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5D in Provence - Luberon or St Remy first on Sun/Mon?

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Hi everyone, we have approx 6D in Provence (from 16 June) before we TGV back to Paris CDG. Essentially, we can only hit Avignon on a Sunday at noon - which we can't change due to a prior engagement in Dijon/Burgundy. Will rent a car for the entire duration.

Given that Sunday and Monday are quieter and our first 2 days, where would experience travelers choose as the first 'base'? (We intend to have 2 bases - one of the Luberon villages and the other near/around/in St- Remy so it's easier to visit the respective sites)

I am undecided since I understand that that Gourdes, Rousillon will still be lively enough on Sun/Mon(?), but am getting many mixed responses about St Remy/Les Baux given that I reach on a Sunday noon.

My original plan was -
Sun: Still researching somewhere for lunch... St Remy (get our bearings), Les Baux
Mon: Early morning walk to Glanum, Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, Pont du gard, (I hear that Arles, Nimes and Uzes are somewhat shut so I've read that I'm better off doing these 'sites')
Tues noon - Fri: Luberon
We will do the suggested lavender drives, Abbey, visit villages, Gourdes/Rousillon/Bonnieux markets on Tues-Thurs, browsing shops if they present themselves and generally take it easy.

Thoughts? Should I opt for the reverse?

Also, we are from Singapore, and really, we don't get outdoor markets in this form in my backyard. A bit disappointed that we'll miss the market at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. We love trawling antiques, only interested in housewares, paintings and love sampling food. Will the market in St Remy on Wednesday, or those in Gourdes, Bonnieux and Rousiilon compare?

I must thank Stu for his comprehensive itinerary - alas, I still have those niggling questions that determine my dates for booking either location. I don't know if in the next few years we'll be able to make it back, so I'm trying to plan it with the best information I can get! Thank you for any help. I'll be sure to post my report when I'm back.


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