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We are going to be in Turin Italy, leaving on Aug. 10. We are thinking of taking the train via Cuneo to Nice, which is supposed to be a beautiful train ride, then renting a car in Nice to travel the backroads and explore Provence. We'd like to see beautiful villages, get away from some of the tourists if possible, do some hiking and see lavender and sunflowers if they are still blooming . We're thinking maybe 3-4 days. Anyone have any suggestions? We're not tied to the train trip to Nice, so if you think we might prefer getting from Torino to France via a different method, we'd love to hear your suggestion. After Provence, the plan is to head for Paris for a couple days then fly home. Thank you very much for your help!

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