Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 French Strike Chaos to Get Worse?
  2. 2 3 weeks, 3 European Countries, 6 cities
  3. 3 10 days in Spain (Madrid and ???)
  4. 4 Trip Report Relaxing on the Rhone - a river cruise virgin's trip report.
  5. 5 I'm sorting out my stuff for the next trip.
  6. 6 Paris, Versailles and Jet Lag
  7. 7 Rudesheim Bacharach or other suggestions.
  8. 8 Venice - Tour suggestions
  9. 9 Trip Report Stay away from EF Tours
  10. 10 French Vacation in Mid-America
  11. 11 12 days in the Italian Lakes
  12. 12 The most interesting city/town in the UK-in your opinion
  13. 13 Input on this 8 Day London Itinerary
  14. 14 Is Mljet a reasonable substitute for Korcula?
  15. 15 Fodor's Boston GTG
  16. 16 The Impact of AirBnB in Paris
  17. 17 Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik HELP
  18. 18 Antwerp Tram
  19. 19 Trip Report Trip report European honeymoon
  20. 20 Tour of La Scala, Milan
  21. 21 RER C to Versailles on Wed. - still a good option due to Paris strikes?
  22. 22 Day trip from Split to Hvar - to Stari Grad or Hvar City?
  23. 23 Alhambra
  24. 24 Hotels in Barcelona Madrid and Granada
  25. 25 Provence Lavender fields in July
View next 25 » Back to the top

Provence: To rent or not not rent a car

Jump to last reply

Over 4 full days, we want to be able to see:
Must see’s:
Avignon (1 day)
Arles (1 day)
Gordes
Want to see:
Rousillion
St Remy de Provence
Menerbes
Would be nice to see:
Fontaine de Vacluese
Bonnieux
Pont du Gard

If we make Avignon our base, Arles can be reached directly by train. So making Avignon our base takes care of the 2 full days. The other 2 days are the ones up for grabs.
If we are not renting a car at all (or if we only want to rent for the 2 days), then Avignon is the best option.
In a perfect world: if we had a car, I would’ve preferred to make Aix the base when visiting the Luberon villages, but Aix is further south (looks like at least an additional 45 min. drive…)
we are so confused on what to do.
Advantages of having a rental car for the entirety of our trip: flexibility, cheaper than tours and transfers, more time to spend Iinthe villages
Disadvantages: possibly more stress in finding parking in the cities (Avignon, Arles) and bigger towns, gas refills, and possible delays when returning the rental car on our departure date

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement