Along the Saône and Rhône in Lyon, France

There is something so serene about blue skies and blue water. The red roofs of the houses lining the hillsides and the colorful paint on the buildings along the river are a perfect complement to the blues. There is a point at the end of the Presqu'île (peninsula) which is the Confluence, where the two rivers meet. If you have time, walk along both sides of the peninsula and make your way towards the end. The clashing of the two rivers is evident in the waves which is a simple but extraordianary sight.

Lyon was a little gray and gloomy for a good portion of the time we were there - not sure if we hit a bad patch of weather or if the weather was on par with a normal January. But it is a beautiful city nonetheless.


Varies, but I'll put the coordinates for the point where two rivers meet and you can go from there.
Coordinates: 45.728825° N, 4.818492° E

Cost & Admission
Free, always open.

Food nearby.

Walking, seeing the views.

This is a great activity if you have time. If you are staying on the peninsula, you may have opportunities to see these rivers on your travels. If possible and time permits, take buses around.