Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  2. 2 Trip planning to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg
  3. 3 Portugal: 70th birthday trip
  4. 4 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  5. 5 Trip Report Scotland in 18 nights, smirr and sun and mud!
  6. 6 Trip Report Another theft warning: coastal trains, between Genoa & Tuscany
  7. 7 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  8. 8 Caution picking car from Europcar at Stazione Termini
  9. 9 Ambitious 1st time trip through Europe whilst pregnant??
  10. 10 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  11. 11 Northern Ireland ideas
  12. 12 Paris Neighborhood Help
  13. 13 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  14. 14 Itinerary input for trip to Spain and France
  15. 15 Trip Report Long weekend in Albania
  16. 16 ASTURIAS IN LATE OCTOBER??
  17. 17 Online Site for Alhambra Tickets
  18. 18 Trip Report Just the wine list please and Daisy came too.
  19. 19 scotland itinerary
  20. 20 Northern Italy in 2 Weeks?
  21. 21 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  22. 22 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
  23. 23 Hotel in Florence
  24. 24 Travel between Civitavecchia and Rome
  25. 25 Advice needed for family trip to Belgium and Germany
View next 25 » Back to the top

Need help with Provence itinerary

Jump to last reply

We are two couples in late 50's travelling to France in August 2016. We plan to be in Provence from 13th - 18th August (5 nights), after having spent time in Paris and Nice. I know this is a horribly busy time with crowds, but the dates are not negotiable unfortunately. We will be having a car. A tentative itinerary is given below, on which we would like critiques, changes and suggestions. We are not the beach types or the hiking kinds. Prefer idyllic villages, scenery, and markets, food, wines etc.

Thinking of basing ourselves at St Remy for the entire 5 days, to avoid living out of a suitcase, and do day-trip from there. But are flexible on this proposition.

Day 1 : Start driving from Nice in morning. Drive to Cassis, spend time there, and then on to Aix, and end up at St Remy by night. Doable ? Would you recommend covering Gorges du Verdon instead of Cassis (doubt if we can cover both, along with Aix) ? Should we spend the night at Aix ?

Day 2 : Cover St Remy, and nearby villages of Les Baux, Maussanne les-Alpilles and Mouries. Too much for 1 day ? Please advise on what to delete.

Day 3 : Arles & Camargue

Day 4 : Avignon, Villeneuve les-Avignon, Orange, Chateauneuf du pape, Carpentras; I know this is way too much. Please help select from these nearby destinations

Day 5 : Luberon villages of Apt, Gordes, Roussillon, St Saturnin-les-Apt; again, please help us select.

Kindly offer suggestions, as we are totally open to ideas.Thanks in advance.

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement