Hi! I am planning a 2 month trip to France Jan - March 2017, and was just hoping for any advice on "towns to avoid". I've been to France several times, mostly Provence, Cote d'Azur, Paris, and Lille but I'm finding it hard to get a good feel for the many towns and cities in France.
The plan is to either rent one house for the whole 2 months, or split my time between two regions--the first likely being Provence/Cote d'Azur. My only true requirements for a base are:
Ideally, there would also be a train station in the town, but if there is a perfect and affordable location without a train I can always rent a car.
I'll be with two children (6 y/o and <1), and am just looking for a friendly village to become a temporary part of. My French is terrible, but I am able to communicate adequately (and am hoping will improve greatly after 2 months!). I think I have a million more questions, but really am just hoping someone might be able to help me determine which cities/towns to AVOID, based on the safe/friendly/walkable criteria.
Thanks in advance!!!