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Please vote!!! Atlantic Coast or Provence


We have a week unplanned so far and can't decide!!! Other areas we are already seeing are Paris, Sancerre and Varen areas.

Details welcome! This will be mid-July and a family with teens and tweens.

Thank you all in advance!

Posted by
3541 posts

Provence for sure. U will love it.
Great for families , lotsa villages and fun walks. Every village is different but close enuf from one another u could do at least 2 a day. Beautiful Isle sur la sorgue has a great antique market to stroll, it was Sunday .
It will be busy so get there early. Have lunch at some do a picnic at other spots like Pont du Gard. Have cappu and pastries here and there. Go to a farmers market or two, a TI will have the local schedule as they move from day to day.
Arles is a gd base and great place to visit as well.

Posted by
775 posts

Atlantic coast onto San Sebastian in Spain. Better beaches, fewer crowds.

Posted by
266 posts

I answered you on your other post - Dordogne and The Lot.

Posted by
12135 posts


Where on the Atlantic coast? La Rochelle, Brest, etc etc. Since I don't care that much for Provence, given your choice, I vote Atlantic coast.

Posted by
2466 posts

Take the kids to the beach. They might be tired of seeing cities, countryside, etc - and might want to see all the "eye candy" and possibly make friends.

Posted by
11743 posts

If my dream was to lay in the sun on the beach, probably Provence in July is a the better choice. If you want rugged coasts, WWII/Norman history, interesting tides, go to the Atlantic. Inland Provence might be too hot, while the Atlantic coast will be nice with a sea breeze.

Posted by
2847 posts

If it was a different time of year, I'd probably say Provence. But given the crowds and heat there in Summer, I'd say Atlantic Coast.