My partner and I will be at Taize (near Lyon) for a week towards the end of May. I have family in Portugal, and I know I eventually want to make my way to Lisbon, but I'd like to take maybe 3 days exploring the south of France, where I have never been before. One potential issue: we're city people who don't drive (no licenses, and there's absolutely no chance of getting licenses before our trip). While I know it's easy enough to catch a train from major city to major city, how feasible it is to get around villages without access to a car? With a short stay in the region, I'd like to maximize time as best we can, even if it means not seeing multiple places.
Can anyone help me figure out an itinerary to have a relatively low-key few days before the bustle of my big, boisterous family in Lisbon? Our interests are history, art, food, wine, and I would love to see some cathedrals/monasteries/religious sites other than Taize while I'm in France.