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Readers recommend -- France: Wake up in a farmhouse outside Lyon

Readers recommend -- France: Wake up in a farmhouse outside Lyon
The bed-and-breakfast Ferme d'Arche, a 17th century building located just outside the city of Lyon, used to serve as a vineyard and fortified farm. (Gilles Lauga)

We just returned from France, where we had the great fortune to end our stay at Ferme de la Vallée, a beautiful B&B about 20 minutes outside of Lyon. The house is owned by Charline and Gilles Lauga (they speak English), who are wonderful hosts and ready with suggestions about what to see in the area. The property was gorgeous with walking paths surrounding the house. Charline makes a beautiful breakfast, and the room is great with private bath. An added plus for animal lovers is the big, friendly Newfoundland dog and four cats.

Ferme de la Vallée d'Arche, Route du Mont Thou, Chemin de la Vallée; 011-33-4-26-63-76-32, clauga.free.fr. Rooms from $126, breakfast included.

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Sarabeth Rothfeld

Woodland Hills

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