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Drive or train to Gruyere & Broc

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We will be overnight in Lausanne and will then go to Gruyere and then Broc. Afterwards, we have a rather lengthy drive to Alpe d'Huez (@3.5h).

I was thinking that it would be easiest to pick up our rental car in Lausanne in the morning, drive up to Gruyere and then Broc - and then drive straight on to Alpe d'Huez (this does take us pretty much right back through Lausanne). The driving times seem to be shorter than the train times.

My question is - is there any great advantage to taking the train such as views or convenience?

Thanks,
Heather

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