I'm so excited about our day and night in Lyon! After reading all of this I wish I had arranged a couple of nights!
I hate to start another thread on Lyon so am going to post here and hope someone answers. :) We will be coming from Aix-en-Provence on the TGV into Lyon Part Dieu. The next morning we are going to take the TGV to Torino Porta Susa.
Two questions please:
Which train to take on a Sunday?
-There is an 8:08 am TER from Lyon Part Dieu to CHAMBERY CHALLES LES EAUX with an 11-minute connection to a TGV that goes to Torino. OR
-There is a direct 8:40 am TGV from LYON-SAINT EXUPERY TGV to Torino.
-I don't speak or read French (although this will be at the end of one month in Aix.) I'm sure most people would just start the trip at Part Dieu but if I miss the TGV in CHAMBERY, the next one isn't for 4 more hours. Do I play it safe and just grab a taxi from our central hotel to Part Dieu to take the Rhônexpress shuttle? Take a taxi all the way to LYON-SAINT EXUPERY TGV? Or take the TER from Lyon Part Dieu to CHAMBERY?
My second question is about a hotel.
Given we need to leave Lyon early morning on Sunday, is there a better area to stay to make things more convenient to get to the various train stations? Perhaps taxi is the best way so we don't get confused on a subway, pulling luggage, etc. However, I see a Bellecour subway station, an Ampere Victor Hugo subway station, a Cordeliers subway station and a Gare de Lyon Perrache.