Interesting day trips from Lyon, France?

Mar 20th, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Interesting day trips from Lyon, France?

My husband and 21-year old son and I will be in Lyon, France for 3 days in April. We like cities but would be interested in exploring places outside of Lyon as a day-trip or two. Any suggestions? We are particularly interested in destinations that can be reached via train or bus. Also, we are interested in wine and cheese-related destinations, or anything interesting from an agricultural or nature perspective. Thanks!!!
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Mar 20th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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As a college student, I remember a trip we took to the Chartreuse monastery. We hiked up from a point lower down the mountain, had a tour of the distillery and a nice lunch afterwards. While not wine, Chartreuse has a very interesting history, even if it's not a flavor all enjoy! (At the time, I much preferred their raspberry-flavored offering; these days, Chartreuse is used in a number of the mixologist-style cocktails that are very popular here in NYC.) Apologies but I have no idea if you can get there by public transit...

Probably not a full day trip, but the town of Vienne with its ancient Roman amphitheater is about 1/2 hour from Lyon.
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Mar 21st, 2011, 02:37 AM
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Taste of the Med ?

Research Nimes, Montpellier or Marseille by TGV.
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