WE are planning for 3 weeks in France spending the majority of our time in Burgundy, Provence, Cote D'Azur. Our dates are absolutely flexible and in general we enjoy being outdoors wherever we travel. We will be doing some biking, kayaking, beaching, swimming?, wine tasting, outdoor eating, and just enjoying "the way of life". In terms of weather, crowds, places being open, would we be better to go mid September to beginning of October or arrive towards the last week of September and stay until mid October.
Thank you so much for your input.