I’d love reactions to my proposed itinerary for a 3 week driving vacation in Provence and the Riviera.
Possible stops are as follows:
Days 1-3 Nice (without a car). Old city, Eze, gardens, Menton. Question: use bus service or hire private car for Eze etc?
Day 4 St. Paul de Vence for Matisse Chappelle du Rosarie
Day 5 Moustiers La Bastide— a must for scenery and Michelin restaurant
Days 6 - 8 L’Isle sur La Sorgue for seeing the Luberon. Chosen over more touristy towns but wise? Could have booked in Lourmarin or St Remy. Hard to know!
Days 9 - 11 Vaison La Romaine for the cotes du Rhône wine region and Pont du Gard
Days 12-14 Avignon
Days 15-17 Aix en Provence , on way stopping in Arles but not overnight
Days 18-20 Cassis for boat ride thru Les Calanques and wind down
Day 21 Cagnes sur Mer - beautiful villa & close to Nice airport. Better to stay in Antibes?
Day 22 fly out of Nice
We like art, food & wine, history, cultural tours and strolling on our own through scenic places, from small villages to cities.
Anything comments or suggestions will be appreciated!