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Provence - Detailed Driving Iteneraries - Guide Book?

Provence - Detailed Driving Iteneraries - Guide Book?

Apr 17th, 2006, 07:12 AM
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Provence - Detailed Driving Iteneraries - Guide Book?

Can anyone recommend a good guidebook that includes many detailed driving iteneraries in Provence.

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Apr 17th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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Stu Dudley will email you a great write up on Provence. Search this board for his name.
BTW Thank you Stu
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Apr 17th, 2006, 07:34 AM
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I actually have Stu's itenerary. It is very good. We will definetly be doing his St Tropez drive.

The main other drive he recommends looks to only be appropriate if you are going to Provence in lavendar season - we are not (we are there in early June).

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Apr 17th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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The Lavender drive is very pretty any time of year. It takes you past the vineyards in the Luberon, through mountain areas, into some cute hilltop villages, back through a lovely gorge, and ending up at Senanque abbey - which is in another gorge.

The drive in the Luberon is in the itinerary also - and also a circular rive around the Dentelles.

The Michelin Green Guide for Provence also has driving routes.

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Apr 17th, 2006, 09:56 AM
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We've used the Michelin Green Guides in Normandy and Provence.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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The Michelin Green Guide to Provence is excellent, giving itineraries, details on sights, and recommendations for a few hotels and restaurants in each area. There's an equivalent guide to the Côte d'Azur.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Thanks -

Sounds like I need to look at Stu's itenerary again and take a look at the Green Guide.
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Apr 21st, 2006, 04:06 PM
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Stu Dudley - I would appreciate it if you would be kind enough to email your Provence itinerary to me:
[email protected]

Also, my husband has discovered www.viamichelin.com which is on the idea of mapquest (let's hope it's FAR more accurate). Once he gets driving directions he is able to search for restaurants.
Très Pratique!
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Apr 29th, 2006, 08:57 AM
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Stu,

We are planning a September trip to Provence and would love to receive your trip report. You can email it to me at [email protected]

Merci!
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May 3rd, 2006, 04:06 AM
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I, too, would appreciate a copy of Stu's itinerary. We are heading to Provence in mid-August (I know, busy time, but that's when the grandparents will take the kids for a week), and would love some tips. Please email it to [email protected]. Thanks!
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May 3rd, 2006, 04:30 AM
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I have browsed many guidebooks for that region and nothing comes close to StuDudley's write up/trip report.
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May 3rd, 2006, 10:38 AM
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Thanks Viajero2 - glad you found my itinerary useful.

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May 3rd, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Stu Dudley, would you mind sending me the Provence itinerary as well.
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May 3rd, 2006, 01:24 PM
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If anyone else want's an itinerary, please e-mail me directly at [email protected]

I don't check old threads that often. Also, it's easier to keep track of who I've sent copies to, if I use e-mail to manage the queue of requests.

Also, I go on vacation quite a bit and for several weeks at a time - so if you don't hear back within about 20 days, send me another e-mail (old ones age off after about 20 days).

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May 3rd, 2006, 01:42 PM
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I used a guidebook in 2003 called Provence Byways, written by a California couple who spend part of each year in the village of Lourmarin. It includes detailed drives throughout the Luberon region, as well as drives/walks through Aix-en-Provence and Arles. Check out their website, www.provencebyways.com for more details.
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