Would Annecy be deep enough in the Alps for you? We loved it in the summer
time. You'd certainly have the views and a lot to see in the old town. That
alpine cuisine will be wonderful in the winter! We ate at a little place on
the other end of Lake Annecy in August that would be a fun winter date - all
of the hearty cheese dishes of the region. Boy we could use some of them now
with all this snow! Let me know if you'd like me to look up the name.
Annecy is an easy drive from Lyon.
Anne in snowy Virginia