The firemen (rather cute and well built) arrived. Still the staff at the museum did not seem to know how to handle the situation and there was no clear line of command amongst them. Eventually one of them told us we could re-enter the museum complex. At this stage the firemen were in the main building but not the museum complex itself. This advice was withdrawn by another staff member and then over-ruled yet again. I re-entered the museum with a staff member and another visitor to continue our visit. Ten minutes or so later, we were approached and asked to leave again as they needed to wait for someone else to arrive to declare it safe to re-enter. Talk about chaotic and mismanaged. The staff really had no idea what they were doing. I asked for a reimboursement but this was denied and they said just come another day in spite of my explanations that I was in Lyon for only one day and was from Australia. I have left a comment on their Facebook page and they did promptly reply that they would get back to me on Tuesday. Unfortunately it means that I still have not seen the things I particularly wanted to view in the Musée des Tissus. Perhaps next year??
|Basilique de Fourvière viewed from Place Bellecour|
|Grand Café des Négociants, Lyon|
I only had a cold drink at the Grand Café des Négociants but I would have to say the service was very ordinary. I was almost on the point of leaving as it took a very long time to come and take my order in spite of very few clients. Although the setting was very pretty, I probably wouldn't bother returning there.
|Théâtre des Célestins|
These modern buildings are located in the area known as La Confluence. It is an area in Lyon which include the port for leisure boats and is being gradually redeveloped over a number of years. The shopping centre in the larger photo has a number of rather exclusive shops that were rather fun to look at. I resisted temptation and did not buy anything.