Hi all -
First time poster but long time reader/researcher of the forum! Thanks in advance and any suggestions would be appreciated!
This is my husband and my first time in France and we are flying [7/25/19] into Paris for a quick couple of days since it's cheaper to fly into Paris and focusing most of the trip in French Riviera and Provence. We will be spending 10D/11N in French Riviera and Provence from Saturday 7/27/19 to Tuesday 8/6/19.
My husband and I are in our 30s and want to experience a lot of this region so we want to be active but want to balance that out so that we enjoy and appreciate what we're seeing.
I wanted to know if anyone had some suggestions on whether our itinerary is too much of the same or what cities to cut out or how to better organize the routes:
We are not huge on museums and are more for ruins/sites and walking around a town and eating/snacking to get the local feel of a town. We want variety of sites! We will be renting a car in Provence but not in French Riviera.
7/27/2019 - Arrive by TGV in Nice by 5pm / Nice and dinner in Nice [OVERNIGHT IN NICE]
7/28/2019 - Eze / Monaco and dinner in Monaco [OVERNIGHT IN NICE]
7/29/2019 - Villefranche-sur-mar / Cap Ferret / dinner in Nice [OVERNIGHT IN NICE]
7/30/2019 - Arrive by train from Nice to Nimes by 11am / explore Nimes and pick up car in Nimes / drive to Pont du Gard / Uzes / explore and dinner in Saint Remy [OVERNIGHT NEAR SAINT REMY]
7/31/2019 - Orange / Châteauneuf-du-Pape / explore Avignon and dinner in Avignon [OVERNIGHT NEAR SAINT REMY]
8/1/2019 - Arles and dinner in Arles [OVERNIGHT NEAR SAINT REMY]
8/2/2019 - Cooking class outside of Saint Remy / explore Les Baux and dinner in Les Baux / come back and walk around Saint Remy after dinner [OVERNIGHT NEAR SAINT REMY]
8/3/2019 - Arles market / Côtes du Rhône wine road / explore Crestet and Crestet lunch / explore Gigondas and dinner in Gigondas? [OVERNIGHT NEAR VAISON LA ROMAINE]
8/4/2019 - L'Isle-sur-la-sorgue market / Roussillon / Gordes / Sault lavender fields to Vaison / dinner at Vaison La Romaine [OVERNIGHT NEAR VAISON LA ROMAINE]
8/5/2019 - Explore Vaison La Romaine / Return car in Aix en Provence / explore and dinner at Aix en Provence [OVERNIGHT IN AIX EN PROVENCE]
8/6/2019 - Leave Aix en Provence by 8am to fly out of Marseilles by 11am.
Lodging and car rental is booked, but cities can definitely be removed or switched around still!