Day 4 - Tournon and Vienne

We overnighted in Tournon.  After a leisurely breakfast onboard, we disembarked for a short walking tour in the city.  We then got board buses for a short ride to a local train station to take a scenic steam engine train ride up the Doux River valley.  Meanwhile, our ship left Tournon on its way to Vienne (pronounced VEE-ENN) where we rendevouzed after our train ride.  After lunch on the ship and some private time, we got off the ship for a short walking tour of Vienne.  It was a little cloudy but the rain held off. Tomorrow is Lyon...

Docked in Tournon, view from the back of our boat... Vineyards up the slope of the hill across the Rhone.

A statue honoring French engineer Marc Seguin, famous for inventing the wire-cable suspension bridge...  ... and look, there's a wire-cable suspension bridge crossing the Rhone river to Tournon.  A connection for sure!

They took us a short bus ride to a local train station, all aboard the steam train! Fun views out the window, we were advised not to lean out too far... :)

While we were on the train, our ship moved up river to Vienne.  After lunch onboard we did a nice walking tour through the city center.

View of the front facade of the medieval cathedral in Vienne.  The big question, can we go inside?

Apparently so!  View of the vaulted ceilings inside the cathedral.

Apse and alter.

Vienne was a provincial capital back in the Roman days, there are ruins everywhere!

Vienne from above...

... and another view.