Day 8 Romanèche­-Thorins


So this morning we procured our tiny car, which would be much better for the back road travels we anticipated, and headed out of town. We wanted to towards the French Alps instead of spending four day in Lyon. It also tuned out the hotel I had picked for Lyon was 30 minutes out of town in a kind of sleazy part of town.


We had seen enough of city life anyway and were anxious to experience the rural French countryside. So we changed our plans around and hopped on the toll road, which is much quicker but quite pricy.


We had a bit of trouble figuring out the toll system, ended up in the wrong lane and had to back out once. The toll for about 100 miles was 28 Euro. Ouch! But the food at the rest stops was pretty tasty.

Our evening would be spent a small hotel called the La Maison Blanc located in the small village of Romanèche­-Thorins. The town boast rolling vineyards, and a windmill dating back to 1813.


We treated our self to a hotel swimming pool as the weather was getting quite warm. The hotel was old but the restaurant was amazing, with outdoor seating over looking the pristine blue pool. It has been our best meal so far.



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