The long drive from Lucerne to Barcelona required an overnight pit-stop. And where better to stop than Lyon, France – the gastronomical capital of the world?! Although it’s the second largest city in France, it’s not the most touristy of places. The biggest attraction was a museum of miniatures and real movie sets & props. We got to see so many things: the actual Harry Potter wand, an original Wonka Bar, the V for Vendetta mask, mini movie sets, random miniature models, and so much more.
After marveling at all the minis and even meeting one of the artists, it was time for dinner. We found a place that was so local, there was not a single person who spoke English. We almost gave up and were about to leave in search for a restaurant with an English-speaking server when it was discovered that the bartender spoke a tiny big of Spanish. Between his awful Spanish and my not quite as awful Spanish, we were able to order an array of French dishes – a lentil appetizer, a liver appetizer, salads, sausages galore, a fish dish, and plenty of dessert. After licking my crème brulèe dish clean, we retired to the hotel and into a food coma.
Next Stop: Barcelona