Exploring Lyon, the Sâone, and Captain’s Farewell

Friday we spent the morning exploring a few sights in Lyon.  First stop, Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière on Fourvière Hill.  The Basilica is beyond words, with intricatic details and stunning mosaics.  Standing atop Fourviève Hill one has not only an astonishing panoramic view of Lyon but can see all the way to the Alps.

We travelled through the city, exploring some of the cities painted walls (murals of Lyon and France’s history) and ended the morning in Vieux Lyon traversing our way through the streets and traboules.  We completed the morning with award winning French glacé.
That night brought the dreaded disembarkation briefing.  You don’t mess around, they want you to understand you need to have your arrangements together and what time they want you off the boat.

Fortunately the night picked up with the Farewell Dinner.  While we missed the pomp and circumstance of the ocean going formal nights it was nice to see people in suits and dresses.  I got to rock my fancy necklace from Chris’s mom.

We arrived in Mâcon to the sounds of our chef telling us to give her 20 minutes and we’d go out, again.  Not ones to miss the local night life we hits the streets of Mâcon!  I got to dance the night away with Lola. As the night geared down, Chris, Jana (our Maître d), and I were reminded to get back to the boat soon since we sailed at 4am.  What can we say better to be last back right 😉

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