Our two week tour of France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and western Germany began in Lyon, France. First off, we want to give a big “thank you” to Paul Rogers (OSC ’11) for letting us stay at his wonderful apartment in Lyon, while he is off interning in Paris for the semester! It was a wonderful place to see the city from. Lyon is France’s third largest city and due to its cultural and architectural landmarks, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also known as a culinary capital, boasting some of the best Michelin-starred chefs in the world. Additionally, there is a great film museum (which we got to see!) in Lyon because the two men, Auguste and Louis Lumière, who created the “cinematographe,” or motion picture camera, spent most of their life in the city.