Hi fellow wanderers!!
So I’m a solo traveler and love to wander off the beaten path, see a place through local eyes, and generally get lost roaming around new places. While I have traveled a lot through Europe with ease I am having a hard time pulling together an itinerary for South of France. In part this is a due to some intimidation as I do not speak French so feel the need to have a bit of structure to my itinerary rather than winging it. I would strongly prefer not to rent a car so hoping for a few great bases so I can day trip on train to other great spots nearby. My initial itinerary mid May is: Amboise-Sarlat-Arles-Collioure or on to Barcelona. My time is flexible but I am thinking 2-3 weeks. I do not want to be rushed and enjoy having time to just absorb a place and relax a bit between wine tastings, amazing food, and chateau visits. The train travel between these spots is 7-9 hours. Wondering if these are the best places to base for day trips? If not any alternatives? Also any suggestions for day trips is welcome!! Merci!