Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Visiting Provence for first time - few questions

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I am booking a trip to Provence on behalf of my parents, and I just had a few questions, mostly to assure me of the planning being OK so far. The trip is planned for June (20-27).

Their plan is to travel down for Paris on the TGV, and stay one night in Avignon. The following day they will pick up a rental before travelling to Aix en Provence, where they will be staying for the next six nights. (They're in fact just outside Aix en Provence, staying here: http://www.lacharlotte-provence.com/ - which received very good reviews). After that they would return to Aix en Provence to TGV back to Paris.

Thus, they are largely staying in one location. I know other people have mentioned perhaps mixing it up by staying in St Remy or other locations, but as they have a car, is it an issue if they stay in the one place? (The accommodation selected receives excellent reviews.)

My second question is - current plan is to higher a mid-size (Mercedes C class); the other alternative is a VW Golf. But I feel given that they'll be doing a fair bit of driving, the C class will be a bit more comfortable. My only question, which I believe has been satisfied somewhat already by other comments, is whether a C Class is too big for the area? Not having been there, I cannot judge, but I assume it would be OK?

Many thanks for your advice, in advance!

(Also, any other tips in terms of must do, should do, locations, restaurants, etc, would be well appreciated :) )

30 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 SARDINIA - Cagliari to Alghero (via 3 nights in Cala Gonone or Oristano?)
  2. 2 Sorrento-Positano ferry schedules
  3. 3 DCC on the increase?
  4. 4 Hotel and activity recommendations in Basque Region??
  5. 5 Trip Report Rome 2015- A Spring Break Adventure!
  6. 6 Netherlands-Belgium-Northern France Itinerary Help
  7. 7 Visiting Exciting Turkey in the Throes of Restoration
  8. 8 Berlin Itinerary
  9. 9 Flamenco show- madrid or seville?
  10. 10 Croatia hotel and itinerary help (8 days, 7 nights in Sep)
  11. 11 Good car rental with http://www.budget-athens.gr
  12. 12 Help on Norway please - too much to cover too little time.
  13. 13 Possible London GTG between April 28/May1
  14. 14 Best way to get from Athens to Naples & rec for Greek Isles & Amalfi Coast
  15. 15 Calling out to all Spain lovers! 2 weeks in mid Sep - need some new ideas!
  16. 16 Help with driving suggestions in Delphi.
  17. 17 Rome - A Couple of Questions
  18. 18 Where to stay two nights before flying from Heathrow?
  19. 19 Planning a week in London
  20. 20 Trip Report TR: Solo in LONDON for ten days on unfinished business ...
  21. 21 French Government Endorses Airbnb in Paris...
  22. 22 Barcelona and Road Trip to Southern France
  23. 23 Help with Greece Itinerary for Honeymoon!
  24. 24 When to buy train tickets to Budapest and Prague from Vienna
  25. 25 Day on the Rhine
View next 25 » Back to the top