Provence recommendations

We have rented a villa just outside of St. Remy at the end of May for 7 days of heaven. I have a couple of questions to ask. 1) Can anyone recommend a good wine tour that would do a pick-up in St. Remy and take us to the Chateauneuf du Pape region? 2) We have a history buff in our group as well as some serious shoppers. Can anyone recommend a village that would have an appeal for both?
3) Any must-do day trips? We will have a car. Thanks very much!

Posted by Lee
Dallas
898 posts

I recall my wife liking some of the shops in Arles which has a fine Roman amphitheater. Don't miss the perched villages and scenery of the Luberon. The Camargue for its flamingoes, black bulls and white horses is a good day trip and Aigues Mortes while you are there.

Posted by David
Bellevue, WA, USA
740 posts

maybe you can drive to the les baux village to see the ruined castle. there are a lot of really old siege weapons on display to tell the story of the castle. the walk up to the castle has a lot of shops along the sides so you can shop there while the history buff visit the castle ruin.