Lyon is one of the most magical places I have been to yet. It was supposed to snow this past weekend but it was not in the cards, it was just cold. (Cue "Let it Go from the movie Frozen) It is a huge city- not as big as Paris- but still pretty big. It is UNESCO World Heritage site... in plain people speak it means there are a TON of really really old buildings. Most of them date back to before the 17th century and were relatively untouched by the World Wars. Lyon was the capital of Roman Gaul and has become the food capital of France. Basically this visit was heaven, old buildings food and silk. Oh yeah, Lyon is known for its silk too.
Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière takes your breath away when you walk inside, the way white wine does NOT mix with vanilla custard (a word from the wise--just don't even try), and finally the way Lyon managed to steal my heart... if only for the weekend.