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Driving from St Remy to Bordeaaux. Is that Crazy?

Driving from St Remy to Bordeaaux. Is that Crazy?

Old Feb 11th, 2015, 07:38 PM
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Driving from St Remy to Bordeaaux. Is that Crazy?

i'm debating between taking a train from Avignon to Bordeaux (with one train change) or driving. I will be by myself. My DH will be flyiing in from the US and taking a train to Bordeaux. It's a 6 hour train trip and about he same if I drive.
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Old Feb 11th, 2015, 09:26 PM
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Take the train and relax.
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Is Avignon to Bordeaux the only reason for the car rental?
If the "travel" time is the same, you can't possibly do it around the same time by car, unless

time to rent a car = 0 minutes
time to eat lunch on the way = 0 minutes
time for a rest stop = 0 minutes
time to fill up your car before return = 0 minutes
time to return the car = 0 minutes

Last year, there was a horde of people ahead of me at Avignon car rental. It took me one hour to rent a car. For example, at Hertz, it does not matter you have a super duper status with them. There is no grab your key and go type of setup. Both no status and Gold club counters had long queues.
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Hi chutney,

Have you taken many train trips in Europe?

If not, let me agree with the posters above and suggest that you take the relaxing way and take the train. You can buy some picnic stuff before you board (or some trains have a restaurant car or a bistro car), so you can enjoy a delicious picnic while you watch the scenery slip by. You can also read, listen to music, nap, and of course do some prime people-watching. You won't have to worry about getting lost, and you certainly don't have to worry about a fender-bender or any other accidents en route.

It's a wonderful and wonderfully civilized way to travel! If you haven't done it before, you should enjoy its novelty!

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What are your possible reasons for wanting to drive? There must be some, but for me, personally, I couldn't think of any reason to do that.
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The reason to drive from Avignon to Bordeaux is if you can find time to stop enroute.
ie. Have lunch on the med coast (say a moule frites in the not touristy city of Sete),
Pop in to discover Catalunyan Perpignan or the gorgeous sea resort of Collioure (means a detour)
Experience Carcasonne or just have a panoramic view from the motorway
Discover the "pink city" of Toulouse.
From Toulouse to Bordeaux, it's more like a no man's land but gorgeous scenery.
However if time is counted, I would also suggest train.
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