We're planning a 5-6 day trip to Provence, and are considering whether or not to include the Riviera as well. We are mostly excited about exploring the Luberon, markets, Pont du Gard and the Cotes du Rhone wine road. Also hoping to fit in a boat ride and bouillabaisse in Cassis. So far, we've booked 2 nights outside of Gourdes, and are wondering where to stay the remaining 3/4 nights. We're based in UK now so don't have our flights quite yet.
Not really interested in museums or sunbathing at beaches, necessarily on this trip. We're bringing our 18 month old toddler! Thinking of skipping Nice altogether, but Villefrance Sur Mar sounds lovely to visit. Not sure if driving all the way to the Nice area is worth it? And its seems Monaco has mixed reviews. We really aren't interested in dealing with crowds on this trip...are looking for more beautiful scenery, leisurely walks, market perusing, and quiet slices of the riviera (if they exist) Any comments?
Are there any nice, small and family friendly beaches to visit nearer to Provence?