With the weather being so lovely in Aberdeen these past few days, we don’t have to be jealous of those in warmer climates – we got a taste of it for ourselves. Got your Scotland cap yet?
But it is the weekend we turn our attention to Lyon, France. Friday we see the Harlequins go against Montpellier. And then on Saturday we see Saracens against Racing 92. Check out the Harlequins jersey on our website.
The Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup finals will be the first major rugby occasions staged at the state-of-the-art Grand Stade de Lyon which will also be one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals hosting six games including a semi-final.
The second-biggest agglomeration in France is famous for its 2,000 years of history (once Lugdunum, capital of the Gauls), its cultural events and its fine dining. UNESCO has recognised the exceptional nature of Lyon by listing it as a World Heritage site.
The weather for the French city this weekend isn’t actually that great, Aberdeen had it better this week!
Things to see according to Trip Advisor:
- Presqu’île: the narrow strip of land between the Rhone and Saone rivers, Presqu’îleis home to the most popular shopping streets, from Place Bellecour to Place des Terreaux at the foot of the Croix-Rousse hill.
- The old town: Vieux-Lyon features Renaissance buildings and townhouses, medieval streets and narrow passageways that host some of the best bouchons – typical Lyon restaurants.
- Lyon’s lungs: Parc de la Tête d’Or in the north of Lyon acts as the lungs of the city. Extending over an area of 105 hectares, this is one of the largest urban parks in France
More can be found at the Discover Lyon website.
Yes – in other news, the girls of Irish rugby have taken over their Facebook page as the logo was revealed for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup taking place in Dublin and Belfast #BringIt