Headed to South of France for our 10th wedding anniversary.... leaving on Saturday
The plan is to fly into Paris (its the only place we can fly into direct) then either take a train or fly to Nice.
Stay in Ville Franche sur Mer as a base and visit local towns including:
Menton, Monaco, Vence, Saint Paul du Vence, Grasse, Antibes, Eze, Cap Ferrat. ( too many on this list and need to cut it down to the best few I think). 4 nights.
From Ville Franche Sur Mer will head by train to Cassis. Visit the cliffs/calanques. any suggestions? 2-3 nights
From Cassis head possibly to AIX? OR skip over AIX and head to the luberon village area.
Possibly staying in Goult or Gordes or St. Remy.
I would love to explore this area but it seems the hardest to figure out without renting a car. We could rent a car for a few days but i have heard parking can be hard to find and expensive. I would like to see Roussillon, Gordes, Goult, St.Remy perhaps Baux, Lacoste (open to suggestions) I wonder if I could stay in one village and bicycle or walk to the next one, or a taxi. Possibly find a tour company/ private driver
3 nights. Figuring this part of the agenda out seems the biggest challenge.
From there head to Avignon or Arles as my next base. Visiting Avignon, Arles, Pont du Gord, 4 nights
1 night in Nimes- check out the roman structures etc. 1 night
Head to Carcasonne- its on my husbands list . he read about it as a fortified town and thought it sounded very neat. 1 night
Lastly- Toulouse 1 night before flight back to Paris to catch flight home. (alternatively take train back to Paris stopping for 1 night in bordeaux)
Would love your recommendations on where we should add more nights or a different location we had not included.
THANKS!! cant wait to eat croissants