Hi - a few questions after reading Rick's recent book on Provence for our group. 3-4 couples, trip focus on wine/food with a little bit of history, scenery and bicycle rides. It's the first 5 days of a trip that will end in Brussels to meet friends and watch a bike race. We will rent cars, so thinking home base of Vaison-la-Romaine, with a possible switch to Rousillon. Will everything be open the last week of March? Have concerns things don't open until Easter, which is quite late next year.
Saturday - get there, find decent meal
Sunday - history, walk town and a nice long meal to flush out jet lag
Monday - AM visit site, afternoon winery & nice meal
Tuesday - market day then to Roussillon?
Wednesday - bike ride to Gigondas (if no Roussillon) or bike ride in Luberon - wine/food built into trip
Thursday AM - back to Avignon to catch TGV to Paris/Brussels
Let me know if basing in Vaison-la-Romaine makes sense (only area of France we're visiting this trip) and any wineries/restaurants/hotels to recommend above most recent book. This is a celebratory trip so expensive hotels/meals will be okay.