My husband and I are planning a 10 day trip, driving out of Lyon in May. We've already settled on the Hotel Faurie in Sainte-Agrève (upper Ardèche) and Poligny in the Jura but can't decide on another place to spend 2 or 3 nights. We're thinking of returning the rental car in Dijon at the end of the trip before taking the train to Paris. (We loved our meals at the Faurie last year, a superb recommendation from the board.)
We've considered the cadoles at the Troisgros's Colline du Colombier -- but is Le Grand Couvert, their restaurant there, open in May and worth it?
Also thought about Burgundy but we have no firm ideas there.
And Savoie, as my husband loves Reblochon, although it's hard to glean much information about places to eat and stay at in Savoie!
Any tips would be hugely appreciated, especially for restaurants/inns where you can comfortably stay in or near where you've eaten your dinner! Any Jura or Ardèche suggestions are great, too.
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