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For a day trip from Paris - Grenoble or Lyon?

For a day trip from Paris - Grenoble or Lyon?

Aug 21st, 2010, 05:30 PM
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For a day trip from Paris - Grenoble or Lyon?


I'm starting a bit early for my upcoming trip to Paris in November. I have visited Paris many times before so I'm working on day trips to other parts of France I've yet to see.

I saw a picture of Grenoble at night in a magazine and I was immediately taken with it. I looked at older posts in this forum about choosing between Grenoble or Lyon. Most said Lyon.

I wanted to toss this question out to the board and get feedback.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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Aug 21st, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Well Lyons is a sorter trip - only about 2 hours each way - and I think would have more to see/do in November.'

The fastest trains to Grenoble are 3 hours and 6 hours on the train seems like a lot for a day trip. Also don;t know how much there is to do in November. (Was the epic of Grenoble in late fall - it can make a big difference in what is open?)
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Aug 21st, 2010, 06:07 PM
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We were in Grenoble about 1 month ago, and it was OK - actually better than I thought it would be. Nice shopping area. Don't know what it would be like in November - it might be pretty dead.

However, I think Lyon has much more to offer.

Stu Dudley
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Aug 21st, 2010, 07:25 PM
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Lyon, definitely--if only to visit the wonderful food market where the major chefs shop. But of course there is much more. I've always wanted to take a tour through the traboules and visit the silk museum, and someday we'll get there.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:12 AM
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Thank you for your replies! I've booked my train ticket for Lyon. Yay!

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Aug 23rd, 2010, 06:18 AM
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If you started at Place Bellecour, walked over to Old Town, walked that area, then funicular up to cathedral, walk to roman amphitheatre (Gallo-roman museum?), walk down to Old town, then finish at Place des Terreaux, full day.
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