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Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

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Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

We have booked 2 nights in Roussillon. We thought we would arrive late in the day on the first night, explore the village and surrounding area the second day, then head out to Cassis, the morning after the second night, where we are slated to spend 3 nights.

Is what will be essentially a full day and two nights too long in Roussillon?

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1. Re: Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

Not really, since you can easily spend a week exploring Western Provence. When are you going? I am thinking in terms of following a lavender route if you are visiting before the end of July. Now, personally I think three nights in Cassis is two nights too long unless you have a definite plan.

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2. Re: Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

Thanks for such a quick reply.....We will be there mid-September..... and Cassis was planned so that we could spend a few days on the Mediterranean in a place small, quaint and affordable.

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3. Re: Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

If you are there on a Saturday, don't miss the market in Apt, it's one of the best.

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5. Re: Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

From Roussillon you can drive to Mont Ventoux for the views. There is lavender too. Joucas, Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste are lovely. We found very beautiful the area with lavender (July) and vineyards. Look where the market is on your days of visit.

Cassis is beautiful. We stayed there 2 weeks and would return any time. I think you have a nice schedule and you will enjoy Provence at this pace. There is also a market in Cassis once a week. The beaches are rocky, pebbles, but beautiful. We preferred la plage du Bestouan although there are big pebbles.

In September for example there is a fete des vendanges. Wine celebrations.

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6. Re: Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

Roussillon is nice and you can do plenty nearby.

However Roussillon is not the most exciting village in the evening. But worth staying for the gorgeous view on the ocre

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7. Re: Roussillon: 2 nights too long?

We just returned from Provence, and Roussillon was our favorite village. I think it's a great base for exploring the area, even if there's not a ton to do in town. The Thursday market was a real treat. We bought food for a picnic for our drive to Mt. Ventoux that day. The ocher hills are worth some time, too. Gordes is pretty but touristy.

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