I’m having a difficult time choosing between a day in Colmar or a day in Lyon. I’m currently about the same distance between both and will be driving. Which do you advise seeing?
You can see Colmar in a day. Lyon is a large city and deserves more time unless you’re just looking for a brief overview.
I agree Lyon deserves more time. At the moment though, it’s one of the other with no definite plans of returning to the area.
Where are you driving from and what is your ultimate destination?
Coming from Interlaken, eventually ending up in Geneva. I understand Lyon is closer to Geneva than Colmar, but the driving distance isn’t very important.
If you are driving and planning to end up in Geneva, Colmar is out. You'd cross Switzerland twice...
Lyon's marginally better, but I am not convinced it is worth the hassle for just a day.
How about Annecy?
Yes, definitely going to Annecy. You make a good point about the logistics; either are doable but Lyon makes more sense. Lyon it is! Thanks for the help!
As a former Lyon resident, I'd advise Colmar if you're driving. Lyon's traffic can be terrible, but not as terrible as its drivers. They generally drive like nuts. And I took my driving test there to get my French license (actually, just outside town at Saint-Priest), so I'm quite familiar.