We couldn't believe it was the last day of the trip! Before heading back to Frankfurt, we took a few minutes to research things to do in Lyon so that we could spend the early part of the morning touring around. It was a gorgeous Sunday morning in France!
We quickly decided that we love Lyon. Much like Paris, it has a French feel with the beautiful architecture and charming cafes, but it's clean and doesn't feel as touristy.
We made our way through downtown Lyon, looking for a fun place to eat breakfast and for interesting sights. We definitely found both.
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere
We love traveling with a motorcycle because when you see a place where you want to stop, you just pull up on the curb and park!
We had a delicious breakfast of almond cream croissant goodness and coffee at a little pattisserie. I was really surprised by how heavy these pastries were. They were so dense and moist and dreamy. And the coffee complimented them perfectly! A great last breakfast in France.
Then we drove up to see the Roman ruins, where we took a really nice walk around this spectacular amphitheater. We were impressed by how well it had been maintained!
Then we continued on toward the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere, where you can get a great view of Lyon.
Because it was Sunday, there was a church service going on inside. I wish we could have stayed, but we really needed to get on the road soon. The interior of the church was very ornate and beautiful.
Time to drive home! We had great weather all day. The French countryside was gorgeous, and we listened to some French radio to enhance the driving experience. French music is actually some of the best music we've heard outside of the US. There were tons of flowers in bloom, and we even got to see some cool canyons, which were an added bonus.
When we were pretty close to home, we saw traffic ahead! We hadn't hit traffic the ENTIRE trip, and there it was on our last 20 minute stretch. Brian exited to avoid it, and we ended up taking a nice detour through the city, which actually was a fun conclusion to our epic drive. It's always hard to come home after a great vacation, so the little tour through Frankfurt reminded us that we were glad to be home.