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An American from Tennessee writes about living in the beautiful city of Lyon and her suspicion that such a move took a lot of gall is confirmed every day. More Info

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In the Reseau: Neuville-sur-Saône

March 20, 2016 by Michelle

Bonjour! It’s been quite a while since I posted anything. An eternity, actually. But I’m still here and feeling communicative … and stir crazy. I don’t drive here and so… Read more…

Categories: towns and villages

Let’s Do Déjeuner

September 12, 2014 by Michelle

The counter at the super cute retro-French restaurant l’Épicerie   If you like tartines and homemade desserts this is the place to go; great food and, big plus, easy on… Read more…

Categories: restaurants

For People Who Think of Barbecue as a Noun, Not a Verb

August 3, 2014 by Michelle

This week I found something that had never even crossed my mind to look for in restaurants here: a BBQ sandwich. Why would I think I could find BBQ here… Read more…

Categories: restaurants

4th of July

July 3, 2014 by Michelle

Tomorrow is the 4th of July and I am attempting to compile a list of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Lyon.  Firstly, all eyes, including mine, will be on… Read more…

Categories: events, Expat Life

Croix-Rousse: This Hill is Workin’ It

July 3, 2014 by Michelle

I don’t talk about Croix-Rousse enough nor do I visit as much as I should. Lyon was once the capital of the European silk trade. Croix-Rousse is the neighborhood, high… Read more…

Categories: neighborhoods, shopping

A Solde By Any Other Name Would be As Sweet?

June 23, 2014 by Michelle

There are two annual sales periods in France that are regulated by the government. The winter sales go on for five weeks and begin around the second week of January… Read more…

Categories: shopping

Frou-Frou For You

June 18, 2014 by Michelle

I visited Neuville today (Bus 70 Part Dieu – Neuville  / Bus 40 Bellecour – Neuville) mainly because I was already nearby in Rochetaillée-sur-Saône. I got it in my mind… Read more…

Categories: shopping

Best Restaurants with Shady Terraces and Air Conditioning

June 12, 2014 by Michelle

As a follow up to a mention about sitting on restaurant terraces in yesterday’s post, I saw that Lyon Capitale magazine has a feature article that lists their 50 favorite… Read more…

Categories: restaurants

Beating the Heat with Minty Iced Tea

June 11, 2014 by Michelle

I was out plodding around yesterday in the punishing heat trying to look fresh and summery while feeling as if I were slowly melting. It was nearing lunchtime and I… Read more…

Categories: restaurants

5 Reasons Lyon is the Best Homebase

June 4, 2014 by Michelle

Well, hello there. I’m back after a little break. Let’s get back to all things Lyon, shall we? With the return of vacation season, I’ve been thinking about tourists and… Read more…

Categories: travel