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AddyP Apr 9th, 2014 08:53 AM

Looking for recommendations on Provence/Luberon/Rhone Valley
The wife and I are spending 17 days in France between June 27 and July 13. We're flying into Nice from New York and spending 4 nights there to check out the surrounding riviera. Towards the end of our trip, we're spending 5 nights in Paris from July 8 to July 13 when we fly back to New York from Paris.

My question is about Provence and the Rhone Valley. We have 7 nights to do this and want to have a good mix of rustic living in the countryside and wine tasting. We are leaning towards spending a few nights in Luberon and checking out the surrounding areas, but don't want to spend all 7 nights there. Can we do a bit of a road trip, with 2 stops (4 nights in one location, and 3 in another), while we check out the surrounding areas of each stop?

The web is overwhelming, and we're at a loss for what to do. Any suggestions are very welcome. We're going to rent a car for the 7 day stay in Provence or wherever we go, and would ideally like to take a train back to Paris after dropping the car off. Thanks in advance for your expert help!

StCirq Apr 9th, 2014 08:59 AM

Spend 3 nights in the Lubéron and 4 in the Bouches-du-Rhône, then take the TGV back to Paris from Avignon.

AddyP Apr 11th, 2014 07:26 AM

Thank you. WE have actually decided to spend 4 nights in Luberon, and 3 in Burgundy - any suggestions on where to stay in Burgundy?

StuDudley Apr 11th, 2014 09:00 AM


Stu Dudley

DebitNM Apr 11th, 2014 10:02 AM

For The Luberon I recommend-
For a chambre d'hote.

For a B&B -

Underhill Apr 11th, 2014 03:29 PM

What do you want to do in Burgundy? Beaune, IMO, is worth one day, but it's a good base for exploring the neighboring wineries--for which you would need a car or a tour. Otherwise, Dijon, a beautiful city where you can get the TGV back to Paris.

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