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Before I make any final decisions, I thought I'd ask for some suggestions.

To celebrate her 80th birthday, my mom and I are going to Provence next April - a week in Menerbes to be exact. We've rented a gorgeous apartment on the top edge of the town looking out over an expansive southern view. My mom is mobile, but not the hiking or long walks type. (Funny how we ended up in Menerbes - it's not the ideal location for someone who is probably not going to do much walking on sloped streets, but she had the final say. It guarantees that I'll get more exercise when I go for the daily croissants and look for parking after I drop her off. That's what we do for our moms, right?!) She's never been one to go to the beach. We'll have a car and plan to visit the surrounding towns, markets and shops. We like a museum now and then too, and adore great views.

One option is to stay in the same apartment for a second week (although it might not be an entire week), but I don't know if I'd go stir crazy or not (feel free to chime in here too), so we're also considering going to another town, and that's where I'm asking for help. Where would you go? If it's too close to Menerbes, there's no point in leaving this little slice of heaven we've found. What about Uzes? Too close? Also toying with the idea of going towards the Mediterranean, but not for the beaches, just the views. We're not really limited, but my mom has been dreaming of returning to the south of France for 10 years so would probably not opt for Paris, Normandy, or the Loire, for example. It would certainly be easier to just stay in the same place and I've read many posts by people who have done just that! I'm just trying to consider all options before reaching a final decision. Give me your opinion, please!

We're paying 1000 Euros for the first week, but would prefer to pay less for the second week. (We also preferred to pay less for the first week, but couldn't pass up this apartment.)

We'd love to hear any suggestions to see what you all would do! Thanks in advance.

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