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Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

Hi,
We are travelling to Lyon by car (leaving Switzerland in Geneva) and I was looking for nice places in the way for a short stop. Obviously it should be as close to the main route (highway) as it gets. All suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 23.05.2019, 17:33
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

Why ? It's about 2 hours from Geneva and there is plenty to do in Lyon !
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

Slightly longer way, but Annecy is very nice, especially if have time to go out on the lake.
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

Perouges is very nice and is on the way to Lyon.

https://www.perouges.org/en/
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Perouges is very nice and is on the way to Lyon.

https://www.perouges.org/en/
Thanks. Will visit, but it's too close to Lyon to be considered midway
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Thanks. Will visit, but it's too close to Lyon to be considered midway
You didn’t say midway, you said on the way.

Why would you want to stop midway between Geneva and Lyon anyway? It’s not really very far.
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Why would you want to stop midway between Geneva and Lyon anyway? It’s not really very far.
To have a pee.
To stretch one's legs.
To slow down the pace and take things nice and easy.
To have a cup of coffee.
To discover some treat of a pretty or interesting little place one might otherwise overlook while whizzing past on the freeway.
To have a micro-holiday within a trip to somewhere.
To feel the thrill of seeing something that many tourists never even know is there.
To buy a very local speciality food.
To have a picnic.
And so on.
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To have a pee.
To stretch one's legs.
To slow down the pace and take things nice and easy.
To have a cup of coffee.
To discover some treat of a pretty or interesting little place one might otherwise overlook while whizzing past on the freeway.
To have a micro-holiday within a trip to somewhere.
To feel the thrill of seeing something that many tourists never even know is there.
To buy a very local speciality food.
To have a picnic.
And so on.
It’s an hour and forty minutes and there’s really not much to see on the way between the two.

Nantua is the only place I can think of that might be worth stopping at.
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

Yes, Nantua looks picturesque!

Beach of Lépin-le-Lac
73610 Lépin-le-Lac, France
+33 4 79 36 04 90
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Fe58d958jkqs1zCJA

This, outside Chambéry, also looks lovely!
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Yes, Nantua looks picturesque!

Beach of Lépin-le-Lac
73610 Lépin-le-Lac, France
+33 4 79 36 04 90
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Fe58d958jkqs1zCJA

This, outside Chambéry, also looks lovely!
That's cool. Thanks. Maybe I can stop north of the lake instead to be closer to the highway? :/
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

I find Morges to be pretty Especially a bit uphill along the wine yards.

Could not really get what your route is, but have guests coming over soon and our plan is to go to Montreux and stop in Gruyer on our way.
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

Morges is between Geneva and Lyons?
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Re: Where to stop in the way to Lyon?

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To have a pee.
To stretch one's legs.
To slow down the pace and take things nice and easy.
To have a cup of coffee.
To discover some treat of a pretty or interesting little place one might otherwise overlook while whizzing past on the freeway.
To have a micro-holiday within a trip to somewhere.
To feel the thrill of seeing something that many tourists never even know is there.
To buy a very local speciality food.
To have a picnic.
And so on.



You can do all of that and far better than anywhere en route in Lyon, it is an absolutely wonderful city to visit !


As for your list, if it really is necessary to stop for whatever reason, peeing, coffee drinking there are plenty of services on the high way.


As to buying a "local specialty food", Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France by far, just go to Les Halles Paul Bocuse, here you can find whatever is available in France
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