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Paris to Lyon drive

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Paris to Lyon road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Paris to Lyon. If you're planning a road trip to Lyon, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Paris
drive for about 1 hour

12:10 pm  Fontainebleau
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:10 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

2:09 pm  Auxerre
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

3:50 pm  Avallon
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Avallon
drive for about 1 hour

12:13 pm  Beaune
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:13 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:39 pm  Provence
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

4:19 pm  arrive in Lyon

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Paris, France.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Fontainebleau  (16 answers)
    Château de Fontainebleau  (5 mentions)

Auxerre  (2 answers)
    Monet's Garden Giverny, France  (3 mentions)

Avallon  (2 answers)

Beaune  (12 answers)

Provence  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Lyon, France.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Lyon?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Boulangerie de l'Ile Barbe, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Archange  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Lyon? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Lyon?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Vieux Lyon  (2 mentions)
Presqu'île Lyon  (2 mentions)
Paul Bocuse Restaurant  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Lyon. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Howard from Palm Beach Gardens asked:
What are the best areas to spend five days within driving distance?  (6 answers)

profile  Félix from Lyon asked:
Do you have a place to eat good burgers in Lyon?  (3 answers)

profile  Arnold from Buenos Aires asked:
Good places in Lyon?  (2 answers)

profile  Letianna from Paris asked:
Driving and parking garages in Lyon  (1 answer)

profile  Frank from Jericho, New York asked:
Nice boutique hotel and restaurants  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Lyon.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Lyon to Paris drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Paris? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of Paris.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Paris to Lyon. Or get a full Paris to Lyon flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Paris well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Paris!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 294 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 35 minutes
745 Paris travel answers
16 Fontainebleau travel answers
2 Auxerre travel answers
2 Avallon travel answers
12 Beaune travel answers
57 Lyon travel answers


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