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Between Amboise and Avignon

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?

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Clermont Ferrand


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?

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I would recommend the Dordogne area - Sarlat, Beynac etc but better to spend more than 1 day

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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.

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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.

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I'd second (or third) Le Puy. But I wouldn't recommend either Clermont-Ferrand or Vichy.