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Suggest an itinery for France, April 2020

Old Jan 15th, 2020, 12:35 AM
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This would be my first time to france. I would just like to explore the towns in the provence region
I have just planned Arles and nimes, based on which base i choose(avignon or Aix-en_provence)
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 01:25 AM
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Some people prefer Aix, some people prefer Avignon. Make your own choice based on your own research.
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 06:54 AM
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Why not choose Arles?
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 07:58 AM
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Get a map of Provence, and using a magic marker highlight all the places you want to visit. Then determine which of these two cities is closest to the stuff you want to see. For most people - Avignon will be more centrally located. It is a looooong way from Aix to the Pont du Garde (1 1/2 hrs), Uzes (1 3/4 hrs), and even Nimes (1 1/4 hrs unscenic drive).

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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by StuDudley View Post
Get a map of Provence, and using a magic marker highlight all the places you want to visit. Then determine which of these two cities is closest to the stuff you want to see. For most people - Avignon will be more centrally located. It is a looooong way from Aix to the Pont du Garde (1 1/2 hrs), Uzes (1 3/4 hrs), and even Nimes (1 1/4 hrs unscenic drive).

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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 10:39 AM
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"Suggest an itinery for France, April 2020"

Itinerary - but I somehow knew what the OP was asking for.

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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 08:57 PM
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StuDudley I think, using the map and plotting out point of interests is a great idea. I would do that. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sudovim View Post
I think, using the map and plotting out point of interests is a great idea.
See post # 20.
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sudovim View Post
This would be my first time to france. I would just like to explore the towns in the provence region
I have just planned Arles and nimes, based on which base i choose(avignon or Aix-en_provence)
Those two options should not be dependent on which base you use.

This is what I did on my first trip to France =
Flew into Paris. Explored.
Took the TGV train to Avignon. Stayed inside the walled city.
Took a taxi back out to the train station and picked up my rental car.
Drove around Provence exploring.
Spent a couple of nights in a fancy hotel in Cannes.
Flew out of Nice.

It really doesn't matter WHICH town in Provence you use as a based. If you have a base and are willing to drive an hour or so each day you want to explore, you can see a LARGE area.

I would pick a base within about 30 minutes of Avignon, but not pick up the rental car until after you leave Avignon.

Here's a recent thread in which I asked about a random town and asked for opinions about using it as a base to explore -
Thoughts on Eygaleires as a base for a few days in Provence?

Read the guidebooks as suggested. Read the resources online. SEe what town(s) appeal to you. See what lodging is available for your dates and at a price point that appeals to you.

You could choose from two dozen towns and still have a great trip.

Consider St. Remy.


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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 10:37 PM
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kja Sorry i think i missed that post. Thanks for the suggestion
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 10:55 PM
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I'm glad you agree it's a good idea. I think it will prove helpful.
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