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Suggestions on what to do in the south of France for 6 days

Nov 16th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Suggestions on what to do in the south of France for 6 days

4 of us are going to be in the south of France in June 2010 and would love some suggetions on what to do. We will be going to Montpellier, Avignon and St Tropez. Beyond this we are open to anything. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Nov 16th, 2009, 01:57 PM
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Do you have my 27 page Cote d'Azur & Provence itinerary? We've spent 32 weeks vacationing in that region, and the itinerary includes our favorite small villages, markets, scenic drives, a section on Provence fabric, and other things. I've sent it (free) to over 1,000 people on Fodors & aol. E-mail me at [email protected] if you want a copy.

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Nov 16th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Yes,
I got it and it was a great read. There is just so much to see and I wanted to get opinions so that I could narrow things down. Thanks for yor help Stu.
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Nov 16th, 2009, 02:45 PM
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If you'll be there in late June, do the Lavender Route in my itinerary. If you won't be there then, visit the villages in the Luberon instead.

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Nov 16th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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I also recommend a day trip (or more if you have the time) to St. Remy. Especially on a Wednesday when they have the market. Strolling the market and buying the most delicious picnic food there was a highlight of our trip.
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Nov 16th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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I can address St Tropez for you. It's a great place to hang out for a few days. Tues and Sat are market days, one of the best markets....I can hardly wait till next summer to get back there. The stores in town aren't bad either if you like to shop. Coffee or drinks at the dock, watching all the boats pull in and out, watching the rich and not so famous on the boats, it's hours of fun. A day at one of the beach clubs is more fun than you imagine, lunch at Club 55 if you like that kind of thing, or, Nikki's if you are REALLY YOUNG! The night club scene is a spectacle, unfortunately, I am a bit old to participate so have only been an onlooker. I'm not too fond of the restaurants right in ST, but within 10 mins by car there are some fabulous places to dine. The whole area has beautiful hikes and drives, tons of good wineries to do tastings, have I forgotten anything?
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Nov 16th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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We loved the walled medieval town of Aigues Mortes.
Many shops and restaurants to check out within the walls.
View artisans making cheese/bread/wine...
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Nov 17th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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It's true that there is so much to do in Provence (with Avignon as your starting point), that it's hard to know where to start. If you'd like to see pictures (lots!) which may generate some ideas, see my report at http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...n-provence.cfm
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Nov 17th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Would recommend the walled city of Carcassonne. It is an Unesco heritage site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne
The main train line between the Med and the Atlantic stops in Carcassonne, the train station is alongside the Canal du Midi.
Prices are relatively cheap( as long as you lodge in the town and not the walled City).
Lots of history here, Cathars and so on.
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Nov 17th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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About 25 kms south of Avignon is the historical town of St. Remy de Provence where Van Gogh spent about 18 months painting- on the edge of the town there are the remains of one of the oldest roman settlements in France - called Glanum - well worth a visit . If you are in the region on a Saturday then I can recommend the market at Uzes - another medieval town about 30kms west of Avignon - the whole town comes alive with stalls selling just about everything from food to bric a brac - get there early - also plenty of good restaurants in the town . Can recommend the Best Western hotel on the outskirts of Uzes as a good place to stay for a few days to see the many hisorical sites in the area .
Just east of Uzes is the Pont du Gard - a roman viaduct built 2000 years ago - you can swim in the river there or hire a canoe - very popular tourist spot.
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Nov 17th, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Would suggest driving the Luberon, and simply stopping at those villages and towns that catch your eye. There are many for sure.
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Nov 17th, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Nov 19th, 2009, 09:07 AM
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These are some great ideas! Please keep them coming.
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Nov 19th, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Arles is worth a day or two--more if you're into Roman ruins and/or Van Gogh. Easy day trip from Avignon.
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Nov 19th, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Uzes and the Pont du Gard area and hitting at least 1 market day in a great place during the stay.
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