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PROVENCE: things that are driving me crazy

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Our trip is for 13 nights in late September, early October. We can't change any dates. Some of it is working out, and some of it is driving me mad. Not that it's anything important, but please indulge me in my fussy travel ways.

Frustrations:
#1: I've posted about this three times, twice here and once on TA. Many helpful suggestions but also many snarky comments, some akin to "you are an imbecile." I am indeed often less than a genius, but please, I know where I want to go and what I want to do. I just need some help and feedback. I'm almost done ranting.

I've been told to "get a guidebook" and "look at a map" when I've obviously listed an itinerary that only a guidebook junkie could come up with. I've been told that I don't want to visit museums and galleries in the south of France and that there's something wrong with me if I think I've "exhausted" all that the museums in Paris have to offer. I don't. For jeeper's sake, I just like museums and art galleries.

I've also been told that I know nothing about Provence (duh; that's why the books and questions), and I'm an American (gosh, no! exposed at last) and that I'm taking a Disneyesque (or some such made up word) approach to the Cote d'Azur.

Ok, I'm done ranting. If you've made it this far, please help me plan my trip.

#2
We arrive in St Remy de Provence on a Wednesday afternoon or early evening, thus missing the much praised Wednesday market. We will stay in the area, with a car the entire time, in a good position for day tripping.

Are there other worthwhile markets I can make it to? Or am I shooting myself in the foot by staying in St Remy and missing this market? We chose St Remy for it's ease in approaching many of the places we would like to get a look at, and it sounds like a nice town.

#3
From St Remy, on a Monday morning, we will head to the Cote d'Azur. I have a very art-centric itinerary, suggested by Underhill years ago when I first planned to take this trip. I also want to see more villages and maybe some natural beauty. We have six nights for this leg of the trip.

I'm thinking of spending 4 of those nights inland, maybe Vence, then 2 nights in Nice, ditching the car on the way in to Nice

Sub-frustrations
a) is this a good plan or should we
b) get an apartment in a smaller coastal town with train and parking, day trip into Nice, and stay in apartment in smaller coastal town all six nights?

OK, i will stop now. If you've read this far, I owe you gratitude and welcome all constructive criticism. Please be aware that my stack of guidebooks is toppling over.

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