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Any special places going from Annecy to Avignon?

Any special places going from Annecy to Avignon?

Jul 28th, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Any special places going from Annecy to Avignon?

A large group (9 adults) is going to London and France next september.One of the legs of our trip is Annecy to Avignon.We have the choice of going by car or train.Is there anithing or any place that turns going by car an advantage; any must see ? How many kilometers from Annecy to Avignon? Note: if by car we must do this trip in one day.I thank all fodorites in advance.
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Jul 28th, 2012, 06:46 AM
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You will have the chance to drive the gorgeous Route des Grandes Alps, one of the greatest driving experiences on the planet.

If you have one day only (what a pity!), you can drive just a section of the mountain road. I would suggest driving from Annecy via Val d'Isere and Modane to Avignon. Total driving time will be eight hours over spectacular mountain passes with many photo stops along the way.
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Jul 28th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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You can get info on drive times and distances, toll and fuel costs and suggested routes from www.viamichelin.com. The time estimates do not include stops nor do they consider bad traffic or bad weather.
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Jul 28th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Eight hours in a car is more time than I would want to spend in a day - especially with a group of 8 (not all will be able to see much out of the windows). We drove the Route des Grandes Alpes from Provence to Annecy a few years back, and it took us 4 days - seeing the sights along the way at a reasonable pace.

The "direct" autoroute is a little "grungy" south of Lyon with lots of ugly commerce & nuclear power plants. I would take the train & spend more time in Annecy and/or Provence.

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Jul 29th, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Thanks for your help friends !! We Will study our best option. Any other suggestion?
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