and mass are held here today.

Each year, 13 million visitors stop by.

Seine River: 482 miles

Houses new and used books for reading and purchase. If you help out at the store, they will house your work!

James Joyce’s Ulysses was published here.

Butchers, Fromageries, and Patisseries

Eiffel Tower

Built for the 1889 World's Fair

1,063 feet tall

Serves as a communication tower and houses two restaurants.

Eiffel Tower

Louvre Museum

Largest art museum in the world.

8.1 million visitors a year.

Originally a castle and residence for kings.

Louvre Pyramids

Built in 1988-1989

721–705 BC

Made from Limestone

French Crown Jewels

Copyist recreating art

Mona Lisa

Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in early 1500s

Arc de Triomphe, 1836

Food of Paris

Croque Madame (top), Le Relais de l'Entrecôte (bottom left), yam'Tcha (bottom right)
Ice cream with meringue (left), Patisserie (right)
Lyon, France

Lyon Facts

3rd largest populated area in France (approximately 490,000 people).

Where Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

Rivals Paris in many ways.

Rhône river

Lyon Cathedral (Roman Catholic church)

Opened in 1480

Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist

Ancient Theatre of Fourvière

Built as a Roman theatre (15 BC, 2nd century)

Seats 10,000 people

Funicular railway to get to the top

The Murals of Lyon

Painted by CitéCréation

Over 60 murals

Fontaine Bartholdi, 1892

Bridge in Lyon

Silk capitol since 1400s.

18th century French Revolution ended much of the silk trade.

Lyon Confluence

Musée des Confluences

Lyon Cathedral at night

Musée des Confluences

Opened in 2014

"Joining of two rivers"

Natural history museum"

Michelin star restaurant inside - La Brasserie des Confluences

Musée Miniature et Cinéma (Movies and Miniature Museum)
The Mask, Beetlejuice, Dark Crystal, The Hunger Games
Spiderman, Batman, Back to the Future
Mrs. Doubtfire, The Grinch, Alien (super scary!)
Harry Potter!
Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon (Lyon Museum of Fine Arts)
Femme assise sur la plage by Pablo Picasso (top right)

Food of Lyon

Rivals Paris, both great experiences

The Bouchon Experience
Foie gras, salad lyonnaise, apple tart
La Brasserie des Confluences
Lemon meringue, gazpacho, meat and vegetables, and more wine!
Iced coffee and more patisserie at Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse
Beaujolais Region in France

Wine in Beaujolais

Wine is by region

Chardonnay and Gamay

Beajoulus known for younger wine

AoC (Controlled Appellation)

Vacation spot for the rich

Village of Oingt (Tour de France bike on bottom)
Anncey, France


Close to Switzerland

Base of the French Alps

Prison on the Lake (pictured left)

"Venice of the Alps"
Raclette (top right), A Parisian brunch
Shout out to little free libraries!

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