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Two weeks in Provence--looking for 3-4 base cities

Two weeks in Provence--looking for 3-4 base cities

Old Jun 16, 18, 8:35 am
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Two weeks in Provence--looking for 3-4 base cities

Hi. We are going to Provence for two weeks in October. We will have a car and want advice on 3-4 cities to use as a base for the trip. Any tips on lodging and unique/good restaurants would be welcomed as well. I have already read related threads--thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by silver springer View Post
Hi. We are going to Provence for two weeks in October. We will have a car and want advice on 3-4 cities to use as a base for the trip. Any tips on lodging and unique/good restaurants would be welcomed as well. I have already read related threads--thanks in advance!
Provence isn't THAT large; are you sure you want to be moving around that much?

Avignon, Aix, and if you want to stretch things, Nice & Lyon maybe? Are there particular interests (other than restaurants, which is not an area of expertise for me)? Natural parks, Roman ruins, Festivals (not likely in October), wineries?
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Old Jun 18, 18, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Mike Jacoubowsky View Post
Provence isn't THAT large; are you sure you want to be moving around that much?
Agreed. Seems a bit too much for me. I would stick to 2 bases. Max 3.

Originally Posted by Mike Jacoubowsky View Post
Avignon, Aix, and if you want to stretch things, Nice & Lyon maybe?
Nice and Lyon are not in Provence
Avignon and Aix ? Why not indeed. I could also recommend Moustiers Ste Marie for the splendid Verdon river gorges, and Gordes area.

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Old Jun 19, 18, 8:00 am
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Gordes and the Luberon were gorgeous. Gordes is a tiny village, and you can see it all in about 20 minutes. There are a ton of cute hilltop villages in the area.

La Bastide de Gordes is a super-fancy hotel that we stayed at. It's a very relaxing place to hang out (if you can afford it) with two good restaurants. We found the hotel service in general to be a little overbearing, however.
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Isles sur la Sorgue is a great little town to base yourself as well, known as the Venice of France according to the locals �� Not sure if that is a complement these days...
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