My trip to Lyon

"Mon séjour à Lyon"
French C1 writing exercise

Yvan spent a few days exploring the French city.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "second most populated", "to boast of", "cultural heritage", "at the confluence of (rivers)", "the Rhone/Saone (French rivers)", "to wander through", "to owe [something] to [someone]", "to be blown away by", "a hidden passage", "to link", "closed-off (private)", "fairy-tale", "a maze".

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I had never gone to Lyon before, though I'd always been interested in the second most populated city in France which boasts of a rich cultural and historical heritage, thanks to its geographical situation at the confluence of two rivers: the Saone and the Rhone. And the city that I had imagined so often, did not disappoint (me)! I wandered through Vieux Lyon on the Presqu'île until the place des Terreaux where I could admire the majestic fountain by Bartholdi, to whom we owe, among other things, New York's Statue of Liberty But if I had to pick one memorable thing that I discovered during my trip, it would be Lyon's famous "traboules"! I was blown away by these fascinating hidden passages that link Lyon's alleys through closed-off courts and buildings. It was like being in a fairy-tale maze!

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