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Hi everyone. This is my first time visiting France and my first time on this forum so all your help is very much appreciated!

My family and I will be visiting France in mid-April and we plan on doing a 7 day road trip though Provence and the Côte d'Azure before heading to Paris for another 5 days. I'd love some input on the itinerary for the road trip portion...here's what i have so far:

DAY 1 : Arrive Marseille + Aix-en-Provence

12 pm: Arrive in Marseille
Rent car and check drive to hotel in Aix-en-Provence
[Sleep in Aix-en Provence]

DAY 2: Marseille + Cassis

Morning: Drive to Marseille
Afternoon: Drive to Cassis / Calanques
[Sleep in Aix-en-Provence]

DAY 3: AVIGNON + CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

Morning: Drive to Avignon
Afternoon: Wine tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
[Sleep in Avignon]

DAY 4: ARLES + NÎMES

Morning: Drive to Arles
Afternoon: Nîmes
Stop at Pont du Gard on the way back to Avignon
[Sleep in Avignon]

DAY 5: ST-RÉMY + LES BAUX

Morning: St-Rémy
Afternoon: Les Baux de provence
[Sleep in Avignon]

DAY 6: NICE

Morning: Drive to Nice
Late afternoon/evening: Monaco
[Sleep in Nice]

DAY 7: ST-TROPEZ + CANNES

Morning: Drive to Cannes
Afternoon: Drive to St-Tropez
[Sleep in Nice]

Ok so now my questions are - Do you think that this is too much to try to see in one week? Is there another way to make the schedule more realistic? We want to avoid hotel hopping as much as possible and we don't want to leave our suitcases in the car all day either out of fear of them getting stolen...

Also - is it worth it to spend 5 days in Provence and only 2 in the french riviera, or should it be more proportional?

I also have some questions about wine tours in CNdP - is it necessary to take a tour or can we just drive around by ourselves? How do we find the places that do wine tastings?

Thank you for your help :) !!

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