We are driving from Amboise to Avignon which is about 6.5 hours. Is there any good place to stop for the night about half way between the two cities?
A bit further than half-way, but le Puy-en-Velay
Are you looking for places to spend a few hours looking around or just to crash for the night?
Thanks. We are looking to spend the night.
I would recommend the Dordogne area - Sarlat, Beynac etc but better to spend more than 1 day
Le Puy-en-Velay is a very special place. If you can swing it, that would be an interesting place to stop. It's at a higher altitude, so you'll need a sweater in the evening.
When you map it out, are you going over to Lyon and south? That seems like the logical way but I haven't driven that route. Clermont-Ferrand seems like a good choice, Vichy is another choice but doesn't excite me. I like Lyon also but that will be more than half-way. I'm afraid if you go to le Puy en Velay the drive will end up a lot longer than 6.5 hours.
I'd second (or third) Le Puy. But I wouldn't recommend either Clermont-Ferrand or Vichy.