Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Card no 307  - Clémentine

Lyon, traditionally spelt Lyons in English, is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille.  The residents of the city are called Lyonnais. 
These cards came from my long time Lyonnais friend Clémentine.  Merci beaucoup Cleme. 

Card no 307 shows the roofs of the Red Cross quarter, the Saône and old Lyon, dominated by the basilica of Fourvière.

The city is known for its famous light festival 'Fête des Lumières' which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights. Legend says that the Virgin Mary saved the city from the plague and, to thank her, a statue was built. On the day it was erected, the whole city was lit by candles that its citizens had put at their windows.

 Card no 305  - Clémentine

 La Place des Terreaux, the Bartholdi fountain and the front of the Hotel de Ville.

Card no 306  - Clémentine

La Place Bellecour, the largest pedestrian square in Europe, with, at its centre, an equestrian statue of Louis XIV by François Lemot and, in the background, the basilica of Fourvière.

 Card no 308  - Clémentine

The Cathedral of St Jean, the River Saône, the peninsula of Bellecour and the Rhône.

 Card no 309  - Clémentine

The West front of the Cathedral of St Jean during the Festival of Lights - 8th December 2006.

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