Our next adventure was to be found in Lyon, about a 5-hour drive from the Loire Valley.  We set off early and planned to take the back roads to Lyon, which tacked on about two hours, but also saved us about 45 euro from what we would have spent on the exorbitantly expensive French motorway.  (Seriously – if you have the time, avoid France’s toll roads.  They are ridiculously expensive.  They do save you a lot of time, but are severely overpriced).  Aside from frugality, we were also simply excited to just experience the countryside.  So that’s exactly what we did!

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