Croix-Rousse Hill

La Croix-Rousse is the second major hill of the city of Lyon, as well as the name of a neighbourhood located on this hill. After crossing the Saône from the Fourvière area, I walked up the “montée de la Grande Côte”, a street that links the Place des Terreaux with the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood. I then went down towards the Rhône on the east side of the hill.

Above, city hall on Place des Terreaux.

Above, Montée de la Grande Côte.

Above, one of the numerous examples of street art on display in the area.

Above, the Roman Amphithéatre des Trois Gaules.

Above, Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Metallic Tower.

Above, Jardin de la Grande Côte.

Above, cow exhibition on Place de la Croix-Rousse, at the top of the hill.

Above, Esplanade du Gros Caillou.

Above, the Gros Caillou (Big Pebble).

Above, graffiti in rue Joséphine Soulary, on the way down to the Rhône.

Above, Rhône river.

Advertisements

Lyon: Walk along the Rhône

After leaving the Lyon Confluence area, I walked along the Rhône on the way to the Old Town of Lyon (Vieux Lyon), making a few detours here and there.

Above, Musée des Confluences seen from Parc de Gerland.

Above, under the Pont Raymond Barre.

Above, Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière in the background.

Above, Pont Gallieni, towards Lyon-Perrache.

Above, Statue de la République, on Place Carnot.

Above, Lyon-Perrache train station.

Above, fountain on Place Ampère.

Above, Fontaine Gailleton.

Above, Tour Incity, the tallest building in Lyon.

Above, Pont de l’Université.

Above, swimming pool.

Above, Pont de la Guillotière.

Above, Place Bellecour.

Above, statue of Louis XIV.

Above, Fourvière.

Above, now at the Saône river, near the Vieux Lyon.

Lyon Confluence neighbourhood

Lyon Confluence is the neighbourhood of Lyon located south of the Lyon-Perrache train station, and north of the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Until not very long ago, it was an area solely dedicated to industry and full of warehouses, but after a few years of construction and millions of euros in investment, the urban-renewal project has brought new shops, restaurants, offices, housing and a new museum (Musée des Confluences).

Above, Le Cube Orange.

Above, parking garage at Lyon-Perrache.

Above, Saône river.

Above, Stade Sonny Anderson.

Above, Jardin Aquatique Ouagadougou.

Above, Pont des Arts, with the new Pôle de Commerces et de Loisirs de Confluence (a shopping mall) on the other side of the canal.

Above, Jardin d’Erevan.

Above, Jardin Aquatique Jean Couty.

Above, former crane on the docks.

Above, autonomous shuttle Navly.

Above, new HQ of EuroNews.

Above, the new Musée des Confluences.

Above, confluence of Rhône (left) and Saône (right) rivers.

Above, Jardin du Musée des Confluences.

 

Above, Pont Raymond Barre, to Gerland.

Above, Rhône.

Above, the museum seen from Parc de Gerland.

Winter walk in Collex-Bossy & Ornex

Collex-Bossy and Ornex are two small towns located next to each other but on different sides of the France / Geneva border. Last Christmas, I went on a short walk in the area.

Above, an old border stone along the path.

Above, in Ornex (France).

Above, in Collex-Bossy (Switzerland).

Above, snow on the Jura moutains.

Above, grapevines.

Above, another stone.

Above, the tip of Mont Blanc in the distance.

Above, containers for the helium of the LHC.

Hike to Montagne d’Âge

After the Vallon du Fier, I continued walking and, after a detour through a trail along the Nant de Calvi, I reached Poisy, a village northwest of Annecy. My goal was to cross the Montagne d’Âge, a small mountain that is part of the Jura mountains, from the north to the south on the way to Château de Montrottier and the Gorges du Fier in Lovagny.

Above, view of the Montagne d’Âge from the trail around Mont Rampignon, near Mont Veyrier.

Above, roses in Poisy.

Above, Montagne de la Mandallaz nearby.

Above, in the Marais de Poisy (Poisy swamp), on the way to Montagne d’Âge.

Above, Parmelan.

Above, start of the trail, on the north side of Montagne d’Âge.

Above, Epagny.

Above, fallen chestnuts.

Above, summit. No view though.

Above, view to the west at the Croix de Nonglard.

Above, the cross.

Above, exiting the forest.

Above, view on the Albanais.

Above, Semnoz covered by clouds. The Château de Montrottier can be seen in the foreground.

 

Above, La Tournette.

Above, field in Lovagny.

Above, Château de Montrottier.

Above, path to Gorges du Fier.

Above, Fier river near the Gorges.