Provence and Luberon- Need Help with Hotel Itinerary

We need advice on where to stay! Because of our limited time, we booked hotels each night close to the areas we are visiting. I know many suggest to have a central base, but because of time and experiences of wanting to stay on winery or hotel with a view or good restaurant, this is our current itinerary. We will end our trip in Nice. 1. Is it worth to stay in Vaison la Romaine one night and one in Les Florets? We are worried that it may be loud at Les Florets and there are not nice views from rooms and only good food vs. vineyard views at Bastide la Combe? 2. Should we stay at Hotel Clos de la Glycine in Roussillon for the view or farmhouse experience at La Ferme du la Huppe? We figured we would go for sunset view and then just drive to La Ferme du la Huppe for dinner instead? 3. Overall suggestions as to our itinerary and mapping out where/when to stay? Day 1: Monday Arrive Marseille airport and pick up car Visit: Arles, Les Baux Stay in St. Remy Day 2: Tuesday Visit Pont du Gard, Chateuaneuf de Pape, Orange Stay Vaison la Romaine at Bastide la Combe Day 3: Wednesday RS's Wine Tour Stay and dinner at Les Florets Day 4: Thursday Market: L'Isle-sur-la Sorgue or Rousillon, Gordes, Bonnieux
Dinner: La Ferme du la Huppe Stay Roussillon: Hotel Clos de la Glycine Thank you!

Posted by Lee
1017 posts

The distances involved are small. Gigondas-Roussillon is only 40 miles. If you are comfortable with checkin-checkout each day, then your itinerary looks fine to me. Staying at Les Florets is advisable as I say in your other post regarding it.

Posted by Carol
Santa Cruz
179 posts

To give yourself more time for Day 1, did you consider flying into Montepelier?
It is about 45 minutes west of Arles, an easy airport and car rental. Don't miss the art/light show at Les Baux, Carrieres de Lumieres.