Lyon is a city packed with things to see and do, we walked for miles through the old town and took a boat trip down the river to see the extraordinary mix of architecture
including the musee des confluences with its bizarre mix of exhibits ranging from various stuffed animals and birds to beautiful embroidered costumes
Then on to the museum of textiles and decorative arts, home to one of the largest collections of textiles in the world.
A trip up to the top of the hill to Notre Dame de Fourviere to see the stunning ceiling and mosaic walls
and while the boys were at the rugby we had a girls night out to the opera to see Iolanthe and Persephone.
Finally home via Vichy for a wander around the elegant town a taste of the water, and a sublime lunch at les Caudalies
then the final night at Chateau de Crocq a beautiful Chambres d'Hotes close to Aubusson.