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Ideas for Spain in May

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We will be traveling to Spain for the first time and would love some ideas. We were in Italy in 2013 and France in 2014.

Couple tips about us when you provide suggestions:
We are foodies. Love great food. Love wineries and vinyards. We love quaint little towns over large cities. We will have a car again and would love to stay on a vinyard or farmhouse.

To give you an idea on how we like to vacation here are some highlights of past trips:

ITALY: Florence, we stayed in an apartment rented on We absolutely loved florence especially the country side where we stayed on vinyard as well. We took a Vespa tour around the Chianti region visiting many wineries and just riding through the rolling hills and through small villages stopping at markets and center of towns. We took a day trip to Venice from Florence and a day trip to Bologna and surrounding area. Visited a cheese farm and Prosciutto maker. From Florence we went to Capri and Ana Capri. Here we just relaxed all while taking in the scenery and other Amalfi Coastline towns(Sorrento and Positono). From Capri we headed to Rome where we visited the must see historical sites and did some shopping. We visited many markets throughout our trip. We also took part in cooking classes.

FRANCE: we flew into Paris and out of Nice. In Paris we stayed in an apartments as well and visited the obvious sites, had dinner atop the Eiffel Tower at Jules Verne. We had amazing food here at many great hole in the wall restaurants and top tiered Michelin starred restaurants. We took a day trip to Versailles via Fat tire bike tours where we started out by riding out biked through the town to the market where we shopped for picnic foods. Then off we went to bike around the grounds of Versailles visiting MArie Antoinnettes farm and the other areas of the large palace grounds. Before heading to the palace we had a picnic along the lake on the property. We also visited many markets in Paris.

From Paris we took a train to Avignon where we picked up our car. We stayed at a private home Villa Velleron in Velleron which was absolutely wonderful. We stayed 3 nights here. About a 10 minute drive was Isle la Sorgue which was one of our favorite quintessential towns with lots of shopping. I did 85% of my shopping here. While in the Provence region, we drove around everywhere. Doing this we felt the essence of the villages and oasis of calmness. Some trips included
1) St. Remy, Les Baux and other stops along the way
2) from Velleron our next stop was Lacoste where we stayed on a beautiful property that was restored and now run by an Art restorer. Bastide de Magnas was the name.
3) Our drive from Velleron looked like this: Pernes les Fontaines, drove through the Gorges, into Sault to Lacoste where we settled. When here, we drove from village to village ( Bonnieux, Apt, Roussillon ect.).
4) We drove 1 day to Vaison la Romaine where we took part in an amazing cooking class and had dinner. The drive was far from bad. It was beautiful and we did not drive through the Gorges this time. We probably never will again because it was ver scary.
5) we drove to Valensole one day and had the most amazing views of Lavender fields. Just like out of the magazines.

Nice: we drove her from Lacoste and returned the car. Here we just walked around and visited Monoco for a Day. We also loved Eze.

Thank You!

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