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3 Days Exploring With Car Near Lyon

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3 Days Exploring With Car Near Lyon

Please offer me your suggested driving itineraries near Lyon. I am flying into Lyon Sunday afternoon in early August, and am planning on renting a car rightaway. I will then come back to Lyon and stay for four days. I would like to maximize my time and not spend the whole day driving. Not sure if I want to go to Avignon or Dijon, but do want to see Annecy. My likes: history, scenery, wandering, talking to locals, and eating. Not interested in: tourist traps, t shirt shops, nightclubs or going to Switzerland/Italy.

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1. Re: 3 Days Exploring With Car Near Lyon

There are a lot of suggestion on the forum already! As you have 3 days I suggest that you explore 3 different directions to get a taste of the variety of our region :

- Get East to the Alps : I recommend visiting Annecy with a stopover in Chambéry that is worth the visit (don't miss the amazing trompe l'oeil painting in the cathedral); explore Annecy old city and relax at one of the lake beaches, my favourite is Angon with a tea time break at Abbaye de Talloires nearby.

- Get South to Drôme Provençale to visit the most beautiful villages, Grigan castle and explore the provençal landscape with olive trees. It is not as far away as Avignon and really nice with this suggested round trip : Exit from the motorway at Mirmande, get to Grignan and come back to the motorway after a visit at La Garde Adhémar:

http://www.guideweb.com/grignan/accueila.php

www.ville-grignan.fr/spip.php?page=sommaire

hotelrestaurant-latreillemuscate.com/en/…

http://www.officetourismemirmande.fr/

http://www.la-garde-adhemar.com/

- Get North to the Beaujolais region if you don"t want to drive as far as Dijon; Have a look at vineyards landscapes and nice golden stone villages :

www.destination-beaujolais.com/page.php…

tourismepierresdorees.com/fr/territoire.php

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2. Re: 3 Days Exploring With Car Near Lyon

Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you! Any suggestions on renting a car at Lyon airport? A particular agency?

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3. Re: 3 Days Exploring With Car Near Lyon

I can't advise you as I always use "autoescape" to rent a car in order to get the most interesting offer : I notice that the "best" rental company can differ from a country to an other and also from a period of year to an other:

http://www.autoescape.com/

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