Hello fellow travellers,
We'll be spending about five days in Provence the week after Christmas. We're thinking about basing out of Arles, using about a car for a few days, train and bus the rest of the time. I know the bigger cities (Arles, Avignon, Nimes) would certainly be open for business during the winter months, but some of the smaller villages may be pretty well rolled up. While it would be great to look at lavender fields and sunny beaches, given Mistral and December, that's just not going to happen!
What are your ideas about those places in the middle of winter? Mind you, we live in Alaska, so this is going to be fabulous for us - if a bit chilly for others!
We'd really like to find the best place to see around Arles in winter - there are tons of places that would be great to see, but what's on your list of the out-of-the-way places that would be at the top of your list to visit? And it doesn't have to be Arles, perhaps for you it is St-Remy or Les Baux or up in the Luberon? We'll certainly spend a day or so in the big cities, but would rather explore that perfect village.
Where would you stay or base if not in Arles?
Thanks in advance for all your great thoughts!