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Cluny Abbey

August 25, 2013 by Jayde Clements

Sim and I visited Cluny Abbey, in Bourgogne, during the summer. The abbey itself was founded in 910, and throughout the centuries has gone from being the  headquarters of the… Read more…

Killing time culturally

April 26, 2013 by Jayde Clements

Last semester, we had a break of two hours and 15 minutes on Friday mornings, between our Comprehension de l’Ecrit and Expression Orale classes. Instead of going home and turning around… Read more…

Categories: Art/History/Culture, Lyon

The third river of Lyon

March 24, 2013 by Jayde Clements

A popular saying about Lyon is that it actually has three rivers : le Rhône, la Saône and le Beaujolais. Beaujolais is a wine-making district north of Lyon, in the… Read more…

Categories: Lyon, Tourism

Dining out, Savoyard style

March 4, 2013 by Jayde Clements

After viewing a cooking show dedicated to Savoie mountain fare (raclette, tartiflette, pierrade, fondue, farcement), Sim and I were inspired to go to a Savoyard restaurant for tea. We found several… Read more…

Categories: Food and drink, France

Collaboration and resistance

January 14, 2013 by Jayde Clements

Sim and I visited the Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation, a museum that we’ve been wanting to visit for a while now but which has been… Read more…

Categories: Art/History/Culture, Lyon

Shenanigans on the Bateau Hermès

January 5, 2013 by Jayde Clements

My birthday is 4 days before Sim’s, so Mum and Dad decided to take us out for a birthday dinner while they were here. We booked a table on the… Read more…

Categories: Food and drink, Lyon, Tourism

Préfecture success !

December 27, 2012 by Jayde Clements

Sim and I had a very productive morning a few Thursdays ago. We got up at 6, left l’appartement at 6:45 and joined the queue at the préfecture around 7:15. The doors… Read more…

Categories: French Administration

The next step

December 20, 2012 by Jayde Clements

I’ve decided that this semester is going to be my last one with the CIEF. It’s been great, and I would never have progressed to the level I’m at without… Read more…

Categories: French Administration

The SaintéLyon

December 18, 2012 by Jayde Clements

Last year I learnt about the SaintéLyon, a middle of the night marathon (almost a double marathon – it’s 70km !) from Saint Etienne to Lyon. I seem to remember saying… Read more…

Categories: Lyon

Halle Tony Garnier

December 2, 2012 by Jayde Clements

The Halle Tony Garnier has been on my mind all week ! For our Wednesday art class, Angela and I had to give an ‘artist or engineer’ presentation on Tony… Read more…

Categories: Art/History/Culture, Lyon