My husband and I have 1 week (without kids!) in Mid June to explore from about Portofino to Nice (he has a conference in Nice at the end). We've both been to, and love, Cinque Terre. I have been to Southern France as well as a student 20 years ago. We'd love to do something exciting- an adventure (biking or sailing?) or a few day course (cooking?) or maybe just staying at rare gem of a hotel that blows one away. We could also meander inland. Most of all, it's the experiences and places, not necessarily checking sights off a list, which we are looking for.
I'd love any thoughts from all you experienced travelers!