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Around Anzère

Our apartment in Anzère was on a slope with a nice view of the Rhône river valley in the Swiss canton of Valais. Despite being in a ski resort town in the…

Follow your bisse

We left Lyon early one Sunday morning on a bus full of Romanians. We needed to get to the Swiss alps, but no trains leave Lyon for Geneva until after 3…

Tour de France, Stage 13

For our second day following the Tour, we took the train south to the village of Saint Clair du Rhône. We arrived early enough to see the promotional caravan, where…

Tour de France, Stage 12

As we were planning our visit to France, we learned that the famous bicycle race would be passing to the west and south of Lyon in late July. We made…

Pérouges

One sunny afternoon we took a short train ride twenty miles northeast of Lyon to the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Although inhabited since before Roman times, most of the…

Lyon outdoors

When the sun came out in Lyon we paid a visit to the city’s largest park, Parc de la Tête d’Or. We wandered by the deer field and made our…

Lyon’s museums

Lyon was cool and damp our first few days in town, so we spent time in some of its more interesting museums.

Around Lyon

We left Milan early one morning to catch the TGV to the northwest and the French city of Lyon. The third largest city in France, we’ve been enjoying its restaurants,…

Around Milan

When we weren’t visiting all those churches, here’s what we saw during the rest of our time in Milan.

Como

One fine Tuesday we rode the train north to visit the picturesque town of Como near the Swiss border. Only 30 minutes from Milan, the town sits at the southern end of the…