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Stay in One Place or Two

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Stay in One Place or Two

We are going to be in Provence from April 21 through May 4. We are not planning to rent a car at all during our trip.

We are planning to leave Cannes on Friday, April 30, and thinking of visiting Aix (been there once, loved it!), Avignon, Arles and Nimes.

At the end, we must return for a night in Nice to catch a very early flight to the US.

Since we will be taking public transportation, we would like suggestions on which town would be the best to use as a base for easiest travel. Or, would we be better off staying in two different places?

Is this too much to do in a few days? What would you cut out?

Is there any sequence of cities we should consider?

This period includes the May Day holiday weekend...does this impact our choices?

We welcome hotel recommendations for wherever you suggest (affordable, clean, convenient to train or bus), and information on how best to get around.

We are also open to other suggestions of places we might visit or stay.

Thanks so much for any advice!


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1. Re: Stay in One Place or Two

If you decide to stay in one plce then I think Avignon would be the best as the train service is the best in the South. All the places you have mentioned can be reached by train from Avignon.

If however you want to see REAL Provence ( the villages of Gordes, Rousillion, St Remy & Les Beaux) you need to hire a car. Trains do not go to most of the villages and if they do they are really infrequent which makes planning a daytrip very difficult.

Have a good holiday!


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